Never, ever, back to normal!

Sermon 03 May 2020  (Easter 4)

Never, ever, back to normal! by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  Jesus told the parable of a barren fig tree.  The owner wanted to cut it down, but allowed a period of time during which the gardener would fertilize it and prepare it to bear fruit.  The Church is experiencing a period of fertilization and preparation; if we emerge, only to return to the old “normal” ways, we will die.

Lectionary: Nehemiah 9:6-15; Psalm 23:1-6; 1 Peter 2:19-25; John 10:1-10

Referenced Scriptures: Luke 13:6-9; Psalm 91; John 15:5; 2 Chronicles 7:12-20; Luke 22:42; Hebrews 2:11

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Fire in your heart

Sermon 26 Apr 2020  (Easter 3)

Fire in your heart by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  These two disciples had doubted Jesus was the Christ because they had seen Him dead.  But on that road to Emmaus, Jesus Himself taught them that He could not have been the Christ if He had not died.  Jesus’ death – the very thing that caused their doubt – was the one thing that, in the end, ignited their faith with Holy Spirit fire!

Lectionary: Acts 2:29-36; Psalm 116:1-19; 1 Peter 1:13-21; Luke 24:13-35

Referenced Scriptures: Philippians 4:19; Deuteronomy 28:13; Matthew 27:42-43

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Hope, faith, and action

Sermon 19 Apr 2020  (Easter 2)

Hope, faith, and action by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  Hope is the feeling of expectant desire for something to come to pass.  Christian hope is more, because it is intimately related to faith.  Christian hope is alive and active; Christian faith is the substance of things hoped for; and together they lead us to action that reflects Christ’s sacrifice for us and His presence in us.

Lectionary: Acts 2:22-28; Psalm 16:1-11; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31

Referenced Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 15:19; Romans 8:24-25; Hebrews 11:1; John 10:10; Luke 22:42-44; Luke 12:33

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Go and be different

Sermon 12 Apr 2020  (Easter)

Go and be different by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  Jesus gave Himself for the life of the world.  People followed Him because He was different (both in what He did and why He did it).  All who love Jesus are called to join Him.

Lectionary: Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:14-17, 22-24; Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-19

Referenced Scriptures: John 19:30; John 6:51; John 6:26-27; John 17:6-21; Mark 10:39; Matthew 9:36; Mark 10:45

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Come

Sermon 10 Apr 2020  (Good Friday)

Come by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  He was disfigured, despised, rejected … for the transgressions of His people.  They held Him in low esteem … do you?

Lectionary: Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Psalm 22:1-21; Hebrews 4:14-16; John 18:1-19:42

Referenced Scriptures: Hebrews 5:7-8; Philippians 2:8

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It is for you

Sermon 09 Apr 2020  (Maundy Thursday)

It is for you by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  A lamentation on the condition of the nation is juxtaposed with the condition of the Messiah who gave His life to redeem them.

Lectionary: Exodus 12:1-14; Psalm 116:1-19; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-15  (sermon not from lectionary)

Referenced Scriptures: Lamentations 2:10-22

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The week that changed everything

Sermon 05 Apr 2020  (Palm Sunday)

The week that changed everything by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  Today we begin the most important week of the entire year: Holy Week.  It is powerful instruction.  It is a crash course in basic Christianity.

Lectionary: Matthew 21:1-17; Isaiah 50:4-9; Psalm 31:1-24; Philippians 2:5-11 ; Matthew 26:14-46  (sermon not from lectionary)

Referenced Scriptures: Romans 8:15-17; John 1:12-13; James 2:19; Luke 9:21-24

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The ultimate quarantine

Sermon 29 Mar 2020  (5th Sunday of Lent)

The ultimate quarantine by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  Lazarus was sick.  Jesus knew it … yet He waited and didn’t show up until four days after Lazarus died.  What kind of love is this?  Lazarus was in the tomb – a type of quarantine – for four days….

Lectionary: Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8:8-11; John 11:18-44

Referenced Scriptures: John 11:1-17; Luke 7:36-50; Luke 10:38-42; Luke 23:43

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The key to conquering fear is….

Sermon 22 Mar 2020  (4th Sunday of Lent)

The key to conquering fear is…. by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  Samuel feared Saul.  The blind man’s parents feared the Pharisees.  Departing from evil makes you satan’s target.  Fear!  Run!  Hide!

Lectionary: 1 Samuel 16:1-7; Psalm 23; Ephesians 5:1-10; John 9:1-38

Referenced Scriptures: Proverbs 1:7; Isaiah 59:15; John 17:9-18; Matthew 5:15; 2 Corinthians 6:17-18; John 16:33

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