5 Ways to Love Others Through Self-Discipline

5 Ways to Love Others Through Self-Discipline December 5, 2016 Year A 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 It takes self-discipline in order to grow. If I want to have a healthy body, I need to stay in shape by getting exercise and eating properly. If I want to have a healthy loving relationship with others, I need [Read More…]

Revelation 17:7-18 The Fall of the Antichrist and Great Babylon

Revelation 17:7-18 The Fall of the Antichrist and Great Babylon It is striking to see how many evil men ended life impaled on their own sword. Undoubtedly, one of the most stark examples is Adolf Hitler. The man who had proclaimed war against the world ended his days in a bunker, with the world closing [Read More…]

7 Ways to Build HARMONY in the Church

  As a pastor, I love the season of Advent. This time before Christmas is an excellent time to concentrate on Christ. At the same time, this season is very stressful for people in the church. Sometimes, it becomes real hard to develop harmony in the church during the Advent season. Romans 15:1-13 lists 7 [Read More…]

Looking Forward to the Return of Santa and Jesus

November 30, 2016 Year A If you are a kid, right about now, you are looking forward to Santa coming to give you a visit. Without fail, Santa comes every year to give gifts. As a kid, you look forward to it. You anticipate it. You watch the signs to see when the time of Santa’s [Read More…]

The Divine Dance by Richard Rohr and Michael Morrell

The Divine Dance by Richard Rohr and Michael Morrell The Divine Dance by Richard Rohr and Michael Morrell, is a book about letting the Trinitarian relationship of God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit to help transform your life. Rohr and Morrell make a great effort at establishing that this mysterious idea [Read More…]

Divine Cleanup

November 25, 2016 Year A The hardest job after the Thanksgiving meal is to clean up after the big meal. After the people have gone home, one is left to take the time and clean up the mess. One washes the dishes, cleans the floors, and disinfects the room. Just as I may clean up [Read More…]

5 Ways God Loves Me With a Forever Love

5 Ways God Loves Me With a Forever Love November 23, 2016 Year C 1. God identifies with me. ““At that time”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they will be My people.”” (Jeremiah 31:1, HCSB) God says “at that time,” which as Christians, we know [Read More…]

Psalm 138:1-8 How to Have a Thankful Heart

Psalm 138:1-8 How to Have a Thankful Heart Let’s begin with a question: What are you thankful to God for? Send that answer to the phone number on the screen. I will share some of these answers during the sermon. Dr. Michael Guido, author of “Seeds From the Sower,” in his sermon on Psalm 138, [Read More…]

God’s Love Is The Reason to Praise God

God’s Love Is The Reason to Praise God November 21, 2016 Year C Psalm 117:1-2 God’s love is the reason to praise God. All other reasons to praise God derive their meaning from God’s love. There are all kinds of other reasons to praise God. For example, God created me. He saved me. God helps [Read More…]

Revelation 17:1-6 The Immoral Woman

Revelation 17:1-6 The Immoral Woman Beginning in Revelation 17, John describes the Lamb’s step-by-step victory over “the beast” and his kingdom. In Revelation 17, the religious system is judged; in Revelation 18, the political and economic system fall victim. Finally, the Lord Himself returns to earth; judges Satan, “the beast,” and the false prophet (Revelation [Read More…]