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John Slider
Interests: running, reading, swimming, coaching
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We shall follow the example of Abdemelech, if we believe that the Son and Holy Spirit know all things. This knowledge is attributed in Scripture to the Spirit, and also to the Son. The Son is glorified by the Spirit, as also the Spirit by the Son. Also, inasmuch as we read that the Father, the Son, and the Spirit say and reveal the same things, we must acknowledge in Them a oneness of nature and knowledge. Lastly, that the Spirit searcheth the deep things of God is not a mark of ignorance, since the Father and the Son are likewise said to search, and Paul, although chosen by Christ, yet was taught by the Spirit. Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2019 at Restart
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...they are servants of God’s service... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2019 at Restart
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...despotism is a settled gloom that totally extinguishes happiness. Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2019 at Restart
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Being about to prove that the will, the calling, and the commandment of the Trinity is one, St. Ambrose shows that the Spirit called the Church exactly as the Father and the Son did, and proves this by the selection of SS. Paul and Barnabas, and especially by the mission of St. Peter to Cornelius. And by the way he points out how in the Apostle’s vision the calling of the Gentiles was shadowed forth, who having been before like wild beasts, now by the operation of the Spirit lay aside that wildness. Then having quoted other passages in support of this view, he shows that in the case of Jeremiah cast into a pit by Jews, and rescued by Abdemelech, is a type of the slighting of the Holy Spirit by the Jews, and of His being honoured by the Gentiles. Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2019 at Restart
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...having the eyes of your hearts enlightened... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2019 at Restart
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A passage of St. Paul abused by heretics, to prove a distinction between the Divine Persons, is explained, and it is proved that the whole passage can be rightly said of each Person, though it refers specially to the Son. It is then proved that each member of the passage is applicable to each Person, and as to say, of Him are all things is applicable to the Father, so may all things are through Him and in Him also be said of Him. Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2019 at Restart
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Be sober and self-controlled. Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2019 at Restart
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St. Ambrose examines and refutes the heretical argument that because God is said to be glorified in the Spirit, and not with the Spirit, the Holy Spirit is therefore inferior to the Father. He shows that the particle in can be also used of the Son and even of the Father, and that on the other hand with may be said of creatures without any infringement on the prerogatives of the Godhead; and that in reality these prepositions simply imply the connection of the Three Divine Persons. Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2019 at Restart
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...by grace you have been saved through faith... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2019 at Restart
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The Holy Spirit is no less the author of spiritual creation or regeneration than the Father and the Son. The excellence of that creation, and wherein it consists. How we are to understand holy Scripture, when it attributes a body or members to God. Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2019 at Restart
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...present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2019 at Restart
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To those who object that according to the words of Amos the Spirit is created, the answer is made that the word is there understood of the wind, which is often created, which cannot be said of the Holy Spirit, since He is eternal, and cannot be dissolved in death, or by an heretical absorption into the Father. But if they pertinaciously contend that this passage was written of the Holy Spirit, St. Ambrose points out that recourse must be had to a spiritual Interpretation, for Christ by His coming established the thunder, that is, the force of the divine utterances, and by Spirit is signified the human soul as also the flesh assumed by Christ. And since this was created by each Person of the Trinity, it is thence argued that the Spirit, Who has before been affirmed to be the Creator of all things, was the Author of the Incarnation of the Lord. Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2019 at Restart
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All flesh is like grass, and all of man’s glory like the flower in the grass. Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2019 at Restart
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Sunday Morning Worship at Breckenridge Chapel was at 11:00am at 239 Breckenridge Lane, Louisville, Kentucky. John Slider preached. Download 191027 Breckenridge Bulletin Altar Flowers for Sunday were in memory of Beverly Jean Stewart and Charles Gray. Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2019 at Breckenridge Chapel
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...nothing but the folly of the conspirators can produce anarchy or civil war... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2019 at Restart
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The Holy Spirit, as well as the Father and the Son, is pointed out in holy Scripture as Creator, and the same truth was shadowed forth even by heathen writers, but it was shown most plainly in the Mystery of the Incarnation, after touching upon which, the writer maintains his argument from the fact that worship which is due to the Creator alone is paid to the Holy Spirit. Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2019 at Restart
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...giving thanks always concerning all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2019 at Restart
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The Holy Spirit gives life, not in a different way from the Father and the Son, nor by a different working. Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2019 at Restart
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Bear one another’s burdens... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2019 at Restart
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As to know the Father and the Son is life, so is it life to know the Holy Spirit; and therefore in the Godhead He is not to be separated from the Father. Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2019 at Restart
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How good is a word at the right time! Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2019 at Restart
Posted Oct 21, 2019 at Restart
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I delight to do your will, my God. Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2019 at Restart
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Truth loves an appeal to the common-sense of mankind. Your unperverted understandings can best determine on subjects of a practical nature. The positions and plans which are said to be above the comprehension of the multitude may be always suspected to be visionary and fruitless. He who made all men hath made the truths necessary to human happiness obvious to all. Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2019 at Restart
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You find, then, the Holy Spirit called the Lord; for the Holy Spirit and the Son are not one Person [unus] but one Substance [unum]. Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2019 at Restart