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  • A Lenten Catechesis-Holy Communion Series

    Contributed by Christopher Martin on Mar 22, 2013
     | 2,417 views

    The last sermon in the Lenten Catechesis series, this sermon focuses on the sacrament of Holy Communion.

    One of the things I discovered very quickly in my earlier years as a parish pastor is the joy that Pastors have, and the special relationship that they develop with homebound members of the congregation. In many cases, these dear older saints are people who because of their advanced age and lack ...read more

  • A Lenten Catechesis: Holy Baptism Series

    Contributed by Christopher Martin on Mar 13, 2013
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     | 3,220 views

    This is a sermon preached as part of a midweek Lenten series on the 6 chief parts of the Small Catechism on March 6th, 2013 at Emmons Lutheran Church, Emmons, Minnesota.

    Tonight as we continue our “Lenten Catechesis”, our journey is going to begin in a place where our Scripture lessons don’t take us: to the banks of the Jordan River. There, we see a man dressed in camel’s hair and a leather belt, who’s diet is locusts and wild honey. ...read more

  • A Lenten Catechesis-The Office Of The Keys And Confession Series

    Contributed by Christopher Martin on Mar 22, 2013
     | 2,610 views

    A midweek Lenten sermon based on John 20:21-23 that covers the Office of the Keys and Confession from Luther’s Small Catechism. Preached 3/13/2013 at Emmons Lutheran Church, Emmons, Minnesota

    At the beginning of the service, I mentioned that tonight, we were going to be looking at what is perhaps the least known or understood part of the Small Catechism, which is “The Office of the Keys.” When I said that, perhaps some of you were wondering “Did Pastor Martin misplace the keys to his ...read more

  • Attitudes Of Change And The Word Of God Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Oct 15, 2016
     | 2,168 views

    The Word of God can be unifying, but it can also divide, so we need to ask God what attitudes we must change and for the grace to make that change.

    Thursday of the 28th Week in Course 2016 Joy of the Gospel The beautiful prayer that St. Paul gives us in his letter to the Ephesians is our first reading today, but it seems to contrast with the words of Jesus we find in the Gospel. Paul is asking us to allow Christ to dwell in our hearts ...read more

  • Education And Service Promote Growth In Faith Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Sep 12, 2015
     | 1,464 views

    Our catechesis must constantly reinforce the truths accepted in the early proclamation of the Gospel of Christ.

    Thursday of 24th week in course 2015 Joy of the Gospel Today the Franciscans celebrate the feast of the Stigmata of St. Francis. The few saints who have legitimately borne the marks of Christ’s passion live out in a physical and spiritual way the long hours of Christ’s passion and ...read more

  • The Gospel And The Court Of Herod Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Sep 17, 2016
     | 1,689 views

    Nothing is right until we meet and allow ourselves to be transformed by the Lord Jesus Christ.

    Thursday of the 24th Week in Course 2016 Joy of the Gospel Most of us have forgotten the scariest moment of our lives. It was about the age of two. Up to then everybody was so attentive to the little one’s needs that each of us, to the extent that we were thinking at all, had a ...read more

  • The Way Of Beauty Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Sep 19, 2015
     | 2,053 views

    There can be no tension between devoting ourselves to love of God and love of neighbor.

    Thursday of 25th week in course 2015 Joy of the Gospel There is a very old argument in the Church that contrasts what we owe to God with what we owe to our neighbor. These days, it goes like this: we don’t need ornate churches with lots of stone and pipeorgans and marble altars and ...read more

  • St. Michael And The Way Of Beauty Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Sep 24, 2016
     | 1,787 views

    the way of beauty is insidious, and effective

    Thursday of the 25th Week in Course 2016 Joy of the Gospel This is one of my favorite festivals, the one the Anglicans call “St. Michael and All Angels.” Not exactly right, because we have another feast in just a couple of days for our guardian angels. If you would like a focal ...read more

  • Pray For Homilists Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jul 9, 2016
     | 1,747 views

    Please pray for us, to get to the point, stay positive, find a practical application of the Gospel and know when to shut up and get on with the real celebration.

    Thursday of 14th Week in Course A few years ago I discovered a lot of he humor in the OT. Most of us missed that growing up because we were being taught how to be accepted in society, and some forms of humor were considered too gross to even recognize, let alone emulate. Here we have one we ...read more

  • Timothy's Mission

    Contributed by Robert Tomas on Jun 14, 2002
    based on 44 ratings
     | 1,410 views

    Carrying the torch of the Gospel.

    JUNE 8, 2002 DISCIPLES’ ASSEMBLY TEACHING ON MISSION BASED ON 2 TIMOTHY 4:1-8 RSV [1] I CHARGE you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: [2] preach the word, be urgent in season and out of season, convince, ...read more

  • Homilies And The Joy Of The Gospel Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jul 11, 2015
     | 1,638 views

    "The homily takes up once more the dialogue which the Lord has already established with his people. "

    Thursday of 15th week in course 2015 Joy of the Gospel Today we see Moses, who you remember fled from Egypt after killing an Egyptian oppressor, being called by God to go and preach to Pharaoh. The message: let all your slaves go into the desert. Let them abandon their jobs for a week or two, ...read more

  • The Positive Message Of The Gospel Is Simple Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Aug 29, 2015
     | 2,107 views

    Our preaching should be simple, and incorporate positive examples.

    Thursday of 22nd week in course 2015 Joy of the Gospel St. Gregory the Great “May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in ...read more

  • Judging Sinful Actions As We Accompany The Fellow Sinner Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Oct 3, 2015
     | 1,756 views

    Someone good at accompanying others will not give in to frustration or fear

    Thursday of 27th week in course 2015 Joy of the Gospel “The day that God will take action.” These words of the prophet Malachi are not about just any day. They distinguish from every other day the time called “the day of the Lord.” That’s the last day, the day ...read more

  • The Special Role Of The Laity Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on May 2, 2015
     | 2,491 views

    Lay people in the Church, especially women, serve a vital role in spreading the Gospel and building community.

    Thursday of the 5th Week of Easter 2015 Joy of the Gospel Both of our readings today are concerned with what the Catechism calls “The Christian Life,” or the moral and virtuous way of life. Paul and Barnabas were traveling through the lands of what is now Turkey and Greece, going ...read more

  • The Need For Repentance And Forgiveness

    Contributed by Christopher Martin on Apr 18, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 7,032 views

    A sermon for the Third Sunday in Lent preached 3/7/2010 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Big Cove Tannery, St. Paul Lutheran Church, McConnellsburg, and Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Little Cove. It talks about Jesus' response to tragedy and suffering in our w

    One of the biggest news stories as the year 2010 began was the earthquake that hit Haiti. We saw on our TV screens, the newspaper, and the internet the stories and photographs of the disaster that hit that impoverished nation. The death, the ruin, the destruction that took place in such a ...read more