For centuries, the consensus interpretation of three “conflict” passages in Paul’s letter to the Philippian Christian community has taken the identity of the opponents or agitators to be the so-called judaizers.
Selected sermons given by Victor C. Gavino at The Kensington Presbyterian Church, 6225 Godfrey Avenue, NDG, Montreal. 2016 July 17 – “Moving Forward in Faith ” – Matthew 25:14-30. Last Sunday we saw how radical, how controversial, how challenging the words of Jesus were to his listeners.
In 1922, Helen Howarth Lemmel penned a hymn, a tune that I began to internalize very early in my life, when precisely I can’t even recall. It is a song that many of us here might know by heart. This song is a holdover from the 17th- and 18th-centuries, when pietism held sway over the church’s hymnody.