Sermons from September 2016
During a dedication service, Fr. Marc describes the historical disagreement in the church between infant baptism and dedicating infants to the Lord, pointing out that both seem to have Scriptural precedents. He moves on to the central fact that no matter what our views on the issue, we are all called to model discipleship for our children and to help guide them towards a relationship with God.
Wrapping up a series on the three C’s of Christian living, Fr. Marc encourages us to be courageous in our faith. He reminds us that “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but a Spirit of power, love and a sound mind.”
Sometimes as we read the Old Testament we are shocked by the sin and idolatry of God’s chosen people. The very same Israelites that walked through the Red Sea worshiped a golden calf in the desert. Christians today, however, also struggle to fully commit themselves to their faith. A lack of commitment often leads to idolatry, apathy, and eventually unbelief. Thankfully, God offers us the opportunity to recommit and grow in our faith.
Fr. Marc begins a new series by teaching us the importance of consecration. From Israel’s days of wandering in the desert and entering the Promised Land to the apostles waiting in Jerusalem for the gift of the Holy Spirit, consecration is a theme that runs throughout the Scriptures and remains a central part of the believer’s life today.