Hope

Sermon 27 November 2022 (Advent 1)

Hope by Dcn. Joshua Bautista, Paris, France

Simple Summary:  Be on the alert! This is not a threat, but a warning from Jesus. He loves us. It is a call to sanctify ourselves, to clothe ourselves with Christ Himself: the Armour of Light. The night is ending, and the day is constantly drawing near: Hope is coming. No time to waste slumbering in the darkness.

Lectionary: Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122; Romans 13:8-14; Matthew 24:37-44

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Ambassadors of the King

Sermon 20 November 2022 (Christ the King)

Ambassadors of the King by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  We use many relationship terms when we talk about Jesus Christ: our Friend, our Messiah, our Propitiation, our Ransom, our Redeemer, our Savior, our Shepherd … but how often do we think of Him as our King? More importantly, how often do we live like He is our King? Perhaps the most comprehensive word to describe our Lord Jesus Christ is our Reconciler, because it is not only about what He has done for us. It’s about why He did it, and what it means for our life in Him.

Lectionary: Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 46; Colossians 1:13-20; Luke 23:33-43

Referenced Scriptures: Colossians 1:21-23; 2 Corinthians 5:14-21

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Guard the good deposit to the end

Sermon 06 November 2022 (Proper 27)

Guard the good deposit to the end by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  Job was faithful and conscientious. His friends were proud and self-righteous. Job was humble, but he knew he was right. He had a faithful heart and kept holding on to faith in God even as he questioned the fairness of life. Job held fast … and Paul tells the Thessalonians, “Hold fast”. So what is it we are to hold fast to?

Lectionary: Job 19:13-27; Psalm 17; 2 Thessalonians 2:13-3:5; Luke 20:27-38

Referenced Scriptures: Job 1:1-5; Job 1:8; Job 2:9-10; James 4:6; Luke 18:14; Proverbs 7:3; 1 Timothy 6:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13-14

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Zacchaeus had two keys….

Sermon 30 October 2022 (Proper 26)

Zacchaeus had two keys…. by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  “Zacchaeus was a wee little man….” Well, maybe not wee, but he was short. He wanted to see who Jesus was, so he chose to go early and reserve a spot where he could see. Of all the multitudes Jesus saw that day He chose to honor Zacchaeus with His presence. But why Zacchaeus? What made him so special? It was because Zacchaeus had two keys…..

Lectionary: Isaiah 1:10-17; Psalm 119:137-144; 2 Thessalonians 2:9-13; Luke 19:1-10

Referenced Scriptures: 1 John 4:8; Genesis 1:26; 1 Peter 1:20; Jeremiah 1:5; Romans 8:27-30; Galatians 3:5-7

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True repentance

Sermon 23 October 2022 (Proper 25)

True repentance by Dcn. Joshua Bautista, Paris, France

Simple Summary:  It’s all about attitude. Humble yourself and obtain grace, or point your finger at others and get nothing.

Lectionary: Jeremiah 14:17-22; Psalm 84:1-12; 2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18; Luke 18:9-14

Recording – Sermon:  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvYHlhfoSlmRsWtxBBfwq-sSFThz?e=idV2Hy

Jesus as He is, or as you want Him to be?

Sermon 16 October 2022 (Proper 24)

Jesus as He is, or as you want Him to be? by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  God offered of Himself to Jacob, and Jacob held on to Him even when it became difficult for him. Paul instructs Timothy to hold on to the truth, to preach it and teach it whether people receive it or not. We, too, are responsible for learning the truth as Jesus delivered it, and avoid teachers who tell us what our itching ears want to hear. As we are faithful in both learning and teaching the truth, we prepare the way for the Son of Man, when He returns, to find faith on the earth.

Lectionary: Genesis 32:22-31; Psalm 121:1-8; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5; Luke 18:1-8

Referenced Scriptures: Psalm 119:33-40; 2 Peter 1:19-21; 1 Corinthians 3:11-15; Matthew 24:24; 1 Corinthians 10:6-12; Matthew 5:3; Matthew 19:23

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No Questions Asked

Sermon 09 October 2022 (Proper 23)

No Questions Asked by Dcn. Joshua Bautista, Paris, France

Simple Summary:  There are times when God points rain in our direction, and other times when God points us in the direction of the bath. We need to be sensitive to our Guide, the Holy Spirit: He knows when it’s time to “Be still” and when it’s time to “Go”.

Lectionary: 2 Kings 5:8-15; Psalm 111; 2 Timothy 2:8-15; Luke 17:11-19

Recording – Sermon:  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvYHlhfoSlmRsQHMIwKZ3cLUiuFn?e=cJolgi

It’s not about you … or me

Sermon 02 October 2022 (Proper 22)

It’s not about you … or me by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it.” We love to quote these verses, and rightly so. God’s prophetic Word, God’s vision, will come true. Write it down so you don’t forget it; write it down so it may be communicated accurately to all His people. The question is: whose revelation did you write down? Whose revelation are you running with? Is it His … or is it yours?

Lectionary: Habakkuk 1:12-2:4; Psalm 37:1-18; 2 Timothy 1:1-10; Luke 17:5-10

Referenced Scriptures: Psalm 75:6-7; Matthew 5:5; Luke 17:3-4; Hebrews 11:6; Romans 8:28

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A babe, or a royal priesthood?

Sermon 25 September 2022 (Anniversary of Bp. Elmer Belmonte’s consecration)

A babe, or a royal priesthood? by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  Do you yearn to be in the presence of the Lord? Not for Him to be in you, but for you to be in His presence, in the place where He “dwells”? We too often want Him to come and live with us, but He desires for us to live with Him, to come into His kingdom. Have we matured enough to give ourselves to Him … or are we still hanging on to who we’ve been?

Lectionary: Genesis 28:10-17; Psalm 84; 1 Peter 2:1-5, 9-10; Matthew 21:12-16

Referenced Scriptures: Matthew 6:25-26; John 15:5-7; Joshua 5:13-15; John 15:18-20; 1 Peter 1:23; John 3:3; 1 Corinthians 3:1-3; Galatians 5:22-24; Ephesians 2:19-22; Hebrews 5:12-14

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