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  • Lent Homily

    Contributed by Z. M. D. Mcgregor on Feb 23, 2015
    based on 3 ratings
     | 5,531 views

    The following is a 15 minute homily delivered on Feb. 18, 2015, Ash Wednesday at the Church Without Walls, Houston, TX, in the kickoff observance of Lent.

    Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. (Rom 12:1 NAU) I. Reflection: The Christ in Action Our symptoms revealed it. The diagnosis defined it. From vain thoughts ...read more

  • A Farewell Homily

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jun 8, 2013
     | 3,002 views

    Always remember that the task of the Church is to attract non-believers to Jesus Christ in the Church.

    Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2013 “farewell” In the pre-Christian world, there was an inchoate understanding of human life after earthly death. The Hebrew’s picture of human existence in the nether world was one of gloom, shadow, even an inability to praise God. I think that the young man ...read more

  • Agape Love, A Wedding Homily

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Oct 16, 2006
    based on 72 ratings
     | 16,731 views

    This is a homily from I Corinthians 13 that the Lord gave me to share in a recent wedding.

    Agape Love, a Wedding Homily --I Corinthians 13:1-13 Allen and Michelle, you have chosen I Corinthians 13 as the Biblical theme for your wedding. How does the Holy Spirit want to use this passage in His Word to give you a Christ centered home and marriage? In order to answer that question, ...read more

  • Be Not Dismayed, A Funeral Homily

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Jan 1, 2008
    based on 11 ratings
     | 7,890 views

    The theme of this funeral homily is that in the midst of death we as Christian Disciples do not loose our courage, our hope, our faith, or our joy because we know Jesus will never leave us nor forsake us but will always take care of us.

    Be Not Dismayed, A Funeral Homily --I Samuel 17:1-11, 46-47; Deuteronomy 31:7-8; Isaiah 41:10; John 14:18 We have heard the reading of our primary text for the funeral homily for our departed sister Barbara Jean Bluff, and perhaps many of you are wondering “How does the story of David’s ...read more

  • The Mirror (Short Homily)

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Jan 19, 2009
    based on 268 ratings
     | 48,790 views

    Some people look at themselves, at their image, as though they were looking into a very tiny mirror. You know the mirror I'm talking about. Every woman seems to have one. I know my mother would always have one buried somewhere inside her purse.

    The Mirror (Short Homily) James 1:16-27 What image do you see when you look in a mirror? Who is that person in the reflection? Paul speaks of looking into a darkened mirror: BIBLE "For now we see through a mirror, darkly; but then face to face (Pause) now I know in part; but then ...read more

  • Man Of God ( Short Homily )

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Feb 10, 2010
    based on 157 ratings
     | 46,982 views

    Timothy is called a "Man of God". What are the attributes of a "Man of God"?

    Paul gave counsel to Timothy: ...... to "Keep a close watch on yourself". (Timothy 4:16) While caring for the needs of his people, ....Timothy needed to care for himself.... as well. The false teachers ....were men of the world, ....but Timothy was a....... "man of God." This special ...read more

  • St. Patrick's Day Homily

    Contributed by Rev. Matthew Parker on Mar 8, 2016
     | 3,371 views

    A mid-week interactive message on St. Patrick's Day for an inner-city mission.

    [This is a mid-week interactive homily given at an inner city mission on March 8, 2016. The factual stuff about St. Patrick's Day was from Wikipedia.] What special day is coming up very soon? It’s not necessarily a major holiday, but it’s still important to a lot of folks. St. ...read more

  • Homilies And The Joy Of The Gospel Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jul 11, 2015
     | 1,893 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

  • Know Yourself (Short Homily)

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Feb 10, 2012
    based on 67 ratings
     | 12,637 views

    This is a very short Homily titled "Know Yourself". That was used for the opening of a Men's retreat weekend.

    Let me share a reading from the Gospel of Mark with you. " They came to Bethsaida. Some people brought a blind man to him and begged him to touch him. He took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village; and when he had put saliva on his eyes and laid his hands on him, he asked ...read more

  • Wedding Homily (Standard)

    Contributed by R. Joseph Owles on Jun 23, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,493 views

    The wedding homily i generally use.

    We are all here to witness and to celebrate a marriage. A marriage is indeed taking place this day; yet, it is not mere a marriage of two people, but of two peoples–two families, two sets of friends, being united together through love, into one family, one group of friends, one people. This ...read more

  • Communicating The Biblical Author's Message Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Aug 1, 2015
     | 2,111 views

    How should we prepare to preach, either to ourselves or to a group?

    Thursday of 18th week in course 2015 Joy of the Gospel We have for a whole year been considering the Holy Father’s first “solo” encyclical, The Joy of the Gospel. From it, we have gleaned Pope Francis’s understanding of the new evangelization, or at least some of that ...read more

  • Helping The Preacher To Become The Best Version Of Himself Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jul 18, 2015
     | 1,955 views

    If the Church is a mother, the preacher should put on the mind of a mother when preaching.

    Thursday of 16th week in course 2015 Joy of the Gospel God revealed Himself on Sinai in smoke and clouds, thunder and lightning, and by doing so reminded the Hebrews that He is transcendent–entirely different from us. He needed to do that to get their attention, and show them that the ...read more

  • Funeral--Memorial Homily For Betty L.

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Jul 2, 2007
    based on 15 ratings
     | 10,505 views

    This was a funeral/memorial homily for a woman whose Christian commitment was somewhat doubtful but who at one time had professed faith. She was a person I had never met prior to her final days of illness. It encourages her family to trust Jesus for eter

    Funeral/Memorial Homily for Betty L. --Proverbs 31:19-31 This evening we have gathered to remember our mother, grandmother, and friend Betty L. Betty was a woman of faith, although over the past several years she suffered much physical distress, pain, and ill health and was not able to ...read more

  • Wedding Homily - Pearl Of Great Price

    Contributed by Michael Hollinger on Nov 4, 2007
    based on 9 ratings
     | 7,990 views

    1. [Bride & Groom] You are valuable 2. Options require that declare what is most valuable 3. God found you so valuable that he forsook all of his options to save you

    ---- Joel, Cathie, when I asked you to read the parable called The Pearl of Great Price, I did so knowing that it was not a traditional or ordinary wedding reading – but then again, neither of you are traditional or ordinary people. Joel, I have had the privilege of getting to know you as a ...read more

  • Create In Me ( 12 Minute Homily)

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Feb 15, 2018
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,300 views

    The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart These, O' God, you will not despise. Create in me a clean Heart O' God! A shorter version (Homily) of a Longer Message Titled "Create In Me A Clean Heart".

    Psalm 51 ... designated for today ... is one of the few psalms ... where we are given ... the historical background ... that led to writing of this Psalm. The inscription reads, ..."A Psalm of David when Nathan the prophet came to him, ... after he had gone into ...Bathsheba." That ...read more