Contributing sermons since Nov 29, 2014
Contributed on Dec 10, 2014
One of the deadliest of the seven sins, lust can destroy the soul. Here is how it works and how we can deal with it.
Before we begin talking about lust, we need to talk a little about sex. Hugh Hefner didn’t invent it. Neither did Hollywood. Nor the authors of the Kama Sutra. God created sex, and like everything he made it was beautiful. He didn’t waste any time getting to it either. Merely two ...read more
Contributed on Dec 8, 2014
The third part of The Seven Deadly Sins looks at the sin of gluttony
Gluttony Evagrius of Pontus, a Christian monk and ascetic whose ideas may have inspired St. John Cassian’s list of eight sins, gives us a very poetic, but comprehensive definition of the sin of gluttony: “Gluttony is the mother of lust, the nourishment of evil thoughts, laziness in ...read more
Contributed on Dec 2, 2014
An in-depth look at wrath, or anger, and the ways in which we can deal with it
Alexander the Great was one of the few men in history who deserved the adjective appended to his name. He was beset, however, with a horrific temper, and though he did manage to rein it in more often than not, on one occasion he was swept away by his passion. At a banquet given for Dionysius, ...read more
Contributed on Dec 1, 2014
God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble. What is pride and how do we deal with it? A few answers here.
He was the most beautiful of all angels. He was referred to as the Day Star, and the son of Dawn. His name, itself, spoke of his brightness—Lucifer, angel of light. He dreamt of ascending the heavens and raising his throne above that of God’s. But he was sent crashing down to the dark ...read more
Contributed on Nov 29, 2014
Would you like to know the will of God for your life? Paul, in his letter to the Romans, tells us that we need to rewire our minds in order to enable us to better discover what that might be.
“I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what ...read more