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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  I tend to avoid using words which many may think of as outdated or uncommon.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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What Are You Worth?

Thursday, March 16, 2017 by Fr. Mark in Blog&Christian Spirituality

I wonder if when you read the Bible you find yourself looking for clear do’s and don’ts, or maybe you look for the plain sense of what something says and take that at face value? I have often found that people may easily find such verses and phrases; yet, simultaneously people may miss the proverbial forest for the trees.  Let me give an example from the Epistle reading for the upcoming second Sunday of Lent.

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Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by Fr. Mark in Blog&Christian Spirituality
Today is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. The Lenten season marks a six week time before Easter when the church chooses to focus on a journey that leads to the cross of Jesus and his resurrection. At times the journey is very challenging, as any journey into wilderness would be. We use this season to journey to the depths of our souls to learn that which the Lord would reveal, strip away, and restore. 

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Blessed with Good Life

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by Fr. Mark in Blog&Christian Spirituality
What times in which we live! A growing liberal, post-modern, post-Christian trend of truth being relative to however one wishes to define truth has come to a raucous halt for clarity when now new leaders are engaged speaking, passing laws and leading the nation. More than in any transition of presidential administrations that I can recall — and there have been some bumpy and noisy transitions– the hue and cry is louder this time. I think there is too much cry and not enough listening.
Words matter, because words actually mean something specific. There isn’t in any dictionary a footnote to each word defined which reads, “This word may also mean whatever you want it to mean.”  That would truly be relativism!  As I watch and read the news, I find myself trying to take in more deeply (and I hope with more wisdom) what truly (ahem…) underlies the motives for those crying for sudden clarity when such a short time ago so many people wanted broadly defined realities for national life.

Revealing

Saturday, January 14, 2017 by Fr. Mark in Blog&Christian Spirituality
Some years ago a friend said to me very sincerely, “But there isn’t really any claim in the Old Testament that God is the only ‘god.’ The New Testament writers formed that concept later, didn’t they?”   We had been talking about the challenging idea that God is exclusively so– meaning, he is God alone.  There is no other god or gods which are, in truth, actual living beings. There are other “gods” which people worship, but the Bible’s claim is that such other gods don’t actually exist as such. They are devices, idols, and imaginings only.  None other have actually revealed themselves as exclusively God. Only the God of the Bible has done so.

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Waiting Is Goodly Hard

Friday, December 16, 2016 by Fr. Mark in Blog&Christian Spirituality
“Restore us, O God; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved.” (Psalm 80)
So is the response in this coming Sunday’s Psalm for the fourth week of Advent.  The psalmist is looking back in time to those events that led the people of God to be in trouble and in need of divine help.  What went wrong? For too many years– generations– the nation waffled in its love and allegiance to God. They forgot how integral God was to their livelihood and blessing.  They thought they could make their own way, and they thought they could chase after other gods for better help.  God allowed the results and consequences of their choices to develop and take hold of the people. They became both secularized and, conversely, polytheistic.  What went wrong? In their wandering faith and waffling belief, they stopped trusting the Lord their God for their provision, care, leadership, truth, and blessing.

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Waiting… (by Deacon Cindy Miller)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 by Fr. Mark in Blog&Christian Spirituality
Dear Friends,
“Are we there yet?”
 “Has it arrived?”
 “Where is it?”
 “Is it finished yet?”
 “Just a little longer”
Are these phrases familiar to you? These are especially common phrases used at this time of year. We, young and old, use these phrases when we are waiting for something exciting, fun and/or special to happen or arrive. Sometimes the phrases slip out when we get tired of waiting, but they are a sign that we are looking forward to what is ahead.  Why keep asking if we don’t care about it!

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.

 

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