Why do we burn incense?

“Let my prayer be counted as incense before you…” (Psalm 141:2a, ESV) You may notice the use of incense at DMAC for only a few of the special holy days of the Christian Year. Burning incense goes all the way back to the Temple worship of the Old Testament as a representation of the prayers … [Read more…]

The Why of the Cross

🔊 Listen to the audio from this sermon a sermon for Desert Mission Anglican Church on February 18, 2018 (The first Sunday in Lent) by Fr. Nathan R. Hale Passage: 1 Peter 3:18-22 The purpose of Lent to consider both the cross we have been called to carry, and the cross that Jesus carried on our … [Read more…]

Grieving with hope

🔊 Listen to the audio from this sermon a sermon for Desert Mission Anglican Church on November 12, 2017 by Fr. Nathan R. Hale Passage: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Just this last Sunday, November 5th, a young man named Devin Kelley entered First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, and opened fire. On the observance of All … [Read more…]

God’s vision = our mission

🔊 Listen to the audio from this sermon a sermon for Desert Mission Anglican Church on November 5, 2017 (All Saints – Vision Sunday) by Fr. Nathan R. Hale Passage: Revelation 7:9-17 A brief history of mission at DMAC When DMAC was formed in 2005, it was constituted as a missional community. By missional I mean … [Read more…]

Jesus, Lord of the Law

🔊 Listen to the audio from this sermon a sermon for Desert Mission Anglican Church on October 29, 2017 by Fr. Nathan R. Hale Passage: Matthew 22:34-46 In 1948, out of the experience of the second World War, the United Nations gathered to consider the most important ethical questions confronting the world at the time. Out … [Read more…]