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No Continuing City - Seeking Our Heavenly Homeland
We begin the Lenten Fast with hymns reminding us of our lost Paradise. God created us in His image and likeness and called us to be in communion with Him. The purpose of our creation is to become gods by grace. Adam and Eve were tempted by the devil and deceived into thinking that deification could come through other means than the way God provided for them.
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Jesus Christ Conquers – Watching for the Inner Kingdom
We live in biblical times. Pestilence, earthquakes, wars and rumors of wars; distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth (Lk. 21:25-6); iniquity abounds and the love of many grows cold. And yet in spite of it all, Christ tells us: Be of good cheer; I have overcome the world (Jn. 16:33).
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COVID and the Call to Holiness

It is to just such a life that Great Lent summons us. It is to just such a life that the current pandemic summons us – a holy life. A life offered freely, and a heart given entirely, unto Christ our God.

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