To become a mature disciple

Sermon 09 Dec 2018

To become a mature disciple by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  When God teaches us His Word we are formed into living stones.  When we live out His Word we are built into a spiritual house, so we can offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

Lectionary: Malachi 3:1-4; Psalm 12:1-8; Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6

Referenced Scriptures: Acts 6:1-7; 1 Peter 2:4-5

Recording – Sermon:  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvYHlhfoSlmRnSHIZjOGIpJV0ufA

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Nanay is coming

Sermon 02 Dec 2018

Nanay is coming by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary: A parable for Advent (Nanay is Tagalog for “Mom”).

Lectionary: Jeremiah 33:14-16; Psalm 25; 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13; Luke 21:25-36

Referenced Scriptures: Revelation 22:12-17

Recording – Sermon:  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvYHlhfoSlmRnSAXa2B_OZn9OpKf

Therefore brothers and sisters

Sermon 18 Nov 2018

Therefore brothers and sisters by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary: We are adopted brothers and sisters of Christ, not competitors or opponents.  We win by spurring one another on toward love and good deeds, not by elbowing each other out of the way or trampling one another in our striving to be first or best.  We are specifically commanded not to neglect gathering together, so that we do not separate from the flock and walk away once we have known the Truth.

Lectionary: Daniel 12:1-10; Psalm 16:1-11; Hebrews 10:19-25; Mark 13:5-13

Referenced Scriptures: Galatians 4:1-7; Hebrews 10:26-29

Recording – Sermon:  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvYHlhfoSlmRnR1LSQUQYnnnfrAR

Are you one of the many, or the few?

Sermon 11 Nov 2018

Are you one of the many, or the few? by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary: The people of Jesus’ hometown Nazareth, who were Jews (to whom the Messiah was sent), rejected the miraculous provision of God because they thought they knew who Jesus was based on their past experience.  The widow of Zarephath, a Gentile, received the miraculous provision of God because she gave what little she had to Elijah.  Which are you?

Lectionary: 1 Kings 17:8-16; Psalm 71; Hebrews 9:24-28; Mark 12:38-44

Referenced Scriptures: Luke 4:16-26; Matthew 6:33

Recording – Sermon:  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvYHlhfoSlmRnRwNinn20AvXBCAd

Does the world know you?

Sermon 04 Nov 2018

Does the world know you? by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary: We are called to be conformed to the image of Jesus.  When we become like Him, the world will not know us just as they did not know Him.  How well does the world know you?

Lectionary: Revelation 7:9-17; Psalm 24; 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12

Referenced Scriptures: 3 John 1:2; Romans 8:28-29; John 1:10-12; 1 John 2:3-6; Luke 12:42-46, 48b; Luke 12:32-34

Recording – Sermon:  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvYHlhfoSlmRnRtZrV3N9x44LDiN

Who is fighting for whom?

Sermon 28 Oct 2018

Who is fighting for whom? by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary: Jesus fought for you; He rescued you from the power of sin.  But He set you free not only for your good, but so you could fight for Him.

Lectionary: Jeremiah 31:7-9; Psalm 126; Hebrews 7:23-28; Mark 10:46-52

Recording – Sermon:  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvYHlhfoSlmRnRo0gga26_ujpUuD

Who will go with Christ?

Sermon 21 Oct 2018

Who will go with Christ? by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary: God told Moses, “No man shall see Me and live”, yet men and women of all kinds looked intently into Jesus’ face.  When Jesus became incarnate He sacrificed His awesome, intimidating nature to accomplish our redemption.  James and John thought it had all been accomplished, but there was much more sacrifice to come.  The same is true for us.

Lectionary: Isaiah 53:4-12; Psalm 91:9-16; Hebrews 5:1-10; Mark 10:35-45

Referenced Scriptures: Exodus 33:18-23, Isaiah 52:14; Isaiah 53:2

Recording – Sermon:  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvYHlhfoSlmRnRktoBRCPaHfVkKU

Whom shall I send?

Sermon 14 Oct 2018

Whom shall I send? by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary: The groundwork has been laid.  The time for training for doing and for leading has come.  There are three things we must all do to move forward:  acknowledge we are unworthy and unable in our own strength; allow the Lord to burn away all that is not from Him; and answer His call, not just with words but with actions.

Lectionary: Amos 5:6-7, 10-15; Psalm 90:12-17; Hebrews 4:14-16; Mark 10:17-27  (sermon not from lectionary)

Referenced Scriptures: Isaiah 6:1-9, Ephesians 6:12

Recording – Sermon:  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvYHlhfoSlmRnRXdUt6yC1Ogg6ky

What will you choose?

Sermon 07 Oct 2018

What will you choose? by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary: You were not created for this.  You were created for a world without sin or hardship or grief or regret or pain or death.  Why aren’t you there?  Because Adam chose sin.  What will you choose?

Lectionary: Genesis 2:18-24; Psalm 128; Hebrews 2:10-13; Mark 10:2-16

Referenced Scriptures: Genesis 3:8

Recording – Sermon:  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvYHlhfoSlmRnRQW1vyE_0f3ymxN

For such a time as this

Sermon 30 Sep 2018

For such a time as this by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary: What is God showing to us, His people, through the story of Esther?

  • We have an enemy, satan, who seeks our destruction
  • Satan hates us because we are obedient to God
  • Satan uses people of authority against us
  • God will deliver us, but He chooses people to bring it to pass: “if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place”
  • Shall we respond with a three day fast?
  • We must be courageous: “if I perish, I perish”

Who knows whether we have come to this moment in this place in the kingdom of God for such a time as this?

Lectionary: Esther 7:1-10; Psalm 124:1-8; James 4:11-12; Mark 9:38-50

Referenced Scriptures: Esther 4:1-16

Recording – Sermon:  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvYHlhfoSlmRnRNgW9V5KOTP10Ft