Monthly Archives: November 2014

Collect: First Advent

ALMIGHTY God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in … Continue reading

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Carrying off Naboth…

If Naboth must be taken off, there are sons of Belial to swear against him. Matthew Henry

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That face dishonoured…

…for the face of Christ, dishonoured by spitting and blows, has restored to us that image which had been disfigured, and almost effaced, by sin. Calvin, Harmony of the Evangelists, Book 3, p. 259

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Collect: Twenty-Second Sunday after Trinity…

LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy household the Church in continual godliness; that through thy protection it may be free from all adversities, and devoutly given to serve thee in good works, to the glory of thy Name; through … Continue reading

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Beginning with undeserved love…

There can be no doubt, therefore, that Christ, in describing the salvation of the godly, begins with the undeserved love of God, by which those who, under the guidance of the Spirit in this life, aim at righteousness, were predestinated … Continue reading

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You know you’re in trouble when…

…I leave it to the ingenious expositions of them who are fond of subtleties. Calvin

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Collect: Twenty-First Sunday after Trinity…

GRANT, we beseech thee, merciful Lord, to thy faithful people pardon and peace, that they may be cleansed from all their sins, and serve thee with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

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