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  • Saint Francis For The Twenty-First Century Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Sep 29, 2018
     | 1,637 views

    St. Francis stands out in the thirteenth century, perhaps the last great Catholic century, and a recovery of his spirit would be a good start toward converting the culture of this twenty-first century.

  • When Is Enough, Enough?

    Contributed by The Rev Deniray Mueller on Oct 14, 2018
     | 4,200 views

    when do we stop accumulating 'things' and follow Jesus admonition to the rich ruler?

  • Make Me An Instrument Of Your Peace Series

    Contributed by Rich Anderson on Feb 13, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 9,475 views

    Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God. Saint Francis was a man of God and a man of peace. His life is a wonderful example for us all.

    “Lord, use me as an instrument of your peace; Where there is hatred, let me sow your love; Where there is injury pardon; Where there is doubt keep strong my faith; When in my life I face despair O Lord, my faith but comes from hope, in sadness there is joy found in You” This ...read more

  • Martyr Missionaries Of Brazil

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jul 7, 2018
     | 1,574 views

    Inacio and his companions continue their witness, but now to hundreds of scuba divers.

    Thursday of the 14th Week in Course 2018 Reformation/Revolution “No gold, nor silver, nor copper in your belts, no bag for your journey, nor two tunics, nor sandals, nor a staff.” It sounds like a scene from the luggage carrel at an airport I flew into a couple of decades ago. But it’s the ...read more

  • "The Hinge Of History"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Mar 26, 2005
    based on 45 ratings
     | 2,646 views

    An Easter Sermon.

    John 20:1-18 “The Hinge of History” By: Kenneth E. Sauer, Pastor of Parkview United Methodist Church, Newport News, VA www.parkview-umc.org A few years after the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, there were several thousand Christians living under Nero in the Roman Empire. And it is ...read more

  • "No More Tears"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Apr 20, 2003
    based on 35 ratings
     | 3,590 views

    An Easter sermon.

    John 20:1-18 “No More Tears” By: Rev. Kenneth Sauer, Pastor of Parkview United Methodist Church, Newport News, VA It was Christ’s resurrection that made the Christian Church… …that transformed a huddle of dispirited and frightened people into that valiant band who were willing to dare ...read more

  • Pray For Us Preachers Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jul 3, 2016
     | 2,823 views

    The homily is the touchstone for judging a pastor’s closeness and ability to communicate to his people.

    Thursday of 13th Week in Course Today Jesus’s words are about preaching and service. They are directed to us, to the clergy leaders of the Church, primarily, but really to all Christians. Saint Francis lived out this vocation–he took with him on his journeys almost nothing. He ...read more

  • Stewards Of Children And Creation Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jan 16, 2016
     | 1,790 views

    The Church cannot be expected to change position on the evil of murder.

    Thursday of Second Week in Course 2016 Joy of the Gospel The readings today remind me of the cynical epigram: No good deed goes unpunished. David was the champion of Israel, defeating the Philistines time after time. Still, king Saul, who was probably suffering from a long-lasting clinical ...read more

  • Herod Wants To Kill You Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Oct 24, 2015
     | 3,347 views

    Part of our mission to the world is to defend the social teachings of the Church.

    Thursday of 30th week in course 2015 Joy of the Gospel “Herod wants to kill you.” “ISIS wants to kill you.” “Planned Parenthood wants to destroy you.” Jesus and His followers have heard these refrains almost continually since Christ first began to proclaim ...read more

  • Mission And Suffering Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jun 29, 2014
     | 1,845 views

    We must not marvel that we suffer pain and persecution when we carry the message of Christ to our culture.

    Thursday of the 14th Week in Course Lumen Fidei Pop singers and bands engage in a ritual–they all do. There’s a warmup act, usually a second or third rate band. It’s their Introit and Gloria, except the praise is of the human act to follow. There’s audience ...read more

  • Preparing For The Coming Of Christ Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Nov 5, 2016
     | 3,094 views

    An authentic faith – which is never comfortable or completely personal – always involves a deep desire to change the world

    Thursday of the 31st Week in Course 2016 Joy of the Gospel We stand now very close to the conclusion of our liturgical year, our holy year of grace and mercy that concludes on the Feast of Christ the King. I’m doubly blessed because I get to celebrate Christ the King Sunday twice. In the ...read more

  • Let Us Go, Let Us Go To Heaven Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jun 1, 2019
     | 1,277 views

    The Church continues the mission of Jesus Christ as one Body and is able to do so because of the prayer of that same Christ.

    Tuesday of the 7th Week in Easter 2019 Sometimes it helps us to understand that the Roman world in the first century did not speak Latin all over, or write in Latin all over the place. Most of the writing was done in Greek. And the Bible that they used was the Old Testament, because the New ...read more

  • Love Is Holy

    Contributed by John Singarayar on Oct 19, 2020
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,590 views

    Saints were not born because of prayer life, fasting, following the rule and regulation of the Church and the society where he/she lived.

    Love is Holy Matthew 5:1-12, 1 John 3:1-3, Revelation 7:2-4, Revelation 7:9-14. Reflection Dear sisters and brothers, Saints were not born because of prayer life, fasting, following the rule and regulation of the Church and the society where he/she lived. They were not so rich or ...read more

  • The Encounter With Christ Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Sep 15, 2019
     | 861 views

    For the mystic Francis, "there is nothing but God."

    St. Francis of Assisi, Stigmatic 2019 It was the encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ that gave us the miracle that was Saint Francis of Assisi. That personal relationship with Christ turned a hedonist into an ascetic, a wastrel into Il Poverello, a sinner into a saint. And, that, we must believe, ...read more

  • Intercession For Atlethes Series

    Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 6, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,797 views

    God wants to be sought in every part of your life. If you are a football fan, then this short message, testimonial and prayer guide is your tool to enjoying the Lord's power and guidience as you intercede for your favorite football team.

    Title: Intercession for God’s Athletes Theme: Praying for Your Local Football Team Series: Living in the Aroma of Prayer Introduction: Several years ago the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ led me to put together prayer guides for the local church service, the United States of America, and ...read more