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  • For Love Has Set Me Upon My Feet Series

    Contributed by Father Benedict Simpson on May 18, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,711 views

    A homily regarding the miraculous healing of the Paralytic by Christ. Given on the Fourth Sunday of Paschal (Sunday of the Paralytic) at the Monastery of the Glorious Ascension.

    Dear brothers and sisters, today's Gospel reading in chapter five of the testimony of St. John tells us a wonderful story about love and forgiveness and profound healing. It is not a mushy type of story. It is not one that everyone will understand either. It is the story of a humble man who has ...read more

  • Right God, Wrong Place Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Dec 14, 2014
    based on 24 ratings
     | 23,706 views

    For years I thought the only reason the Wisemen came to Jerusalem was to get directions. But I was wrong. What other possible reason could the Wisemen have had for going there?

  • The Rich Fool Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Nov 4, 2018
    based on 5 ratings
     | 16,021 views

    Why was God angry at the "rich farmer?" What had this farmer done wrong and what can we learn from his story about the need to being rich toward God?

    OPEN: The year was 1347. The Black Plague was raging across Europe and people by the 100s and by the 1000s in field and cities all across that part of the world. Some began to suspect the deaths were brought about because of the wrath of God and in one of the cities of Germany (Lubeck, Germany) ...read more

  • Open Doors Of Opportunity (2) Series

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Aug 25, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,911 views

    Are we open or closed as a congregation? Is the work and worship about us only or do we include others?

    1. St Catherine's Monastery One of the oldest monasteries in the world is Saint Catherine's. Built by Emperor Justinian to protect the monks in the region, St. Catherine's sits at the foot of Mount Sinai in Egypt. The walls are made of granite and are between 8 and 35 meters tall. Up until last ...read more

  • An Outreach-Centered People Series

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Jul 22, 2015
     | 1,355 views

    The second part of our vision and mission is to be a people reaching out to others.

    1. We have begun a short series on the Vision and Mission of this congregation a. Vision -- Where we are going/what we are to become -- destination b. Mission -- how to get there c. First Aspect of our Vision and Mission -- To be a God-Led People 2. Second Aspect -- to be an Outreach-Centered ...read more

  • R-E-S-P-E-C-T Series

    Contributed by Nate Barbour on Mar 25, 2003
    based on 48 ratings
     | 6,151 views

    A deeper look at the benefits of Respect.

    R-E-S-P-E-C-T A Little Respect Can Go A Long Way “Attitude” Series I. Introduction A disgruntled old man sat in a rocking chair on the front walk of his business. He owned one of those mom and pop grocery stores on the corner in a small town. As he rocked back and forth, he watched the ...read more

  • Rich And Heartless, Or Rich And Generous?

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on May 19, 2018
     | 1,483 views

    Fail to correct your evil addictions, and lose eternally.

    Thursday of Pentecost Week 2018 Reformation/Revolution The epistle of St. James reads much like the preaching of an OT prophet like Isaiah or Jeremiah. Today James is directing his admonitions to those who are rich and heartless. One can with the grace of God be rich and humane, rich and ...read more

  • Servants, Siblings And Sons

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Jan 23, 2018
     | 851 views

    Servanthood

    SERVANTS, SIBLINGS AND SONS (1 TIMOTHY 6:1-2) Here’s what the internet has to say about “a good worker”: A good worker is never neglectful of his duty. A good worker is never overpaid. A good worker is never late, nor is he early; he arrives precisely A good worker is not enough; one must ...read more

  • Heaven Or Hell Series

    Contributed by Doug Johnston on Mar 14, 2001
    based on 54 ratings
     | 2,183 views

    Paul lays the foundation of his explination of salvation in Romans 1, a foundation that makes the difference between heaven and hell.

    The Book of Romans: Proud to be a Christian Heaven or Hell? For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to ...read more

  • Loving One Another

    Contributed by Andrew Hamilton on Sep 29, 2002
    based on 135 ratings
     | 11,815 views

    What it means to love one another in the church

    10.2.2002amlbc Extreme Love Phil 2:4-9, Mark 12:29-31 Monk Story There is a story told of an old monastery that had fallen upon hard times. It was once a great order, but as a result of waves of anti-monastic persecution in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and the rise of ...read more

  • Advent 4: Love Series

    Contributed by Scott Jensen on Dec 22, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
     | 34,907 views

    Fourth in a series on the symbolism of the Advent Wreath. How we are to show love.

    Advent 4: Love Genesis 3:8-15 1 John 4:7-21 Luke 1:57-80 In the past three weeks, we have been building up to this week. In two more days, we will be celebrating the birth of our savior. We’ve used this Advent season to help us prepare for this holiday as well as reflect on what Christmas ...read more

  • Imitating Christ, Poor, Humble And Meek Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Feb 2, 2019
     | 769 views

    In this age of countless people seeking nothing but pleasure and wealth, we need the spirit of St. Colette, the spirit of Jesus.

    Thursday of 4th Sunday in Course 2019 Saint Colette of Corbie The letter to the Hebrews is a fairly long book in the New Testament, but much of it has the character of a sermon or homily. There are exhortations, particularly to regular attendance at the “assembly” or Eucharist. And here today, in ...read more

  • Recipe For Joy Series

    Contributed by Ronald Thorington on Jan 1, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,935 views

    The incredence nesseccary for joy is to celebrate, tolerate, supplicate, and meditate.

    Recipe for Joy Introduction, Is there any thing robbing you of your joy? 1) Worry is the great thief of joy 2) Most of what we worry about will never happen. Example of women who worry about getting stomach cancer for 40 yr., she eventually died of pneumonia. 3) Its alright to have ...read more

  • Security Of The Believer

    Contributed by Kevin Higgins on Mar 26, 2007
    based on 9 ratings
     | 7,207 views

    What does the Bible teach about security?

    John 6:38-40 Baptist Distinctives: Security of the Believer Introduction A. Portuguese monastery illustration – how often do you change the rope? B. Review last week and series intent. Today we’re considering security. C. Doesn’t sound very interesting or exciting, but if you think security ...read more

  • Reform, Not Revolution

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Oct 18, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,552 views

    The Church has always been in need of reform, and the Holy Spirit empowers true reformation rather than revolution.

    Thirtieth Sunday in Course 2015 Last Sunday in October Reformation or Revolution? Today, the last Sunday in October, is called “Reformation Sunday” by Protestants. In two years, they will celebrate the five hundredth anniversary of Martin Luther’s dissent. As we today ...read more