Sermons from November 2017

Sermons from November 2017

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…

You Cannot “Out-Give” God

Stewardship is the call of the Christian life. We are stewards over what God has entrusted to us and being the “owner of the cattle on a thousand hills,” we simply cannot out-give the generosity of God. In 2 Corinthians chapter 9, the Apostle Paul is bragging on the generosity of the believers in Corinth. They have risen to the occasion of helping out the struggling church in Jerusalem and have pledged a very generous gift. In this passage, we…

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 Divine Call to Servant Leadership

In this sermon, Father Marc explores the Divine Call to servant leadership. Jesus, being the ultimate example of what a servant leader is and what a servant leader is not.  A servant leader is not apathetic, unproductive, self-serving, and unaware of destructive people and forces. In Matthew 23, Jesus told his followers they were not be called “Rabbi,” “Father,” and “Teacher.” Each of these titles carried with it a certain understanding to the people of Jesus’ day. Rabbi’s were Israel’s…