Sermons from October 2015

Sermons from October 2015

God’s Economy: Serve and Give

Fr. Marc looks at the story of the sons of Zebedee in Mark’s gospel to illustrate an important truth: humility and service to others is the only pathway to greatness in the kingdom of God.

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).

Are You A “Go-Giver”?

We are all taught to be “go-getters” in this world. Go-getters are motivated, committed, and hard-working. They are a success, but God challenges us to be more. Fr. Marc encourages us to become “go-givers” instead.  In the parable of the rich young ruler, Jesus asks the young man to give all he has to the poor. It was a very difficult conversation, and we need to ask ourselves many of the same hard questions.  Instead of being self-reliant, a go-giver…

God the Giver – His First Act in Creation

After admitting his earlier dislike of any sermons about giving, Fr. Marc looks at God’s example of entrusting the created world to humankind in Genesis. He continues with other scriptures that help us understand how we can imitate God’s example through generosity and faithful stewardship. Following the sermon, one of the vestry members shares a powerful testimony about how God has worked in his life through Good Shepherd and how he desires to see others experience that same transforming love…