"honesty" Tagged Sermons

"honesty" Tagged Sermons

Spiritual Growth: Abraham

Although Abraham is known as the father of faith, he had many weaknesses.  Throughout the story of Abraham’s life we learn that God can work through flawed and broken people. We also see Abraham’s faith growing strong even through some pretty tough situations and mistakes.  Don’t miss learning from Abraham’s life as Fr. Marc continues to teach on spiritual growth!

Mourning With Those Who Mourn: Building Positive Relationships Part 2

“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.

Time to Update Your Spiritual Resume

The apostle Paul had the perfect resume. He had all the bragging rights he needed to be considered a great religious man.  When sharing this with the Philippians, however, he calls it all rubbish.  So what is important? What do we need to update our spiritual resume?

Jesus Weeps For Us

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?

Blind Beggars

Drawing from the story of blind Bartimaeus in Mark’s Gospel, Fr. Marc warns us against the dangers of spiritual pride and reminds us that we all have to rely on the Lord to lead us through life. (Due to a technical glitch, you’ll have to listen to or download this sermon from Google Drive at this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4xp2D8G_IATazdmUzBacGdNeUE/view?usp=sharing).

Why Are We Losing Our Kids?

Fr. Marc takes a look at some difficult statistics showing an exodus of young people from the Church. Working from the 2nd chapter of James, he examines many of the factors that are turning young people away from faith and encourages us to make the spiritual well-being of our youth a priority.

The Character of Christ

Drawing from the baptism of Jesus at the Jordan River, Fr. Marc describes several important aspects of Jesus’ character. He also encourages us to seek out God’s opinion of our character rather than relying on our self-perception.

The Pursuit of Authenticity Part 2

In the second part of the series, Fr. Marc looks at Jude, 1 John and other Scriptures as he compares counterfeit Christianity to genuine faith. He closes with an invitation to authenticity through a personal relationship with Jesus and fellowship with the Church.