Sermons

Each week, the Very Rev. James Karanja emails parishioners an introduction to the upcoming sermon. You will find these posted here.

You will also find sermon summaries from our Associate Priest Rev. Dr. Nahum Beard.

Please join us each Sunday at 12:15p.m. for the rest of that week's sermon!

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January 22, 2023

Posted on January 22, 2023 at 11:20 AM

Dear Members and friends of St. Peter's Anglican Church,

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

 

THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

In the Lord's prayer we say: "Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.  Thy kingdom come.  Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth." (Luke 11:2-4).

 

In this prayer we pray for God's Kingdom to come down and His will to be done here on earth as it is done in heaven.  Jesus brings down the Kingdom...

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January 15, 2023

Posted on January 14, 2023 at 8:20 PM

Dear Members and Friends of St. Peter's Anglican Church,

Greetings in the Holy Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

 

MISSION STARTS AT HOME.

 

There is a saying which says that: " CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME."  The good things that we do have their beginnings at our homes. Similarly, whatever good we have should be first shared at home with the family members.

 

In our Sunday Gospel reading, John 1:40-42 we read: "40 Andrew...

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January 8, 2023

Posted on January 9, 2023 at 12:00 AM

Dear Members and friends of St. Peter's Anglican Church,

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

 

JESUS AT HIS BAPTISM.

 

In Matthew 3:16-17 we read: 16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: 17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."

 

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January 1, 2023

Posted on January 1, 2023 at 11:30 AM

Dear Members and friends of St . Peter's Anglican Church,

Greetings in the Holy Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

 

THE HOLY NAME.

 

In Luke 2:21 we read: Luke 2:21, NIV:" On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise the child, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he was conceived."

Jesus is the Holy Name that was given to Christ our Lord.  The name Jesus is the same as Joshua in the Old Testament and it m...

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December 24, 2022

Posted on December 24, 2022 at 5:30 PM

Dear Members and friends of St. Peter's Anglican Church,

Merry Christmas.

 

In Luke 2:10-11 we read:

10" And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.  11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord"

 

Before the coming of Christ people lived in fear of the unknown.  Jesus was born to save us from sin and fear of the un...

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Rev. Dr. Nahum Beard's Advent Sermon Notes December 18, 2022

Posted on December 18, 2022 at 3:00 PM

4th Sunday in Advent:The Daily Visitation

Readings:

Isaiah 7:10-16

Romans 1:1-7

Matthew 1:18-25

Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18

Collect:

Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by your daily visitation, that your Son Jesus Christ, at his

coming, may find in us a mansion prepared for himself; who lives and reigns with you, in the

unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Reminder: Advent season of preparation. Historically fasting a...

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December 11, 2022

Posted on December 11, 2022 at 3:15 PM

Dear Members and friends of St. Peter's Anglican Church,

 

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

 

GOD BRINGS JOY TO HIS PEOPLE.

Happy Advent.

This Sunday is the Third Sunday of Advent and is marked by a pink color which is the color of joy that Christ brings to the world.  God brings joy to the people He redeems.


In Isaiah 35: 3-6 we read: 3 Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; 4 say to those w...

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December 4, 2022

Posted on December 4, 2022 at 11:30 AM

Dear members and friends of St. Peter's Anglican Church,

 

Happy Advent.

 

THE CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM.

 

Who are the Children of Abraham?  In Mathew 3: 9 we read: 9 "And do not think you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham."  The Children of Abraham are those who believe in God and live by faith in God as Abraham did.

John ...

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November 13, 2022

Posted on November 13, 2022 at 11:20 AM

Dear Members and friends of St. Peter's Anglican Church,

 

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

 

GOD ANSWERS PRAYER.

 

.How do you know that God answers prayers? The Bible says so.  "In Isaiah 65:24 we read: 24 Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear."

 

As we read in the collect for today we we are supposed to read the Bible for ourselves and meditate on God's word. The collect ...

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November 6, 2022

Posted on November 5, 2022 at 8:10 PM

Dear Members and friends of St. Peter's Anglican Church,

 

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

 

 

" ...I KNOW MY REDEEMER LIVES.."

"25 I know that my redeemer[a] lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth.[b] 26 And after my skin has been destroyed, yet[c] in[d] my flesh I will see God; 27 I myself will see him with my own eyes—I, and not another.  How my heart yearns within me!"

 

Do you know y...

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