Welcoming Neighbors, Discipling Believers.
Sermons from the Pulpit of Good Samaritan Anglican Church.
A congregation of the Gulf Atlantic Diocese of the Anglican Church in North America.
The Rev. Christopher M. Klukas, Rector.
Agape Year Visits Good Samaritan
2020-03-08 - Year A - Lent 2 - Agape Year
Agape Year is a 9-month program (September to May) for recent high school graduates who seek to grow in their love and knowledge of Jesus Christ while engaging in His mission for the lost, the poor, and the uninvited both locally and globally. On March 8, Nathan Twichell, co-Director of Agape Year, visited Good Samaritan Anglican Church with two Agape Year Fellows to share about what God has been doing in their lives, both in Pittsburgh as well as in Thailand.
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A Tale of Two Mountains
2020-02-23 - Year A - Last Sunday of Epiphany (Transfiguration) - The Rev. Christopher M. Klukas
Exodus 24:12-18; Psalm 99; Philippians 3:7-14; Matthew 17:1-9
Epiphany “a usually sudden manifestation or perception of the essential nature or meaning of something” or “an appearance or manifestation especially of a divine being.” The Transfiguration reveals, yet again the fullness of who Jesus really is, and it points the way towards what he came to do. The readings this morning show us two very different but connected encounters with God on mountain tops and they show us what these two things mean for our lives.
For sermon notes and more information about Good Samaritan Anglican Church, please visit our website: https://www.goodsamaritananglican.org/sermons/a-tale-of-two-mountains/
Participating in the Mission of God
2020-02-16 - Year A - World Mission Sunday - The Rev. Christopher M. Klukas
Isaiah 49:1-7; Psalm 67; Acts 1:1-8; Matthew 9:35-38
God is a missionary God. All mission is first and foremost God’s mission (or Missio Dei in Latin). We see this in Matthew 9:35 where Jesus, God himself, goes on mission. God invites us to participate in his mission reconcile the world to himself through prayer, sending, and going.
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Why do Good?
2020-02-07 - Year A - Epiphany 5 - The Rev. Christopher M. Klukas
2 Kings 22:8-20; Psalm 27; 1 Corinthians 2:1-16; Matthew 5:13-20
In the fifth chapter of Matthew, Jesus explains to his followers how he wants them (and now us) to behave in the world by using two metaphors: salt and light. He is indicating that we should be people who do good in the world. Many of us have taken this to heart and try to do good things as we are able to, but have you ever considered why we do good things? The whys (motives) behind our good deeds are just as important as the whats (our actual good actions). I can think of four basic motives, some good, some not.
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The Feast of the Presentation
2020-02-02 - Year A - Presentation - The Rev. Carrie Klukas
Malachi 3:1-4; Psalm 84; Hebrews 2:14-18; Matthew 2:22-40
The Presentation of the Lord or Candlemas is meant to be a time for us to present ourselves to the Lord. As the month of January has ended I am sure many of your New Year’s resolutions may have ended as well. Perhaps that is okay and perhaps God has a different plan for you this year.
What would it look like for you to present yourself as you are right now to the Lord?
For sermon notes and more information about Good Samaritan Anglican Church, please visit our website: https://www.goodsamaritananglican.org/sermons/the-feast-of-the-presentation/
2020-01-26 - Year A - Epiphany 3 - The Rev. Christopher M. Klukas
Amos 3:1-11; Psalm 139:1-18; 1 Corinthians 1:10-17; Matthew 4:12-22
It can be widely assumed that most everything we do online can be tracked. You will know this if you have ever searched for something in a search engine and then you begin to see advertisements for the same kinds of products. Companies can track your purchases, location, and your digital history if you let them. Some think that they will track you even if you don’t let them! If that feels creepy to you, you can take comfort in the fact that there are some things that cannot be tracked: like your thoughts. On the other hand, there is someone who can even track your thoughts: God.
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