Contributing sermons since Aug 4, 2007
Contributed on Apr 11, 2010
In this life we tend to focus on things which have no weight in eternity. This homily expresses the need for personal responsibility.
Tonight’s thought is something that has been increasingly becoming somewhat of an obsession for me as a priest. I have been struck with the feeling that there is something coming very soon which we will all be affected with. My personal feelings have been running the gamut of sadness, ...read more
Contributed on Apr 4, 2010
This deals with the early church's views on abortion and the sanctity of life. Abortion is not a new issue for the church and this present the orthodox viewpoint regarding this controversial topic.
Sanctity of Life Sermon Fr. James Cloud Many of you may not know, but approximatelyfour years ago I joined the Order of Holy Innocents under the Anglican Priests for Life. This sermon's focus has always been a topic close to my heart and something with which I know is very close to the heart ...read more
Contributed on Mar 27, 2010
How many times do we neglect the sacrament of the Eucharist (Communion) for the "thrills" of the modern age? This is a call back to the Early Church and what they held about this Most Blessed Sacrament.
Awakening in the Blood and Body St. John 6:44-59 (ESV) “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day. It is written in the Prophets, ’And they will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me— not ...read more
Contributed on Aug 2, 2009
Where do turn to when the storms of life threaten your very existence?
Come In From the Storm Father James Cloud St. Mark 4:39 “And He arose, and rebuked the wind and said unto the sea, "Peace, be still." And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.” Last night was a noisy evening. The thunderstorms rolled in from the east and towards us to the south. ...read more
Contributed on Jun 13, 2009
Christ’s authority and the authority given to us as believers plays an integral part in experiencing the wonders of God.
Authority in Christ “The chief weapon we ought to use in resisting Satan is the Bible. Three times the great enemy offered temptations to our Lord. Three times his offer was refused, with a text of Scripture as the reason, “it is written” (Mt. 3:4, 7, 10). J.C. Ryle - Commentary: Matthew ...read more
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Contributed on Mar 8, 2008
There are two questions that will be ultimately asked on the Day of Judgment: “Did you love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind….Did you love your neighbor as yourself?” Both of these cannot be accomplished if you do not know God’s Word. How can you purport to love and honor a ...read more
Contributed on Aug 4, 2007
A young man entered a beautiful cathedral which was so ornately decorated that the very sight of it could make the hardest of sinners cry in repentance. He made his way down the aisle of the church and found it surprisingly empty except for a solitary worshipper bowing before a peculiar looking ...read more
Contributed on Aug 4, 2007
A psychologist once was interviewing a patient. This patient was chronically depressed, hated life, blamed others for his own issues, and was obsessed with his own feelings of low self worth. After some time of complaining about this and that, the patient finally drew a halting breath and allowed ...read more