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Crumbling Walls

Preached by The Reverend Paul D. Allick on Sunday, June 12, 2016 (Proper 6 in Ordinary Time)

2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, 13-15; Galatians 2:15-21; Luke 7:36-8:3

 

Sometimes we can’t really understand faith until we lose it. It wasn’t until I found myself, years ago, in the grip of a long depression, that I understood that all I have is faith. When all of my self-will, my intellect, and my religious practices dried up, I...

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Here Comes the Kingdom

Preached by The Reverend Paul D. Allick on Sunday, June 5, 2016 (Proper 5 in Ordinary Time)

1 Kings 17:17-24; Galatians 1:11-24; Luke 7:11-17

 

When we pray that God’s kingdom will come and that God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven, what are we asking for? Are we asking to go to heaven? Are we asking for the end of the world?

 

In the gospel according to Luke Jesus says to the disciples...

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In Defense of Mystery

Preached by The Reverend Paul D. Allick on Sunday, May 22, 2016 (Trinity Sunday)

Trinity Sun

Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15

 

Once while I was teaching a confirmation class I had just finished an explanation about what each piece of the liturgy of the Holy Eucharist meant. One young man, whom I knew to be very interested in science, in fact so interested that he treated it as a religion, said to me, “You...

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The Being and the Doing

Preached by The Reverend Paul D. Allick on Saturday, May 21, 2016 (Trinity Sunday, Saturday Latin Mass)

Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15

 

How many times a week are you asked this, “How are you doing?” How many times when you meet someone are you asked “What do you do?” We are very focused on what we do and how we do. We find our value in our doing; a busy calendar can make us...

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Convert the World

Preached by The Reverend Paul D. Allick on Sunday, May 15, 2016 (Pentecost)

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A Car without an Engine

Preached by The Reverend Paul D. Allick on Sunday, May 8, 2016 (7th Sunday of Easter)

Acts 16:16-34; Rev 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21; John 17:20-27

 

In my business I hear this comment a lot, “I don’t need to go to Church to find God. I can go out to the woods to find God, etc.”

 

I know countless self-professed Christians who seldom if ever go to church. This is curious to me. Maybe it has...

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Face to Face

Preached by The Reverend Paul D. Allick on Sunday, April 24, 2016 (5th Sunday of Easter)

Acts 11:1-18; Psalm 148; Revelation 21:1-6; John 13:31-35

 

This week in the Daily Office we read from the 33rd Chapter of Exodus. Moses is at a breaking point being the go between for the LORD and the people. He asks God, “Please let me see your Glory.” The LORD answers, “I will make all my Goodness pass...

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Ask My Grocer

Preached by The Reverend Paul D. Allick on Sunday, April 17, 2016 (4th Sunday of Easter)

 

Acts 9:36-43; Ps. 23; Revelation 7:9-17; John 10:22-30

 

An Amish man was once asked by a fervent young evangelist whether he had accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior and been saved. The Amish man answered "Don’t me. I could tell you anything. Here are the names of my banker, my grocer, and my farm hands. Ask them if I’ve been...

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Voices from Heaven

Preached by The Reverend Paul D. Allick on Sunday, April 10, 2016 (4th Sunday of Easter)

                  

Acts 9:1-20; Rev. 5:11-14; John 21: 1-19

 

 

Saul heard a voice from heaven. It was Jesus, whom he had been persecuting. It came suddenly, and a light from heaven flashed around him. The experience was so intense that Saul fell to the ground. The light was so strong that...

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It's All in the Name

Preached by The Reverend Paul D. Allick on Monday, April 4, 2016 (The Annunciation of Our Lord Jesus Christ to the Blessed Virgin Mary)

Isaiah 7:10-14; Luke 1:26-38

When I was 14 I went to live with my dad in his hometown on the Turtle Mountain Reservation in North Dakota. Turtle Mountain is a remarkably diverse place. Gathered there are Ojibwa and Cree natives, mixed French-Cree people known as the Metis, and a smattering of Lebanese and Syrian families. Sometimes all of these...

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