Sermons on Exodus (Page 2)
Celebrating Grandparent’s Sunday, Father Marc looks at the Commandment to honor our parents and our grandparents. He stated, “A society that loves and recognizes God first, families that honor parents and grandparents and care for them, marriages which remain faithful sanctified makes for a stable, blessed and integral society. Grandparents have a special role in both society and in families. These roles include, loving their grandchildren and children, passing on the traditions of faith and family, living as a Godly…
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 Church.
Sometimes as we read the Old Testament we are shocked by the sin and idolatry of God’s chosen people. The very same Israelites that walked through the Red Sea worshiped a golden calf in the desert. Christians today, however, also struggle to fully commit themselves to their faith. A lack of commitment often leads to idolatry, apathy, and eventually unbelief. Thankfully, God offers us the opportunity to recommit and grow in our faith.
Fr. Marc begins a new series by teaching us the importance of consecration. From Israel’s days of wandering in the desert and entering the Promised Land to the apostles waiting in Jerusalem for the gift of the Holy Spirit, consecration is a theme that runs throughout the Scriptures and remains a central part of the believer’s life today.
Whether we like it or not, life is full of tests. In Exodus, we see how Moses leads God’s people through their testing in the desert. Fr. Marc highlights this story as he challenges us to trust God through our own trials and tests.
Throughout the Old and New Testament, we see encounters with God taking place on mountains. Fr. Marc reminds us of several of these Biblical encounters and challenges us to encounter God ourselves–not by visiting mountaintops, but through a life of prayer.
It’s nearly impossible to get a toddler to eat their vegetables once they’ve had a bite of cake. Fr. Marc talks about our ‘spiritual diet’ and the importance of eating spiritual food that will keep us healthy instead of trying to live off desserts.
In the final part of the series on stewardship, Fr. Marc brings us a timely message on thankfulness. Examining the three festivals in Exodus 23:14-19, he shows us the importance of remembering God in times of blessing and always giving Him our best.
Maundy Thursday commemorates Jesus washing the disciples’ feet as well as the Passover supper. In his sermon, Fr. Marc takes a look at Jesus’ amazing humility and servant’s heart. He then challenges us to imitate Christ by serving one another.