Sermon 28 January 2018  (Epiphany 4)

Is your faith worth sharing? by Fr. Dana

  • Speak in God’s name only what He is speaking – Deuteronomy 18
  • The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom – Psalm 111
  • Do what is best for others, not what is most pleasant to you – 1 Corinthians 8
  • Faith without love profits nothing – Mark 1

 

Simple Summary:  If everything this Psalm claims is true, then it is wisdom to have a healthy, respectful fear of the Lord.  Jesus does only what He sees the Father doing, and thus only speaks what He hears the Father speaking; we should do likewise.  Knowledge puffs up self; love builds up others.  Even demons have faith, but without love.  “Do not boast of that faith which puts you on the same level with demons.” – St. Augustine, On the Gospel of St. John.

Lectionary:  Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111; 1 Corinthians 8:1-3, 10-13; Mark 1:21-28

Referenced Scriptures:  John 5:19; John 15:15; Matthew 16:16-17

Recording – Sermon:  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvYHlhfoSlmRnDxzTo9Embmp4svb

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