Monthly Archives: November 2012

Simply Emerging

We want to be a congregation of individual congregations. We would like to claim apostolic “succession”, meaning that we derive authority from a direct line consecrated by the original apostles. The continuity of our doctrinal learning and education claims adherence to the Order of St. Benedict, or the Benedictine monks as a congregation of individual congregations.
We would also like to graft into the olive tree a wild branch of the Orthodox Russian church. We would express the proper functions and sacramental status of a bishop. We are a group of semi-wandering bishops, similar to the episcopi vagantes.

In actuality, we are in charge of caring for lost lambs in distant realms, where it is seen that the sheep-fold contains much larger, neighboring sheepfolds not of this pasture. (John 10:16)

Paraphrase of Lutheran Sermon

After reading 1 Kings 17: 8-16, Hebrews 9:24-28, and Mark 12:38-44 let those who have ears, let them hear.
The Holy Spirit of Adonai spoke through a Pastor today.

We spoke of the woman with the last few coins, and that certainly she had paid more than all the rest.
This was a financial sermon, and we spoke of matters of Patience.
How much do we pay, when the price has been paid on full?
We must show the people the worth of Jesus of Nazareth. There is a heavenly treasurer. We have to work to have trust in the kingdom, personally and as a church.

There are those who have lost their homes. We have to generate income and can give to charities. We demonstrate faith by supporting the poor. We can all learn a lesson from the poor widow.
“It is not wealth that grants us life.” Reference to the man who built huge barns, and then the word of the Lord came thundering, ‘You fool, this very night your life will be required of you’.

Have Patience!  Wait on the Lord!
He is with you always.

Letter to the Church of Somerset Parish

Je-Pura bar-Joseph, a servant of Christ Jesus, called first as a disciple, and also an apostle made separate for the gospel of Elohim. I am a born citizen of this nation, the Somer’s isles.  Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. I write also with Norman of the Church of Saint George. With fear and trembling I write these words.

First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you. I write to the bride-groom of Somerset Parish, along with my disciple Norman of Saint George.

The wickedness of Somerstet and her village shall not be forgotten. Not one jot or tittle will be removed from the word spoken. And the wrath of the Lord is mighty. Murder is on their tongues, wrath and envy follow closely behind. Worst of all is the boastfulness of this sinful generation. Woe to the parishioners of Somerset. May grace and peace be upon you.

Lord Jesus, I pray for the parishioners of Somerset, I pray that they would unify under the banner of the righteous Christ, our Lord. I give thanks that they have ears to hear the message of Repentance. I also pray that the spirit of lust, and untruth would be diminished in their sight, and that perfect peace and glory would be shared. This generation is under a dark cloud. May the righteous believers be able to lift it!

I petition that ye should share the grace of our Lord Jesus even to the youngest of this sinful generation. They know not what they do, and more and more are falling away from the truth and the word that is in the love of Christ Jesus. I pray that we would have a penetrating spirit. That this Word of God would separate bone from marrow, muscle from sinew, even to the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Lord Yeshua, you would do it, save these people from their sin. If ye would, he should take away all false balance and abomination, drugs and violence. This letter is to the believers. Thanks you Lord Christ.

-May we learn to create abundance in the Church, that our offerings would overflow and the bounty of the fruit of the Spirit would be upon our lips, and we would carry the Word to the sinners of this generation, young and old, black and white, slave and bondservant. May we find ways to make Christian disciples, even for the glory of our Lord.

Who can find a good woman these days, still, who can even find a good man? This generation of covetousness shall not be supported. It shall learn to fear and tremble at the name of Abba. There is a storm coming, and we had better make sure our loved ones are made holy and sealed for the last day, being on guard, fully protected by the righteous armour of God. Come into the house of the Lord all who are weary, and ye will find rest. Gird up the loins of your mind, and be of good salt.

The day is coming when widow shall not leave her house, and young man will find no friend to comfort him. The wrath of the Lord is mighty, and we are at the precipice. May we go skydiving into a new and powerful faith, a wisdom that lasts forever, and a glory that is always youthful.

My prime request, be of good cheer. Chastisement lasts only for a season, and the bounty of the Lord is forever and ever. May his name be praised. Amen and Amen!

Brothers and sisters, it is written, “the hills and mountains shall be made low, and the valleys shall be filled”. Let us find the charity, and equal opportunity for salvation amongst this heavy-laden generation to enable us to be more than conquerors. It is because of previous believers and the grace of the Most High that you are in Jesus Christ. Let us also extend the invitation to the kingdom to those who are heavily burdened by the material covetousness of this world. Let us tear down strongholds of the evil one, and know that every last hope of the evil man shall perish. Inherit the kingdom’s call to be a disciple and an example unto the other parishes and to the nations.

Therefore it is written, “as for me and my family, we shall serve the Lord”.