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Coming Close | My Help

Peet Dickinson

I have been continuing the discipline we started during our summer preaching series on the Psalms of reading and praying through the Psalms every 30 days. Over and over again, the Psalms in which I am immersed on a given day are just the medicine I need at that time. This past week was no […]

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Coming Close | Covenant, not Contract

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. . . be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ. […]

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Coming Close | The Indwelling of Forgiveness

Peet Dickinson

Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times. (Matthew 18:22 ESV) You probably remember these words of Jesus in response to Peter’s question about how many times one must forgive his brother who sins against him.  I think the temptation is to read about this exchange between Peter […]

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Coming Close | Groaning in Easter Season

Peet Dickinson

And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we […]

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Coming Close | To China and Back

Coming Close | To China and Back

Dear Cathedral Family, Thank you all for your love, prayers, support, and encouragement as we prepare to leave for China on March 11. After the months of mountains of paperwork and anxious waiting, the time is finally here! We would be so grateful for your prayers while we are away.  We will be praying for […]

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Coming Close | The Spring of Righteousness and Praise

Peet Dickinson

For as the earth brings forth its sprouts, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to spout up, so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to sprout up before all the nations. ~ Isaiah 61:11 (ESV) I was walking into the Bishop Allison Courtyard yesterday and noticed that there are […]

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Coming Close | Holding all things in common

I’ve often looked to Acts chapter 2 as a guiding passage for our life and ministry at the Cathedral.  To look to the original church and how it moved and had its being upon receiving the Holy Spirit and the Gospel Word is paramount when judging the health of one’s own church.  Are we devoting […]

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Coming Close | I do not cease to give thanks for you

Peet Dickinson

For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, ~ Ephesians 1:15-16   My Dear Brothers and Sisters of The Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul, It […]

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Coming Close | A gospel story from Bridge Church

David Barr

Last Saturday was the first service of the new church ministry of The Cathedral, Bridge Church. Surely you’ve heard of it by now.  I’ll give you my account. While I was in line to get food, a slow moving old man spilled half his bowl of chili on my shorts. In the hubbub of wiping pinto beans […]

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Coming Close | Voice Recognition

Jenny and Peet in Highlands

But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know […]

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