Drawing from the story of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness in the Gospel of Matthew, Fr. Marc offers insight into how believers can overcome temptation and patterns of sinful behavior.
Fr. Marc wraps up his series on stumbling blocks by discussing addiction. From television and Internet to substance abuse and pornography, addiction is pervasive in our culture, an enormous stumbling block that can only be overcome by the Cross and the power of the Holy Spirit working in us.
Fr. Marc addresses the issue of doubt and unbelief, offering practical steps to help us return to a place of faith and trust in God.
Did you hear what Fr. Marc said last Sunday? Somebody told me that… In the third part of our series on stumbling blocks, Fr. Marc warns us about the dangers of gossip. While it’s easy to give in to gossiping, we have to remember how much harm it can cause to others and to the…
In the second part of his series on stumbling blocks, Fr. Marc warns us about the dangers of ignoring God’s Word when we live amidst a culture whose truths and values are constantly changing.
Fr. Marc begins a five-part series on stumbling blocks by talking about the dangers of isolation in the believer’s life. The fellowship of other Christians and the constant, steady ministry of the Church is an essential part of our battle against the enemy, who “prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”
The Rev. Virginia Holleman visits Good Shepherd on the first Sunday of Advent. Drawing from an apocalyptic reading in Matthew’s gospel, she helps us to understand the connection between Jesus’s birth, His death and resurrection, and His return in the Second Coming.
“Don’t sing songs to a heavy heart.” Drawing from this line in Proverbs, Fr. Marc shares about a very difficult but critical topic: learning how to mourn with those who are suffering. He reminds us that Jesus shared in our suffering, and we in turn are to share in the suffering of those who are…
As he begins a new series on relationships, Fr. Marc challenges us to celebrate the success and accomplishments of others instead of giving in to jealousy and selfishness. He reminds us that we will be much more joyful when we are able to rejoice with others rather than always focusing on ourselves.
During a dedication service, Fr. Marc describes the historical disagreement in the church between infant baptism and dedicating infants to the Lord, pointing out that both seem to have Scriptural precedents. He moves on to the central fact that no matter what our views on the issue, we are all called to model discipleship for…