A sermon for the second Sunday of Epiphany, first in the series “Chosen: Epiphany Encounters.” Given by the Rev. Justin Clemente at New Creation Church (Anglican), Hagerstown, MD on January 17 , 2021. He Has the Authority Can I take us through the passage once more? This time I want to use Russ Ramsey’s fine work, […]
A sermon for the third Sunday of Epiphany, second in the series “Chosen: Epiphany Encounters.” Given by the Rev. Justin Clemente at New Creation Church (Anglican), Hagerstown, MD on January 24, 2021. Today we walk through our second Epiphany encounter: the woman caught in adultery. And I want to say first that I know I’m […]
A sermon given by the Rev. Justin Clemente at New Creation Church (Anglican) on the Second Sunday of Christmas, Jan. 3, 2021, commemorating the Holy Name and Circumcision of Jesus. As we continue to rejoice in the birth of Christ this Christmas, we’re looking at “The Forgotten Chapters” of this season. One of those “forgotten” moments is […]
Are you celebrating the heart of Christmas this year? Has it grabbed you? We call it a feast, you know – and that with good reason. Are you nibbling on scraps or are you filled to the brim?
By the Rev. Justin Clemente, Parish Priest for New Creation Church (Anglican), Hagerstown, MD. December 16, 2020. In my adult life, I’ve tried to make an intentional habit of reflecting on the meaning of illness, as well as God’s sovereign and good purposes, in these times of dependency and limitation. Admittedly, I have not suffered […]
No matter where you’re at, you need a word of encouragement from Revelation 5 this Advent…
The Magnificat speaks to the depth of devotion and piety in Mary. “Mary did you know?” Yeah, she knew – the angel told her…and she meditated on it quite a bit.
The Last Judgment: what if it’s not about “that”?
What is God’s glory? In the Hebrew, it literally means weight. It refers to the inmost nature or being of someone or something. It’s what the person is all about. So what is God all about?
What’s most insidious about idolatry is that it takes aim at the heart of God. It says of God, “you don’t love me, and you don’t have my best interests in mind. You are not to be trusted.”