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Sermons on Grace

Stretch The Rules

“God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, in order to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as children.” -Gal 4:4-5 Rules are amazing things.  Following rules can both save our lives and take them away.  This is a principal of life which applies from the…

Grape Anniversary

Yesterday was Yn. Anna and my wedding anniversary.  But wait, before there are too many smiles and “aaaws”… I totally forgot about it!  So, why am I saying this to you now?  Well, to confess my sins publically, to lessen my guilt and to win over Anna.  But, there is also a less honorable reason,…

Garment of Salvation

Today’s Old Testament reading from Isaiah uses the image of garments or clothing to describe mankind’s spiritual state, an allusion that we find from the very beginning to the end of scripture.  These words form the prophet Isaiah are among the first words I pray when I clothe myself for worship; “I will greatly rejoice…

The Last Word

The feast and fast of Jonah are upon us in the Armenian Church calendar.  Though our children have no problem seeing the truth of this story of a man being swallowed by a whale, for you adults, remember that Bible stories aim for a much deeper truth than just the literal.  That’s why the story…