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  • The Struggle Never Ends Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Feb 16, 2019
     | 710 views

    We humans think that we can be happiest when there is no struggle, when we can just coast. . .But that is not the state of society when there are still many who have not accepted and begun to live the call of Christ.

    Thursday of the 6th Week in Course 2019 St. Peter Damian Life after original sin came into the human family is a continual struggle. The story of a great flood is found in more than one culture. Here in our first reading we see God establishing a covenant after the flood between Himself, Noah and ...read more

  • That All Humans Be Saved Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jan 19, 2019
     | 547 views

    It is the will of God that all humans be saved, which was a crucial teaching of the Church all the way back to St. Paul.

    Thursday of 2nd Week in Course 2019 St Francis de Sales Jesus, our Lord, constantly had His mission from the Father in mind during His time on earth. That mission is to teach and heal, and to suffer and die for our salvation. It was the Father’s will that the Son should live as a real human being, ...read more

  • The Holy Spirit Guides The Church

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jul 15, 2018
     | 822 views

    The Council was critical to the defense of the faith and the worldwide evangelical effort that was already beginning. It was truly a work of the Holy Spirit.

    Thursday of the Fifteenth Week in Course 2018 Reformation/Revolution The words of Jesus today are so poignant that most of us have probably memorized them sometime in our lives. A yoke is the implement an ox or other draft animal wears between head and body. Slaves might be made to wear such ...read more

  • The Church, A Place Of Beauty, Goodness, Truth Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jul 5, 2013
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     | 2,588 views

    We need to understand both meanings of church, and how the beauty found in a church can attract unbelievers to Christ.

    Monday of 14th Week in Course Sacrosanctum Concilium Jacob, following in the steps of his grandfather Abraham, was careful as he moved through the land of Canaan to identify special places of the divine presence. One of these is Bethel, which means “house of God.” There Jacob had ...read more

  • Vanities, Poverty And Destitution Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Sep 22, 2018
     | 941 views

    We must find in our heart the vast chasm, the infinite need that only Infinite Goodness and Truth and Beauty can fill.

    Thursday of the 24th Week in Course 2018 St. Vincent de Paul The book we call Ecclesiastes is often referred to as Qoheleth, for the Hebrew name of the author, here called “the Preacher.” The first words form one of the major themes of theology, that all things human are perishable, that even what ...read more

  • Jesus On Judgment

    Contributed by Martin Wiles on Oct 27, 2010
     | 1,570 views

    Jesus warns against unjust or critical judgment of others.

    Jesus on Judgment Matthew 7:1-5 INTRODUCTION A. James Boice, pastor and author, tells of visiting Europe in the summer of 1970. 1. Stayed with a friend in a new high-rise apartment on the Rhine River. 2. Could see an old fashioned lock that once directed water from the Rhine across the ...read more

  • How To Know Who You Are

    Contributed by Martin Wiles on Nov 2, 2010
     | 1,437 views

    Our lives must be built on the solid foundation of faith in Christ.

    How To Know Who You Are Matthew 7:21-29 INTRODUCTION A. Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s definition of salvation. 1. German theologian aware of the deception and delusion of the Lutheran church of his day. 2. Described their teaching as “cheap grace.” 3. Profession of faith was ...read more

  • Living For God Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Jul 5, 2010
     | 2,091 views

    We're not all called to be evangelists but we are called to proclaim Jesus Christ in the way we live among unbelievers

    By Rev Bill Stewart "I've been baptized." Have you been baptized? When? I was baptized on 28 January 1968 in the Holy Cross Anglican Church in Albany in New Zealand. I don't remember it happening; some of you will. But my parents and godparents were there as witnesses. And this certificate tells ...read more

  • Trick Or Treat - Reformation Sunday

    Contributed by Spencer Homan on Mar 31, 2011
     | 3,393 views

    This is a sermon done on Halloween/Reformation Sunday. Dressed as a pirate. Oh joy!

    1 John 1:5-10 5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have ...read more

  • Back To The Truth

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,612 views

    1. Golfer Payne Stewart and 5 others boarded the Learjet in Orlando for a flight to Dallas.

    1. Golfer Payne Stewart and 5 others boarded the Learjet in Orlando for a flight to Dallas. They ended up a thousand miles north of their destination, crashing near Aberdeen, South Dakota. The eerie things is that for four hours the plane was on autopilot and those on board were not aware of what ...read more

  • "Keeping On Into 2009 ”

    Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on Dec 30, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 3,436 views

    A CALL TO STEADFASTNESS, DEDICATION AND GREATER ASSURANCE THAT ALL OUR LABOURS IN THE LORD ARE NOT IN VAIN.

    1COR 15:58 “KEEPING ON KEEPING ON INTO 2009 ” I DON’T KNOW WHETHER YOU ARE A LOVER OF BOXING AS A SPORT OR NOT BUT WHEN A BOXER HAS HAD ENOUGH THE TRAINER CAN ‘THROW IN THE TOWEL’ THIS SIGNIFIES WE JUST CANT GO ON ANY FURTHER….. WE OFTEN USE THE TURN OF PHRASE TO SAY WERE GIVING UP. IF ...read more

  • God The Evangelist

    Contributed by Dennis Lawrence on Nov 16, 2005
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,288 views

    The mysterious way that God brings us to faith is wonderful to consider.

    God, the Evangelist (Part 1) Cornwall/Montreal April 9, 2005 How did you come to the family of God? How did you enter a relationship with Jesus Christ? Was it God’s doing? Was it your doing? Was it a bit of both? We’re concerned with doing the ongoing work of the church, which, as Jesus ...read more

  • Afraid Of God

    Contributed by Jeremy Houck on Jun 11, 2005
    based on 9 ratings
     | 825 views

    John Calvin wrote, "Men are never duly touched and impressed with a conviction of their insignificance, until they have contrasted themselves with the majesty of God." The more we look at God, the more evil we discover.

    Afraid of God Isaiah 6:1-8 Over the past few weeks on Sunday evenings we have been looking at the Biblical portrait of Jehovah. We have looked at the fact that we were created by God with a holy hunger that only the creator can fill. Then we spent three weeks looking at the qualities we find ...read more

  • Prayer And The Chronically Unhappy

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Apr 21, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,249 views

    For Reformation Sunday, October 1987: Job in the Old Testament and Luther in the Reformation Era were chronically unhappy people, but used that as a form of spiritual energy to drive them toward creative achievement and an honest personal faith.

    It looks as though some people are just born to be unhappy. There are some people who are going to approach nearly everything with a complaint or a gripe, who are going to make a personal issue out of everything. Nothing is quite good enough, nothing quite satisfies. There are folks whose ...read more

  • Bi Vocational Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Oct 20, 2010
     | 2,104 views

    One of our problems in life is that we divide everything into the sacred and secular. We are great at compartmentalizing things: over here is the secular, and over there is the sacred. The reality is that we spend the majority of our hours every day in th

    Bi Vocational Luke 5:1-11 On Sunday afternoon, Tommy Grace and I were hanging out and he said, “Tomorrow’s Monday isn’t it?” Yep, I said. “I hate Mondays.” And I said to Tommy, “I was thinking something entirely different:. I can’t wait to get to ...read more