Old School Faith

Passage:Hebrews 11:1-16

Preacher: Ben Phillips

Category: Faith

The passages from Genesis 15:1-6 and Hebrews 11:1-16 focus very squarely on the substance and nature of faith. To give a fresh look at faith, today's sermon does something a little old, namely, we hear a sermon on faith written in the 1540s by Thomas Cranmer in The Book of Homilies. If the Bible is the foundation for our faith and our Episcopal/Anglican tradition, upon it sits the building blocks of the Book of Common Prayer, the Articles of Religion, and the Homilies. The latter two are all but forgotten in the life of the church today, and today's sermon reminds us anew of this heritage, and takes us for a dip in these beautiful and rich waters as we hear from our spiritual forebearers on the matter of a true and lively faith.