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Praise   2 comments

Praise

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Ps. 100, 4

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Praise to God becomes every child grace.  It “is comely for the upright.”  Jesus was grieved, saying, “Where are the nine?”  They too, should have returned to thank him for healing their leprosy.

II.

He “has done great things for us whereof we are glad.”  Think what a wonderful salvation he bestows, how blessed is our fellowship in Christ and what a glorious destiny is ours.

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In our ritualistic prayer in the Holy Communion service we join the angels in praising him.  What can more become us whom he has redeemed than to ascribe all honor any praise to him?

Let us draw near today with grateful praises and magnify his holy name together.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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Development of the Inner Church Life   2 comments

Development of the Inner Church Life

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Acts 2, 42

Some 3000 had been added to the church.  It was important to develop their inner life.  Notice how they undertook it.

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They attended steadfastly upon the teaching of the Apostles.  They needed to be grounded in the faith.  They esteemed highly the ministry of the word.  It enriches life.  What would you take for its help to you?  “They are spirit and they are life.”

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How helpful Christian fellowship & the breaking of bread.  Not opportune to do so in the temple, not in the “house” or home.  Whether the Sacrament or ordinary meal, it was a helpful fellowship and is today.  Social feature of church life is helpful.  They kept close together in brotherly consideration.

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“And in prayers” and for each other.  A prayerful atmosphere is wonderfully helpful.  Can you estimate the worth to you that has come to you from the prayers you have heard, and especially those offered in your behalf?  Would you be willing to give up the memory of them and the strength you have thus received?

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

“This Do In Remembrance of Me.”   2 comments

This Do In Remembrance of Me

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Luke 22, 19

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Our need of spiritual help.  We are helpless as we face life, hurt as we are by sin, til our souls are strengthened by grace.  “I can of mine own self do nothing.”  If Christ needed the Father’s help how much more do we?  We should always approach this Sacrament in this spirit–looking to Him.

II.

Jesus gave himself for us in sacrificial love.  He is our Passover.  Every privilege we have of seeking and finding grace we owe to him.  He is the Bread of life–only he can nourish the soul and build us up, making us good and strong.  What an unspeakable blessing is he to all who look to him.

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Let us trust him fully, praying that he will impart to us his grace–that he will today break to us the Bread of Life.

May we go from this service consciously strengthened, our love increased, our holy desires made stronger, our purposes to live for him settled and fixed, that in life we may fill the place he wills we should occupy.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

Holy Eucharist   Leave a comment

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Above:  The Right Reverend Robert C. Wright, Bishop of Atlanta, at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, Roswell, Georgia, November 2, 2013

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Posted November 13, 2013 by neatnik2009 in Guide Posts A-J

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“This Do In Remembrance of Me.”   2 comments

This Do in Remembrance of Me

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Lk. 22, 19b

This is my body which is given for you:  this do in remembrance of me.

I.  

Instituted by the Lord.  The church should remember him and his sacrificial love.  He is our only hope.

II.

“In remembrance of me.”  We owe all to him and we are complete in him.  Surely then we will remain humble.

A memorial:

(1)  Not of the church through we should love it.  Without him there would be no church.

(2)  Not of our fellow church members–not with the thought of what he may be or do.

(3)  Not of anything we have done.  These cannot make us worthy to come.  “When ye have done all say, “We are unprofitable servants.”

(4)  Of him.  Let our thought be of him, our prayer made to him, our faith rest on him.

Let us seek communion with him, seek his grace, the hidden manna of the soul.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

Posted November 12, 2013 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1914-1956, Luke-Acts

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John 13, 6-9   2 comments

John 13

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EDITOR’S COMMENT:

I have been adding some of my great-grandfather’s sermon outlines today.  With this post I conclude this round of that activity.  Quite on purpose I end today’s blogging session on a high note.  Although I argue with the man in my brain much of the time that I type his sermon outlines and even say so on occasion, I agree with him more often than not.  And I have a high regard for the Holy Eucharist.  So I make one comment about the following sermon outline:

I agree wholeheartedly.

That is why I partake of sacrament at least once–usually twice–a week.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

NOVEMBER 9, 2013 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF MARTIN CHEMNITZ, GERMAN LUTHERAN THEOLOGIAN

THE FEAST OF BARTON STONE, COFOUNDER OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST)

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Jno. 13, 6-9

In partaking of this sacramental fest we should be solemnly affected:

1.  With a sense of our unworthiness–our need of his pardoning and saving grace.  That he died for us emphasizes this.

2.  With a deep sense of reverence and humility.  We owe all to him and should be very grateful for his mercy.

3.  [We] should remember his death for us, because of our great need and because of his boundless love.  We should trust him fully.

4.  We should love one another and pray for one another.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

The Lord’s Supper   3 comments

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Above:  The Right Reverend Robert C. Wright, Bishop of Atlanta, at Grace Episcopal Church, Gainesville, Georgia, April 21, 2013

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Luke 22, 19-20

1.  The Jewish Passover [is] its predecessor and background and was supplanted by it.

2.  So Christ instituted this supper to commemorate his death and passion.  “This do in remembrance of me.”  It is well [that] we remember what he has suffered for us.

(1)  The bread signifies that he is the Bread of Life.  His body given for us.

(2)  The wine denotes that his shed blood brings salvation from sin.  “Ye are not redeemed by corruptible things as silver and gold…but by the precious blood of Jesus.

3.  It is a sign of a work done for us by his death & sign of our allegiance to him.

It is a seal of his covenant mercies to us.

4.  Who should take it?  All Christians.  If I am His child then I certainly have a child’s right at my Father’s table.  The Bible places no other barriers around it.  “But let a man prove (test; prove) himself, & so let him eat of the bread & drink of the cup” as a result of his own decision and not of another’s decision (1 Cor. 11, 28).

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT