ALL things work together for good

Sermon 13 Jan 2019

ALL things work together for good by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”  This Scripture does not mean they will seem good at the time, or that they will seem good to you personally.  God sometimes asks us to do the seemingly unnecessary; do it anyway.  Push the rock.

Lectionary: Isaiah 42:1-7; Psalm 29:1-11; Acts 10:34-38; Luke 3:15-16, 21-22

Referenced Scriptures: Romans 8:26-28; 1 Corinthians 2:16-3:3; Matthew 3:15-17

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

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Arise!

Sermon 06 Jan 2019

Arise! by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  Isaiah 60:1-6 is a prophecy to Israel, but it is also a spiritual prophecy to anyone who belongs to Jesus Christ.  The light of Christ has shone on each of us, but has it made a difference in us?  If not, or if the difference has grown old and stale … Jesus is still waiting, still calling, still seeking.  Let the light in, so that it may shine out through you..

Lectionary: Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-17; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12

Referenced Scriptures: 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Luke 14:16-24; John 15:1-16

Recording – Sermon:  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvYHlhfoSlmRnSaJ8yFAg8V934F5

The Lord has done it!

Sermon 30 Dec 2018

The Lord has done it! by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  We gather together to give to God and others, and to receive from God and others, that we may hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering.  We were placed under the guardianship of the Law, but it was never meant to be permanent.  We have become heirs, but we don’t become a mature child of God until we allow His Holy Spirit to make our decisions for us according to His principles.  At that point we begin to take possession of our promised inheritance.

Lectionary: Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Psalm 148; Galatians 4:1-7; Luke 2:22-40

Referenced Scriptures: Matthew 22:36-40; Hebrews 10:19-25; Matthew 3:14-15; Matthew 25:23; Matthew 19:5; Ephesians 5:31-32

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

Christ, our Saviour, is born!

Sermon 24 Dec 2018

Christ, our Saviour, is born! by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  God saw our need from the very beginning, and He provided.

Lectionary: Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96:1-13; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-14  (sermon not from lectionary)

Referenced Scriptures: Isaiah 59:2-20

Recording – Sermon:  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvYHlhfoSlmRnSO0F1RtOSwkatfT

You are loved with an everlasting love

Sermon 23 Dec 2018

You are loved with an everlasting love by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  God loves you – personally – more than you can imagine.  His love never fails.  Satan destroys relationships by lying about that fact.  Christmas is all about restoring relationships.

Lectionary: Micah 5:1-5a; Psalm 80:1-7; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-55

Referenced Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 13:8; Romans 8:38-39; John 13:34-35; John 11:1-37; Matthew 22:37-39; Matthew 24:12

Recording – Sermon:  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvYHlhfoSlmRnSQ9pt1S91rQtd7d

Rejoice?

Sermon 16 Dec 2018

Rejoice? by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  Advent is a little lent, a time to examine ourselves and evaluate our walk with the Lord.  It is also a time to rejoice.  How can these two seemingly opposing sentiments be compatible?

Lectionary: Zephaniah 3:14-20; Psalm 85:1-13; Philippians 4:4-9; Luke 3:7-18

Referenced Scriptures: Luke 22:31-32

Recording – Sermon:  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvYHlhfoSlmRnSIqEJg-lNoEt10D

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

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