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  • Prepare To Share Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Aug 6, 2016
     | 2,088 views

    "To interpret a biblical text, we need to be patient, to put aside all other concerns, and to give it our time, interest and undivided attention."

  • The Challenge

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jul 20, 2001
    based on 47 ratings
     | 2,516 views

    St. Francis of Assisi once said”Preach the Gospel to all the world – and if necessary use words.”

    St. Francis of Assisi once said ”Preach the Gospel to all the world – and if necessary use words.” The way we live is vital if we want to be effective for the Kingdom. Indeed we need to excel in all three of the relationships of John 15 if we want to be true servants of the Lord. These are ...read more

  • Armour For An Ambassador In Chains

    Contributed by Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on Aug 22, 2015
     | 1,804 views

    A new take on The "whole armour of God" with reference to Eddie Izzard's "Cake or death", Francis of Assisi preaching to the Sultan, Jeremy Corbyn and Liz kendell, Martin Luther King and Our Lady's bible learning habits.

    “I am an ambassador in chains” [Eph6:20] writes St Paul “pray for me so that when I speak a message may be given to make known with BOLDNESS the mystery of the Gospel for which I am an ambassador in chains” Probably many of us- possibly most of us know this glorious ...read more

  • Words Are Necessary

    Contributed by Nate Herbst on Jan 8, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,238 views

    We’ve all heard the quote falsely attributed to St. Francis of Assisi, "Preach the gospel at all times. use words if necessary;" words are necessary and this message encourages believers to speak boldly.

    MEN’S RETREAT – NOV 3, 2007 Speaking in the Fight Col.4:6 - Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. 1. Why speaking is a fight: hard to take a stand, etc. a. Speaking is difficult. i. We’re scared to speak! 1. It’s ...read more

  • Treasures In The Sand

    Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Jul 1, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,603 views

    St. Francis of Assisi said, “Love God with all your heart and do as you please.” When we love God passionately, supremely, extremely, completely we can do whatever we feel like doing!

  • Saint Francis For The Twenty-First Century Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Sep 29, 2018
     | 639 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.

    October 4, 2018 St. Francis of Assisi The saint we celebrate today is probably the most famous one of the second Christian millennium, and I suspect also the one we need most to emulate today. Our modern culture is steeped in materialism and consumerism. I can prove that by asking you to ...read more

  • Three Assurances For A Child Of God

    Contributed by Wm. Darryl Scott Sr D.d. on Apr 28, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,984 views

    God provides for us the blessing of His promises for difficult times and difficult situations in our lives. We need only "lean on His Word" and "trust Him,..even when we can’t trace Him".....

    Chapters 40-66 of Isaiah were probably written just before the Persians seized Babylon in 539 BCE and allowed the Israelite leaders from Jerusalem, who had been exiled to Babylon by the Babylonian conquerors, to return home. Isaiah was writing to encourage his exiled countrymen, and so "the year of ...read more

  • Humbly Exalted

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Oct 29, 2005
    based on 12 ratings
     | 1,824 views

    This sermon speaks to the encouragement of Jesus to live a life of humility which in the presence of God raises us above the norm and exalts our name.

    Humbly Exalted – Matthew 23: 1 - 12 Intro: A Texas rancher met up with a Wisconsin dairy farmer. The two men began talking about their land & the dairy farmer told the rancher that he operated his business on 125 acres. The Texas, not to be outdone said, “Yankee, that ain’t nothin. On my ...read more

  • Christian Job Description Series

    Contributed by O. K. Neal on Jan 29, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 8,849 views

    What happens to us when we become a Christian?

    Job Description Matt 28:18-20 Acts 1:8 1 Peter 2:9-10 Every job should come with a job description Without a job description employees have no idea what they are supposed to do If they do not know what they are supposed to do, they will not know when they are finished If they do ...read more

  • Defender Of Religious Liberty Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Sep 15, 2012
     | 1,757 views

    St Robert Bellarmine would be an excellent candidate for the patron of the Church in defense of religious liberty, as we face a determined political system who would destroy us.

    17 September 2012 St. Robert Bellarmine Verbum Domini Today’s saint is one who is not quoted in Verbum Domini by our Holy Father. Perhaps the reason is that Robert Bellarmine, who lived in the sixteenth and seventeenth century, was a controversial theologian in his time. We might say ...read more

  • The Great Commission

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on May 31, 2003
    based on 38 ratings
     | 4,116 views

    The challenge of the Great Commission is this. We need to 1. Know the message and where it has come from; 2. Be committed to following Christ ourselves and 3. Pray for protection from evil that we too will not fall.

    01-06-03 Thornage John 17:6-17 Story: There is an ancient legend about Jesus’ ascension into heaven. In it, Jesus is met by the angel Gabriel who asks him, "Now that your work is finished, what plans have you made to insure that the truth that you brought to ...read more

  • Emmaus - Surprising God

    Contributed by Joseph Neil Adams on Mar 24, 2008
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,044 views

    Do we understand our calling to be Christ to the needy & poor? Francis of Assisi & Mother Theresa are illustartions in this message that links the parable fo teh sheep & goats to the Easter Emmaus story.

    Luke 24:13-35 Matthew 25:31-46 Isaiah 53:1-3 This Emmaus scripture is a strange one isn’t it? Friends walking with not just a close friend but their leader; yet despite knowing him so well they fail to recognise Him. Yet it is not just a case of the risen Christ being so different to the ...read more

  • Malem Mori Quam Tatari

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Sep 1, 2001
    based on 13 ratings
     | 678 views

    “I would rather die than alter my cause” - As Christians we are committed to the cause of Christ.

    Faringdon October 2000 We welcome members of the “Sealed Knot” here this morning commemorating the death of Sir Marmaduke Rawdon, who died during the siege of Faringdon just shortly before the end of the Civil War. 1. Our Cause I was fascinated by Sir Marmaduke Rawdon’s personal ...read more

  • Why Evangelize? (Part 1)

    Contributed by Sterling Franklin on Mar 27, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,543 views

    1. There is no other way but Jesus, 2. We are commanded in Scripture (and by Jesus!) to evangelize (preach the good tidings of hope in Him)

    Over the next few weeks, we will be covering some major (though very basic) reasons to evangelize. Some people may have stronger giftings and desires in the area, but all are called to reach out and preach the message of Jesus: His Life, Death, and Resurrection! Two reasons to start: 1. There ...read more

  • Worship On God's Terms Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Oct 2, 2010
     | 1,346 views

    Cult is part of culture, even materialistic culture; our cult must be conducted as God wishes.

    Feast of St. Francis of Assisi October 4, 2010 Spirit of the Liturgy Series By all testimony, including his own, Francis was a self-willed man. Even when he heard God’s call, we see over and over again his early actions as those of someone who is making his own way. The Francis of the ...read more