Weekly Sermons

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Migrants, Refugees and Jesus Christ

September 13, 2015 -
The danger of calling someone a migrant is that the label itself can dehumanize a person; labels can desensitize us into transforming a child of God into something other than ourselves. We no longer look at a Syrian father who is simply trying to save his family as someone like ourselves.

 

Rejecting the Invitation

September 06, 2015 -
Imagine what would happen if next Saturday, nobody showed up to our Festival?!? What would happen if those we expected to come didn’t show up? How would we feel? What would we think?

 

Stewards of God's Creation

August 30, 2015 -
Tending to and caring for this creation is not a political whim or a social fashion. It is a divine commandment; it is a religious obligation. It is no less than the will of God that we leave as light a footprint on our environment.

 

How To Inherit Eternal Life

August 24, 2015 -
“What must I do to inherit eternal life?” In other words, what must I do to know God; to dwell with God? What must I do to live under the reign of God, and to orient my life towards my Creator? What must I do to develop such an intimate relationship with Him, that our love for one another will not only enrich and bless this life, but even conquer death itself, so that I may have an eternity of bliss with Him?

 

The Power to Forgive

August 16, 2015 -

 

You are the Light of the World

July 19, 2015 -

 

Freedom in Christ

July 05, 2015 -
“It is not freedom when we say everything is permitted. This is slavery.”

 

My Strength Made Perfect in Weakness - The Supreme Court Ruling

June 28, 2015 -
This past week we have seen a landmark decision by the Supreme Court. Many are celebrating this historic victory for same-sex partners while others feel threatened by this action.

 

Cultivating a Noble Spirit

June 21, 2015 -
“You took something very precious away from me. I will never talk to her ever again. I will never be able to hold her again. But I forgive you [the killer]. And have mercy on your soul.”

 

Co-Workers with God and Fishers of Men

June 14, 2015 -
The very first promise that Jesus made to his disciples and followers was that IF they would follow Him, He would show these fishermen how to “fish for people.” His first promise was not one of a an easy life but of something much more important.

 

All Saints - Learning From Albania

June 08, 2015 -
“Beware not only of the individual ego (which leads us into our self-centered ways), but also of the communal ego, which is just as dangerous as the individual ego. This communal ego can take many forms, such as putting our family above all else, or putting our nation or some other identity with another limited group above all else.”

 

Overcoming our Biases and Prejudices

May 24, 2015 -
In a recent study published in Psychological Science, evidence was given to show that the human brain categorizes people within the first second after seeing a face.

 

Suffering as an Opportunity to Glorify God

May 17, 2015 -
Jesus doesn’t answer the question about why someone suffers. We live in a fallen world, and in such an imperfect world suffering will exist. So Christ doesn’t answer why someone suffers, instead he puts suffering into a new perspective. How can we glorify God through our difficulties!

 

Honoring the Virtues of Mothers

May 10, 2015 -
When I’ve asked children over the years which virtues they best loved about their mother, I get a variety of beautiful and cute answers...

 

Healing Our Loneliness and Offering Us Friendship

May 02, 2015 -
Someone once asked a famous doctor in America, “What is the most devastating disease among people today.” He immediately replied, “Loneliness. The longer I practice medicine, the surer I am that no illness is so painful and universal as loneliness.”

 

The Incredible Life in the Early Church

April 26, 2015 -
People saw HOW the followers of Jesus lived, and WERE INSPIRED by what they saw. They witnessed an INCREDIBLY LOVING COMMUNITY OF FAITH and wanted to join them, even though it was dangerous to become one of them!

 

Honest Doubt that Nourishes Faith

April 18, 2015 -
This Sunday of Thomas reminds us of an important lesson about the doubts that linger in our minds. Doubt may surely be a part of our journey of faith, yet we have to ask ourselves, what type of doubt to we harbor?

 

He Is Alive

April 12, 2015 -
There was a Muslim in Nigeria who converted to Christianity. When someone asked, “Why did you become a Christian?” he answered, “Well, it’s like this. Suppose you were going down a road and suddenly at the fork in the road there were two men, one dead and the other alive. Which one would you ask for directions on which way to go?"

 

Living Under the Reign of God - Palm Sunday

April 05, 2015 -
The people wanted a King, and Jesus was a King… but not quite the type they hoped for.

 

The Life of the Cross

March 15, 2015 -
A life of self denial, sacrifice, and the cross isn’t meant to be a masochistic life, but a life which brings great joy, discovery, and even abundance. The Church teaches that the more we deny ourselves and give away, the more we will receive. When we learn to carry our cross and die to our egocentric ways, we will discover the purpose of life. It places a higher vision and the divine ideal of Christ-like love, sacrifice and service at the center of one’s life!

 

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September 13, 2015 -
The danger of calling someone a migrant is that the label itself can dehumanize a person; labels can desensitize us into transforming a child of God into something other than ourselves. We no longer look at a Syrian father who is simply trying to save his family as someone like ourselves.

 

September 06, 2015 -
Imagine what would happen if next Saturday, nobody showed up to our Festival?!? What would happen if those we expected to come didn’t show up? How would we feel? What would we think?

 

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