"discipleship" Tagged Sermons

"discipleship" Tagged Sermons

God’s New Creation Resolution

People make New Year’s resolutions all the time. They want to lose weight, make more money, get a new job, a new relationship, improve their old relationship or make some new change in their life. Sometimes growing closer to God is in the list. But for most people God is not included in the list. In the parable of the Rich Fool, Jesus told a story of a man who made plans that did not include God. These plans had…

The Baby Crib Jesus

It’s easy for folks to accept the Baby Jesus. Everyone likes the baby in the crib. He’s cute, the manger scene is very soft and gentle, poetic in nature. Animals, mother and Joseph, the shepherd, wise men. It’s a beautiful and serene picture. The problem with many folks is that even though the baby Jesus grew up they have not in their understanding of Jesus. In essence, they keep the baby in the crib. The baby Jesus is non-threatening, the…

Living Life with Purpose

Have you ever noticed that people who live their life with a strong sense of purpose attract us? We look up to those kind of people. They are separated from the pack, being led in this life by something bigger than themselves or the common horde. These people also are attacked by others for various reasons. John the Baptist and Jesus were these kind of people. In this sermon, F Marc explores living life with purpose. Looking at John the…

That You May Know Christ the King

Christ the King Sunday is the church’s time to honor our Savior as both Savior and King. Jesus rules and reigns over the Kingdom of God and one day will return to consummate the final destination for the people of God. In Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 1, the Apostle is praying for the believers in Ephesus. The essence of his prayer is not for worldly things but for heavenly gifts. The Apostle prayed for wisdom and revelation. From these two…

Are You Prepared for the Bridegroom?

The Christian life is a life that is ready, always prepared, always watching and always responsible. In this message, Father Marc preaches from the story of the Ten Virgins about being prepared to meet our Lord when he should come again to claim his church. Spiritual preparedness is the mark of the mature believer in Christ. Always ready to meet the Lord. We are all responsible for our own spiritual readiness and last minute “cramming” will not not work in…

The Landowner

In this first part of his series on Stewardship, Father Marc teaches us that God is the owner of all things both in heaven and on the earth. We are stewards over what he has entrusted to us. We should not be like the unfaithful stewards in Jesus story of the landowner. But when God asks of us the “harvest” we should be ready and willing to give to him what already belongs to him. God planted the vineyard expecting…

Ultimate Authority

In this Sermon, Father Dobson examines the issue of authority in light of current social trends against authority. In Acts 4, we learned that in certain instances, God’s ultimate authority overrides humanly instituted authority in matters of the gospel. In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus demonstrates this principle during a confrontation in the temple courts with the religious leaders of his day. Jesus’ own authority came not from men but from His Father above. In the parable of the two sons, it…

Rev. Virginia Holleman – Parable of the Sower

In her sermon on the parable of the sower, Rev. Holleman begins by describing her family garden when she was a child in Connecticut. She uses that image to help us think through the things that can keep us from bearing the fruit of the Spirit in our walk with Christ.

The Holy Spirit in You

On Pentecost Sunday,  Fr. Marc describes the coming of the Holy Spirit from the 2nd chapter of Acts. Drawing from this and other passages of Scripture, he teaches us about the Spirit’s life-changing work in the heart of the believer.