Will you come?

Sermon 22 Jul 2018

Will you come? by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  God warns shepherds who abuse their  flocks that they will be punished, but promises to establish new shepherds under our Saviour.  The Good Shepherd interrupts His plans to minister to His sheep.  Are we willing to interrupt our plans when He calls us?  He is calling; He has laid out His banquet; we are invited.  Will we come?

Lectionary: Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 89:20-37; Ephesians 2:13-22; Mark 6:30-34

Referenced Scriptures: Matthew 22:1-10

Recording – Sermon:  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvYHlhfoSlmRnG5aT6PPCEYDBJo_

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To be something you have never been

Sermon 15 Jul 2018

To be something you have never been by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  In Amos’ day, God was looking for men and women whose lives matched the plumb line He had set.  Jesus showed what happens when He finds them.  By the power of the Holy Spirit, “suddenly we are no longer what we were; suddenly we are something we never used to be” – St. Gregory the Great, Forty Gospel Homilies, 30.

Lectionary: Amos 7:7-15; Psalm 85:1-13; Ephesians 1:7-14; Mark 6:7-13

Referenced Scriptures:

Recording – Sermon:  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvYHlhfoSlmRnG0Fw-K84Jwaqf2V

Once upon a time

Sermon 01 Jul 2018

Once upon a time by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  Are you so busy living the life you have received as a gift from God, that you have no time or energy to spend with the One who gave you that gift? To receive wisdom and counsel from the Holy Spirit, revelation as to what your life is for, and guidance in how to most effectively use what you have been given?  Where your time is spent, there your heart will be also.

Lectionary: Lamentations 3:22-33; Psalm 30; 2 Corinthians 8:1-15; Mark 5:25-34

Referenced Scriptures:  Matthew 6:19-21

Recording – Sermon:  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvYHlhfoSlmRnGUp8LKjB_B2W5VN

Are you hungry?

Sermon 24 Jun 2018  (ICCEC Foundation Day)

Are you hungry? by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  Ezekiel’s prophesying did not make the dry bones live, God did.  We have been dry bones.  Will we listen?  Will we respond?  Jesus didn’t do many works in His hometown because of their unbelief.  What about us – is Jesus the problem, or are we?

Lectionary: Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 19:1-14; 2 Corinthians 5:14-21; Mark 16:15-20

Referenced Scriptures:  Matthew 13:1-58; Matthew 5:6; Matthew 23:37

Recording – Exhortation during worship:  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvYHlhfoSlmRnGFyYrmdn9nrEUE-

Recording – Sermon:  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvYHlhfoSlmRnGI_8r20T4H4GAdE

Marriage is not easy

Sermon 23 Jun 2018  (celebrating Robbie & Marivic England’s 3 years of marriage)

Marriage is not easy by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  Nothing in creation but a woman could be a suitable helpmate for man.  No two people are the same.  Marriage is God’s fusion of two people into one.

Lectionary: Genesis 2:7-9, 18-24; Psalm 128; 1 Corinthians 12:4-12; Matthew 19:1-6

Recording – Sermon:  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvYHlhfoSlmRnGBhrB7ieX7jaQlc

To be a father …

Sermon 17 Jun 2018

To be a father … by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  To be a father, you must first be a husband.  You must be a shepherd to your flock (your family).  You must lay down your life for your sheep.

Lectionary: Ezekiel 17:22-24; Psalm 92; 2 Corinthians 5:1-10; Mark 4:26-34  (sermon not from lectionary)

Referenced Scriptures:  Matthew 19:4-6; 1 Corinthians 7:8-9; Ephesians 5:25-27; John 15:12-14; Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

Recording – Sermon:  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvYHlhfoSlmRnF-PdyF3zuJfSogJ

Ordinary time

Sermon 10 Jun 2018

Ordinary time by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  Satan was humiliated by God because of mankind.  He hates us, and he comes to us in the unchanging sameness of “ordinary time” to convince us nothing is happening.  God comes to us as well, opening new doors of faith and ministry, but we must choose to walk through the doorway and then actually get up and do it!

Lectionary: Genesis 3:8-15; Psalm 130:1-8; 2 Corinthians 4:13-18; Mark 3:20-30

Referenced Scriptures:  Hebrews 11:6; Revelation 3:20-21

Recording – Sermon:  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvYHlhfoSlmRnF6V4uG90UbT2TZD

Strengthening the Body of Christ

Sermon 03 Jun 2018  (Corpus Christi)

Strengthening the Body of Christ by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  We are part of the living, breathing, growing Body of Christ on earth.  With greater importance comes greater responsibility.  When Jesus calls, we must respond not only with our lips but with our actions and our priorities.  Before appointing comes anointing; before anointing comes commitment; and commitment comes from a heart full of gratitude to God for all He has done for us and in us.

Lectionary: Exodus 25:21-30; Psalm 111; 1 Corinthians 11:23-30; John 6:54-63

Referenced Scriptures:  Ephesians 4:11-13a; Matthew 4:18-22; Luke 9:59-60; Matthew 26:35

Recording – Exhortation during worship:  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvYHlhfoSlmRnF0M5n74HfiY_fF9

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

The Holy Trinity and you

Sermon 27 May 2018  (Trinity Sunday)

The Holy Trinity and you by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  An explanation of the Athanasian Creed.  The Trinity in creation.  This unfathomable God gives us a role, and equips us for it.  He asks our best in return.

Lectionary: Isaiah 6:1-5; Psalm 78:1-8; Romans 8:12-17; John 3:7-16  (sermon not from lectionary)

Referenced Scriptures:  Job 38:1-11; Job 42:1-5; Malachi 3:10

Recording – Sermon:  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvYHlhfoSlmRnFiZxgROGg6KwLEU

Are you baptized in the Holy Spirit?

Sermon 20 May 2018  (Pentecost)

Are you baptized in the Holy Spirit? by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  Jesus gave the disciples His authority to accomplish their mission, then asked the Father to send the Holy Spirit who would give them power to accomplish it.  You may be given a vision, but you cannot achieve it in your own strength.  Are you baptized in the Holy Spirit?

Lectionary: Acts 2:1-7, 12-21; Psalm 104:24-35; 1 Corinthians 12:3-13; John 16:1-15

Referenced Scriptures:  Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:4-5; Ephesians 6:10-20

Recording – Sermon:  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvYHlhfoSlmRnFfKMION9ZwjVc_3