Contributing sermons since Aug 23, 2014
Contributed on Feb 27, 2015
On Quinquagesima, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 teaches us about FAITH, HOPE, and LOVE, and why LOVE is the greatest of these. Luke 18:31-43 teaches us about SALVATION and RESTORATION of SIGHT. How are these truths connected? How do we apply them in our lives?
In the Epistle (1 Corinthians 13:1-13) selected for Quinquagesima Sunday, or as I call it, Sight Sunday, S. Paul gives us a teaching on FAITH, HOPE, and CHARITY (or, as some translate it, LOVE, meaning Christ-like love) – not only on what they mean, but also on how they relate to each other. ...read more
Contributed on Aug 28, 2014
Christ directed the Parable of the Pharisee and the Publican Praying in the Temple to those who trusted in their own righteousness. We are more prone to trust in our own righteousness than we might think. This self-trust can keep us from being merciful.
Over the years, we have all heard preachers address the parable of the Pharisee and the Publican praying in the Temple. “The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast ...read more
Contributed on Aug 23, 2014
I believe Jesus is drawing our attention to the father and his compassion and joy in order to give us a a deeper understanding of the nature of God and His Kingdom; of our calling to be instruments of His life-giving compassion, and to share in His joy.
We heard in today’s Gospel reading the Parable of the Prodigal Son, and I am sure most of us have read and heard it numerous times. And we all perhaps have lost count of the sermons we have heard on this parable. You may be wondering what on earth I can say on this that is new or unique. I ...read more