Pentecost 21A - Romans 3:19-28

  Romans 3:19–28 (NIV)   19 Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. 20 Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin.   21 But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has

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Pentecost 20A - Matthew 22:19-21

A lay led service was held at St Matthew on the 20th Sunday after Pentecost with a sermon presented based on a sermon by Pr Vince Gerhardy which can be read at: http://www.gerhardy.id.au/pent18_11.html  The Text:   Matthew 22:19–21 (NIV)   19 Show me the coin used for paying the tax.” They brought Him a denarius, 20 and He asked them, “Whose image is this? And whose inscription?”   21 

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Pentecost 19A - Augsburg Confession Article XV - Colossians 2:16-17

  Colossians 2:16–17 (NIV)   16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. 17 These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.                 It’s common knowledge that it is easier to divide a church over the removal of an item of furniture

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Pentecost 18A - Augsburg Confession Article XIV Order In The Church

  Ephesians 4:11–16 (NIV)   11 So Christ Himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip His people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.   14 Then we will no

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