Fr. Marc shares encouraging testimonies from an afternoon with Revive Texas. He reminds us that the people around us are in desperate need of God’s love, a love that we can share with them if we tell them about Jesus.
We often look at the story of the Prodigal Son from the perspective of the returning prodigal. The story, however, does not end there. The elder brother has a lesson to learn as well. Fr. Marc encourages us to reflect on the motivation behind the elder brother’s anger and examine our own attitude and relationship…
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?
Today’s message begins with an encouraging testimony from a young man named Raj who works in an orphanage in the Andaman Islands, a group of islands southeast India. Fr. Marc then challenges us from Scripture to consider our ‘spiritual itinerary’, where we are going in our relationship with God and in eternity.
Drawing from the story of Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan River, Fr. Marc discusses the three baptisms in the Christian life: birth, the baptism of water for repentance, and the baptism of the Holy Spirit that empowers us to live out our faith in Christ.
Drawing from Psalm 90 and Matthew, Fr. Marc counsels us to make the most of the time that God has given us. He also discusses the concept of the ‘day of the Lord’ in Zephaniah and 1 Thessalonians and urges us to live each day for God’s glory.
Drawing from the story of Peter along with other Scriptures and real-life stories, Fr. Marc encourages us to view failure as an opportunity to turn to God and follow His plan for our life. He also reminds us that only God–and not our failures–can determine 0ur destiny.
Looking at the story of Ananias and Sapphira in Acts 5, Fr. Marc warns about the dangers of trying to put God in a box instead of making Him the center of our lives. He also encourages us to bring God out of the box by growing in our faith and love for Him.
What do you do when you have failed one of the tests of life? Fr. Marc shares some insight and encouragement from the Scriptures to help us through the difficulties we all face.