Pentecost 23A - Romans 13:1-7 Augsburg Confession Article XVI - Civil Government

  Romans 13:1–7 (NIV)   13        Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for

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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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