Sermons on Psalms
Why aren’t people attending church today as regularly as they have in the past? When polled, a majority of Americans call themselves Christians yet church attendance statistics do not show their commitment. According to Church Leader Website, less than 20% of Americans attend church weekly but when polled 40% say they do. Their is a difference in what we perceive to be faithful Christianity and what is actually being practiced. How would an alien visitor describe a practicing Christian from…
In this sermon, Father Marc takes us to Psalm 26:1-8 to uncover the psalmist’s definition of living a life of integrity. He then ties in a New Testament teaching of Paul from Romans 12:9-12 that adds several other keys to integrity for the Christian. To live with integrity before God one has to know these seven Keys: Trusting Faithful Avoidance of Evil Thankful Worshipping Genuine Caring
“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 part of His Body, the Church.
From the beginning of Creation, God has created a divine order for the universe and everything within it. Fr. Marc encourages us to live with wisdom, which aligns our lives with God’s order and plan for us. This will ultimately lead us to the Cross, which is “foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”
Canon Heard visits Good Shepherd and helps us explore Psalm 23, drawing both from Scripture and her own life story.
Luke’s Gospel describes how Jesus wept over Jerusalem because of their stubbornness and unwillingness to listen. In this lesson, Fr. Marc reminds us that God has not changed and that Jesus weeps over us as well. Are we listening?
Drawing inspiration from the Psalms and the calling of Jeremiah, Fr. Marc revisits the core vision of Good Shepherd Church: to know, follow and serve Jesus. He also ties that vision to our calling to bring other people into the same pattern of discipleship and growth in their walk with Christ.
We have a job to do! Fr. Marc reminds us that we are called to proclaim the Gospel, to sow the seeds of God’s Word, and to be a part of bringing in the harvest of lives transformed by God’s grace.