2012 SYNOPSIS:The Gospel is proclaimed succinctly in this
classic and often misunderstood! passage from Ephesians. We go through
it carefully, emphasizing that we must not only understand what Christ
did for us, but also that this understanding places a moral obligation
upon us. Every point made by the Apostle has a moral application to our
daily lives, culminating in the significant, somewhat forgotten words
(since they follow the famous and significant statement: "For by grace
are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift
of God") "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good
works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them."
This is important stuff! At the end of the homily, a pastoral
exhortation regarding what we MUST expect when we attend the liturgy or
any service (and how to learn to do this by degrees) and the MOST
important prayer that a pastor must have in his heart when he
celebrates any service.
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