• James Kevin Bachmann

    Contributing sermons since Oct 30, 2011
James's church

St. Benedict's Abbey
Atchison, Kansas 66002

About James
  • Education: Georgetown University - Washington, D.C. B.A. - 1963 Ph.D - 1970
  • Experience: Parish Assistant priest - 10 years
  • Family: 3 brothers 2 adult children
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Practice what you preach!
  • Hobbies: Bible study and applications using the Internet.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: You can do more for Jesus than you think.
  • What I want on my tombstone: He was a faithful servant.
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  • The Christmas Gift Of Detachment

    Contributed on Dec 17, 2011
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    The gift of detachment will benefit us much more than any material gift.

    The Christmas Gift of Detachment “What did you get for Christmas?” people often ask after the long-awaited day arrives on Dec. 25. They wait for the coming of Jesus as they do the coming of St. Nicholas, or Santa Claus. I read a story this week about a superior who received gifts more

  • Joy To The World

    Contributed on Dec 10, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    A twice-daily spiritual examination can bring to yus the joy of Christ's revelation in his closeness to us.

    Joy to the World We rejoice at our enlightenment, the coming of the Light to the world! The darkness that results from our lack of understanding is diminished. We come to see more and more of what has been a cloud of unknowing, the title of a 14th-century book on mysticism. This unknowing more

  • And What I Have Failed To Do

    Contributed on Dec 3, 2011

    During Advent ask God to reveal to your hidden sins.

    And What I have Failed to Do Advent and Lent are the penitential seasons of the church. The faithful make an effort each year to eliminate those sins of which they are regretfully aware. This year I would suggest in addition we ask God to reveal our hidden sins, those of which we are not aware more

  • An Attitude Of Gratitude

    Contributed on Nov 24, 2011
    based on 5 ratings

    Concrete plans have to be made and executed to prepare for thr Final Judgment. Just saying you want to be saved and doing nothing ab out it is hardly enough preparation. Just thinking you live a good live must be supplemented by well designed plans, dedic

    An Attitude of Gratitude Several places in the Gospels deal with preparedness for the Final Judgment,‭ ‬including this one in Mark.‭ ‬One strategy is to wait for the start of signs to begin preparing.‭ ‬However,‭ ‬the signs won’t necessarily more

  • What More Can I Do For Jesus? (Revised)

    Contributed on Nov 19, 2011

    Christians can discover more ways to serve those in need by asking themselves questions like: Who else? What else? Where else, in order to act as sheep rather than goats.

    What More Can I Do? (Revised) The Parable of the Talents dealt with the obligation of people who have received special gifts to increase them, add “interest" by applying and developing them. Today in the Judgment of the Nations referring to ordinary Christians rather than just the leadership, more