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Sermon | The Parables of Jesus | “The Wise & Foolish Builders” | Luke 6:46-49

A sermon preached September 26, 2021 by the Rev. Justin Clemente at New Creation Church (Anglican), Hagerstown, MD. Part of our “Parables of Jesus” series. Rock or Sand? Even if we don’t much about construction, when we hear of an unexpected building collapse, we intuitively know that a foundation problem was likely the cause of […]

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The Parables of Jesus | “Keep Your Lamp Trimmed” | Matthew 25:1-13

By the Rev. Justin Clemente. Preached September 5, 2021 at New Creation Church (Anglican). Part of our ongoing “Parables of Jesus” series. Today, we continue in our series on The Parables of Jesus. We’re looking now at our first parable of wisdom and folly: The Parable of the Ten Virgins. Prayer (of Lancelot Andrewes) Thou, […]

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Three Cheers for Archbishop Foley Beach!

An encouragement for the People of New Creation Church (Anglican). Written August 31, 2021. Dear Church: Please join me in giving thanks for Archbishop Beach! Last month, I received the above letter from +Foley. What struck me was the simple, straightforward commitment to Jesus, the Scriptures, the Creeds, and the historic Christian Faith. The book […]

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Meditation | Commemoration Sunday | “A Heart Aflame” | Aidan of Lindisfarne

A reflection on the life of Aidan of Lindisfarne, Abbot-Bishop and Missionary to Northumbria. Delivered on Sunday, August 29 at New Creation Church (Anglican) of Hagerstown, MD. Aidan’s Feast is observed on August 31 in the Church Year, the date of his death. “In all that [Aidan] believed, worshipped, and taught, his whole purpose was […]

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The Parables of Jesus | The High & the Humble | Luke 18:9-14

Preached August 22nd by the Rev. Justin Clemente at New Creation Church (Anglican). Part of our Big Read series on the Parables of Jesus. Prayer Holy Father, may what this parable proclaims never become old news to us. May the Gospel our Lord be ever new this morning and be embraced by all who hear […]

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The Golden Rule Is Worth Its Weight in Platinum

A meditation on the goodness of Jesus, the Golden Rule, and the madness of the Platinum Rule. By The Rev. Justin Clemente, parish priest to New Creation Church (Anglican), Hagerstown, MD. Better Than Gold? Jewelers tell me that platinum is denser than gold, which is typically why a ring made of platinum will be more […]

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Through This Valley | Psalm 23 | For the Burial of a Saint

A sermon delivered August 14, 2021 at the Burial of Joyce Archer, beloved sister in Christ to the New Creation family. Introduction Again, it is a deep honor to be here this morning, sharing in this with all of you. The body of Christ at New Creation both mourns with you and rejoices over the […]

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The Parables of Jesus | Strive to Enter the Narrow Door | Luke 13:22-30

A sermon delivered August 15, 2021 at New Creation Church (Anglican), Hagerstown, MD. Part of our continuing series on the Parables of Jesus. Today, we continue in our series on The Parables of Jesus. We’re looking now at our third parable of salvation: The Narrow Door. It can be found on page 873 of your […]

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The Parables of Jesus | Parable of the Lost Sheep | Luke 15:1-7

A sermon delivered August 1, 2021 at New Creation Church (Anglican), Hagerstown, MD. Part of our continuing series on the Parables of Jesus. Stories About the One In our time in the Parables of Jesus, we turn now to a series of three parables Jesus told about lost sheep, a lost coin, and two lost […]

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Sermon | A Public Service of Praise & Thanksgiving | Psalm 100 | “We Are Not Our Own”

This sermon was delivered at our “Public Service of Praise & Thanksgiving” for recovery from COVID-19, July 25, 2021. A Few Words As we prepare to look at Psalm 100 together and as we continue to give thanks and praise to God through listening to his preached Word, I want to first offer a few […]