Sermons from May 2016

Sermons from May 2016

Medieval Painting by Giotto: Renunciation of Worldly Goods

God the Father Almighty

“When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard because of their many words.Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. “Pray then in this way: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts,…
Seedlings emerging from soil

I Believe

Immediately the father of the child cried out, “I believe; help my unbelief!” Mark 9:24 I don’t know if a seed knows why it sends its roots into the earth for nourishment… that’s just what seeds do. These days are part of planting season for us, in more ways than one. We, as humans, created from the dust of the earth, consciously or unconsciously seek to sink our souls into sustenance for life. Where we choose to send our roots…
Contemporary image of Jesus Ascending

Confirmed

In the first book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus did and taught from the beginning until the day when he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. After his suffering he presented himself alive to them by many convincing proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God. While staying with them, he ordered them not to leave Jerusalem, but to…