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Spiritual Refreshment 2017

This sermon was given by Donna Miller on Refreshment Sunday, the 4th Sunday of Lent, March 26th 2017.
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11:16 minutes (7.51 MB)

With Thee, to behold is to give life

“Now I behold as in a mirror, in an icon, in a riddle, life eternal,
for that is naught other than that blessed regard wherewith
Thou never ceasest most lovingly to behold me, continue reading

Choir Practice

05/29/2017 7:30 pm

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Choir Practice

05/22/2017 7:30 pm

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Choir Practice

05/15/2017 7:30 pm

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Choir Practice

05/08/2017 7:30 pm

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Choir Practice

04/01/2017 7:30 pm

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Purity - Devotion to the Holy Spirit

Mrs. Donna Miller gave this sermon on Sunday, July 19th.
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14:08 minutes (32.39 MB)

Trinity 7 - Purity - A day of devotion to the Holy Spirit

by Donna Miller

I have always been curious about why the Holy Spirit is sometimes called the Holy Ghost. As a child, I generally thought of it as a bigger, more spectacular version of Casper the Friendly Ghost. The truth is that the King James version of the Bible is the only translation that favors Ghost instead of Spirit, and in the days of King James, the word ghost meant “the living essence of a person.” Back then, "breath" or "soul" were often used as synonyms of "ghost." So the term Holy Ghost referred to the living essence of God.

We’ll go into more depth later about the Holy Spirit, but now, let’s look at the theme of purity:

As a young woman in my twenties, I went through a purity phase. Actually, it was pure fantasy. I wanted to shift from feeling hip and rebellious to a regained innocence, a childlike quality, and I associated this with images like unicorns, clear, fresh water, the full moon, white lilies and white dresses, a belief in fairies and elves, a trust in the inherent goodness of life. It was a fantasy inspired by reading Arthurian legends, William Blake, Wordsworth, and Thomas Traherne. But I couldn’t make it stick. It was a pie in the sky dream that had no substance, no way to really live it in daily life.

To some people purity is synonymous with morality. continue reading

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