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  • On The Festival Of Purim Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Mar 8, 2014
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    Theology is faith seeking understanding. It can help us see the relevance of God's Word to our lives, especially when we don't get what we pray for.

    Thursday of the First Week of Lent 2014 Lumen Fidei In the Jewish calendar, which is a lunar, or thirteen-month calendar, spring is the time of Purim, the minor feast of deliverance. The story is well-known in all the world, to Jews and Christians. A Persian king had, in God’s design, ...read more

  • The Best Way To Understand Jesus's Teachings Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jan 13, 2018
     | 899 views

    The magisterium is a two-thousand year old gift.

    Thursday of 2nd Week in Course 2018 Reformation/Revolution Our first lesson from First Samuel today documents the strong friendship that Jonathan, king Saul’s son, and David enjoyed. It also tells us that Saul was jealous of David because the people saw him as a better military leader than the ...read more

  • Apostolic Succession, Persecution, And Joy Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on May 24, 2014
     | 1,670 views

    Thanks to the Church's magisterium, we know what Jesus taught, and we can rejoice, even amid persecution.

    Thursday of the 6th Week of Easter EF: Ascension Day; OF: Easter Weekday Today’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles gives us one of those rare and precious bits of information that helps us to date the journeys of Paul and his letters. And it does so in one of the most important of ...read more

  • Ministerial Red Lights Necessary To Prevent Ghastly Church Accidents

    Contributed by Frederick Meekins on Mar 23, 2015
     | 885 views

    Ministerial Red Lights Necessary To Prevent Ghastly Church Accidents

    In the March 13, 2015 edition of the “Sword Of The Lord”, the publication's editor Shelton Smith compared ministry to the act of driving. In one of the the remarks, he observed that one hand must be on the wheel. He expanded on that declaration by saying, “At the church ...read more

  • Avoiding Usury

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Sep 20, 2008
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     | 1,164 views

    Investing as a Christian means taking the Biblical command against usury seriously and interpreting it as the Church does.

    Monday of 25th week in course 22 Sept 2008 Psalm 15 “Market meltdown. . .wild roller-coaster ride. . .investor lack of confidence. . .flight to safety. . .historic market swing.” These are all phrases that described recent stock and bond market activity throughout the world. What does the ...read more

  • Divine Presence, Divine Inspiration Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Feb 4, 2012
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     | 2,697 views

    It is the enduring presence of God in His Church, His sacraments and His Scriptures that gives our life meaning and purpose.

    Monday of 5th Week in Course St. Paul Miki & Companions Verbum Domini One of the critical teachings of both the Old and New Testaments is that the presence of God is not like the presence of the pagan gods. The latter came and went with their whims, and their arrival was usually bad news for ...read more

  • The Witness Of John Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Aug 27, 2011
     | 1,411 views

    John, and we, need to be prophets to our cultures.

    Martyrdom of John the Baptist August 29, 2011 Testimony of the Saints Popular culture almost always gets everything wrong. Thus today’s celebration, which in the pre-Vatican II liturgy was a feast, not a memorial, is totally misinterpreted by pop culture. In the view of the secular ...read more

  • Jesus' Prayer For You

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on May 8, 2016
     | 1,907 views

    If Jesus prayed for you, what would he say. Let's look at his prayer for you in John 17:20-26

    Intro If Jesus were to pray for you and me, what would he say? Purpose We actually have record of such a prayer. He did pray for us and among other things he prayed for our unity. Plan Let’s look at part of the long Lord’s prayer in John 17:20-26 and see its great lesson ...read more

  • Spirit-Filled Evangelization Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on May 20, 2017
     | 1,088 views

    'A spirit-filled evangelization is one guided by the Holy Spirit, for he is the soul of the Church called to proclaim the Gospel.'

    Thursday of 6th Week of Easter 2017 Joy of the Gospel Today’s reading from Acts is one of those gems of the Bible that gives evidence for its historicity. Aquila and Priscilla were probably already Christians when they came to Corinth, about AD 49. They were caught up in the dragnet Emperor ...read more

  • Attitudes Of Change And The Word Of God Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Oct 15, 2016
     | 2,123 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

  • The Great Denominational Explosion Series

    Contributed by Keith Foskey on Jul 11, 2014
     | 2,747 views

    Following the reformation, the church fragmented into many denominations. This lesson examines the question of what makes a church a true, biblical church.

    So far in our lessons, we have walked through church history and made some very significant stops along the way, examining some of the great creeds and confessions, councils and synods, and some of the great divisions within the church. Tonight, we are going to be examining the advent of ...read more

  • The Epiphany Of The Lord

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Dec 8, 2018
     | 276 views

    Allowing oneself to be invaded and rearranged by objective value is what makes life worth living.

    The Epiphany of the Lord is when Christ was made known to the magi, who represent all the nations. Today, when we say that someone has had an epiphany, we mean that the person has had a moment in which they have achieved a realization, an awareness or a knowledge of something. An AHA! MOMENT, ...read more

  • As One Having Authority: Summing Up The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached Series

    Contributed by Mark A. Barber on Aug 16, 2014
     | 1,776 views

    Why did the common people perceive Jesus' authority as being greater than the Scribes and Pharisees?

    As One Having Authority: Summing Up the Greatest Sermon Ever Preached Matthew 7:28 What is authority? Or as some of the Postmoderns today ask: “Is there any authority?” Is authority the mere power to impose values on others by force? Is authority someone who is knowledgeable about a ...read more

  • The Golden Compass

    Contributed by on Nov 20, 2007
    based on 12 ratings
     | 6,725 views

    A compass is defined as, “a device used to determine geographic direction; as by means of a freely rotating magnetized needle that indicates magnetic north.” Based on that definition, there is nothing ‘golden’ about this compass.

    NOTHING GOLDEN ABOUT THIS COMPASS: A CRITICAL RESPONSE (By Pastor Chris Jordan – November 2007) HARRY WHO? For over 10 years, I served as the Youth Pastor and Christian Education Director at Bible Fellowship Church in Surrey, BC. During that time, I had the privilege of partnering with ...read more