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Ad Clerum on Missions from Bishop Martyn Minns Website Admini… Thu, 01/13/2022 - 10:50
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Epiphany is a wonderful season to reflect on new opportunities for mission. If they are not already a part of the life of your congregation, I encourage you to investigate short-term missions. There is an enormous variety of opportunities available for all ages, abilities, and budgets. Not only will you be doing your part to fulfill the great commission, but you will also discover that these mission trips transform the lives of those who go and bless those to whom they go.
Ad Clerum on Christmas from Bishop Martyn Minns Website Admini… Wed, 12/22/2021 - 17:00
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And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)

Ad Clerum on Christmas from Bishop Martyn Minns

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The birth of Jesus changes everything. That’s one reason all of those angels showed up – it was and is an event of cosmic significance. The whole course of human history was changed. Art, music, literature – Western culture itself reflects this reality. And there is a truth beyond that: for millions of people who have lived since, the birth of Jesus made possible not just a new way of understanding life but a new way of living it. Is celebrating Christmas worth all the effort? YOU BET IT IS!

Ad Clerum on Domestic Violence from Bishop Martyn Minns

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It is hard to think of anything that is more contrary to the message and ministry of Jesus Christ than domestic abuse. It is not limited to any particular socio-economic or educational level. As stress and the pressures of isolation grow, abuse is becoming increasingly prevalent. If we are to be faithful to the Gospel, we cannot ignore it.
Ad Clerum on The Second Coming from Bishop Martyn Minns Website Admini… Wed, 12/01/2021 - 13:35
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History is full of men and women who wanted to predict the date of Christ's return. And while all of those dates have come and gone without event, we know that He WILL return one day. So what are we to do? How should we prepare?
Ad Clerum on Thanksgiving from Bishop Martyn Minns Website Admini… Tue, 11/23/2021 - 09:25
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As you gather with friends and family this coming Thanksgiving Day, I urge you to take time and be deliberate in your thanks to Almighty God for his abundant provision. As you do so, remember those who are lacking in what we consider basic necessities and, as you are able, provide for them.
Ad Clerum on Preaching from Bishop Martyn Minns Website Admini… Thu, 11/11/2021 - 11:03
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"Good preaching starts on our knees as we listen to the Spirit of God. This leads us, through our study, to a confident proclamation of the Word of God, with the sure expectation that God will speak through that proclamation to the hearts and minds of those present – beginning with the preacher! Preaching is a holy moment and deserves our very best effort and most fervent prayers."