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Lenten Question: Will you obey the Lord?

Thursday, February 8, 2018 by Fr. Mark in Blog
“Will you obey the Lord?”

I remember this question well. Asked by Archbishop Kolini some years ago at the Anglican Mission Winter Conference in North Carolina, he spoke from personal experience and the personal experiences of many Rwandan and other African priests and bishops. They had been shot at, stabbed, threatened, and some killed in service to Christ and His Church. Often we as Americans struggle to relate to such persecution. We just don’t face it here in the USA as church leaders in Africa and Asia face persecution, and so we know of this “from afar” as stories told by missionaries and those more familiar with these experiences. For us, our losses and changes are usually different. They are often financial, cultural, and related to membership and size.

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Advent & Christmas Reflection- joy and sorrows come together

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 by Fr. Mark in Blog&Christian Spirituality
Christmas is such a time of joy– and of anticipating joy! If you still have kids at home who are counting down the days, this is especially true.  Yet, perhaps because of my line of work, I am also mindful of a reality that has come up three times times in just the two months. The death of loved ones.  For so many of us, we are celebrating and spending time with family and friends. But for others, they are struggling with health issues, unwanted changes, and sorrow over the death of a loved one. For them, Christmas presents an opportunity to consider over what or for whom they still may give thanks. But it is hard to celebrate, even if it is what they desire. They still celebrate in their own way, but glee and cheer and rejoicing and singing simply come to them with burden and sorrows. “Making merry” isn’t the same when your heart and mind are weighed down by grief or anxiety.

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Advent Reflection 3

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by Fr. Mark in Blog&Christian Spirituality
As the third Sunday of Advent approaches, I am mindful of the invitation that comes with it. Traditionally, it is the Sunday of Joy, for we reflect with joy over the way that God has rescued his people and his world. We consider what it means to focus on joy in the here and now in our lives, as well. To that end a challenge comes to us. As St. Paul wrote, “Rejoice always, pray continuously, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thess. 5: 16-18) This is an attitude choice of faith and perspective.

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Advent Reflection 1

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by Fr. Mark in Blog&Christian Spirituality

“Adventus” could be the title of a computer game, conquest challenge, or film. Maybe Adventus could be the name of a space ship. It sounds adventurous like that, yes? It means “coming” or “arrival,” and from this Latin word we get the English, “Advent.”

Don’t be fooled into thinking of only tame wreaths, purple candles and hymns that lead us toward Christmas celebrations. Adventus is adventure of the most bold and noble sort. The world is lost in darkness, despite the human imagination to try to conceive otherwise. The “light” people see is not the light of God. The world acts as both life-giving and life-taking, with people born alive but dead to God because of their sinful nature. The world, however, was created by God and its people made in his image. “The World” was supposed to be united by God, in God, and to God. But it isn’t that way. To this world waiting for that repair, our world, a Savior comes. This was the promise of the prophets for many years. Then it happened.

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Choose an Attitude of Rejoicing

Monday, October 16, 2017 by Fr. Mark in Blog&Christian Spirituality
In this Sunday’s epistle reading from Philippians 4, St. Paul writes an encouraging directive which often is very hard to do, particularly when your life is filled with challenge, pain, illness, and loss.

“Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again- rejoice! Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon. Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”

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Hard to be Fair

Friday, September 22, 2017 by Fr. Mark in Blog&Christian Spirituality
It’s hard to be fair. Whether you want to label the notion of “fairness” as equity, balance, justice, or ‘fair,’ the sense of moral value for this has never been greater in our culture. Every imaginable group of people vie for it. Political, social, educational, and charitable decisions are made regularly based on prevailing concepts of moral fairness. This seems good and right, of course.
But what if it isn’t? What if God didn’t care at all for our concern or definition of fairness?I assert that he does not.  Could this be? If so, how could this be true when people often attribute our very notions of moral equity as based in religious teaching, particularly biblical teaching?

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God in You, God through You

Friday, June 2, 2017 by Fr. Mark in Blog&Christian Spirituality

Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could understand God’s replies to your prayers while you pray or discern a very active way that your reading of scripture seems to be God whispering in your ear about something?

Wouldn’t it be wondrous to say something to others that you understand is a “prompt” from God to speak rather than merely your own notion? Wouldn’t be remarkable if ordinary people, like you and me, could pray for someone’s healing and more often than not watch the healing happen?

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To This You Were Called

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by Fr. Mark in Blog&Christian Spirituality
Dear Friends,
“You were called to this,” writes the Apostle Peter in his first epistle. The same phrase is used twice in back-to-back chapters (in 2:21 and in 3:9).  Called to what?  He lays out a challenging pattern. Despite suffering or injustice at the hands of others, or despite cultural values that clash with following and belonging to Jesus, Christians are called to choose for the Lord’s reputation a holy and respectful life within their local context.

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Eastertide

Friday, April 28, 2017 by Fr. Mark in Blog&Christian Spirituality

In our crescendo finale culture, I hope you are enjoying Eastertide.

Did you just think, “Huh?”  I tend to avoid using words which many may think of as outdated or uncommon. But “Eastertide” is a good one to use still, because it invites you into the rest and life of Easter reality. Easter Sunday may be just one day, but Easter is both a season on the calendar and an ongoing reality of life in Christ.

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Help & Blessing

Friday, April 7, 2017 by Fr. Mark in Blog&Christian Spirituality
The people would not have called their gathering a convention. A  rally? Maybe. A movement? Possibly.  They were grouped en mass for mostly civic and political reasons. The palm was a national symbol of identity and independence. The Church gets “Palm Sunday” from this scene in Jesus’s life.
“Tell the people of Jerusalem, ‘Look, your King is coming to you. He is humble, riding on a donkey– riding on a donkey’s colt.'” (Matthew 21:5)

“Hosanna to the son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!” (v. 9)

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About Our Church

Anglican Mission logoChrist The King Anglican Church embodies the Three Streams of the historic Christian Church: The Scripture (Evangelical stream), The Sacred (the Sacramental stream) and The Spirit (the Charismatic stream).   We are happy to belong to The Anglican Mission: A Society of Mission and Apostolic Works. The Mission.  The Mission began in December 1999, and it has been the leader in establishing new churches and ministries in an Anglican heritage across North America. In recent years, The Mission has grown to include many overseas works, including The Anglican Mission: India.

We’re committed to believe and trust Jesus Christ, to be directed by His Spirit, and to trust in His Holy Scripture as our standard in matters of faith and practice. Everyone who is at Christ the King now was once a visitor and decided to make this his or her church home. We hope you will consider making the same decision! If you are interested in church membership or more information, please call the church office at (408) 770-2260.

 

3DM logoWe are strategically partnered with a like-minded discipleship training group known as 3D Movements, or 3DM (originally, 3 Dimension Ministries). You can learn more at http://3dmovements.com/

 

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600 W. Campbell Ave.
Campbell, CA 95008 (The Campbell Seventh-day Adventist Church Building)

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