17 October 2021
Most of us spend our entire lives trying to avoid pain and suffering as much as possible, even at all costs. But we serve a God whose Son endured the ultimate pain and suffering on the Cross, so that we might have eternal life. How should we approach suffering, then? In this sermon, the Bishop-retired explains how we should relate to suffering, and that we need not be afraid.
10 October 2021
Speaker: The Rev. Nathan Stomberg
Topic: Christian Life , Fear , Pentecost , Providence , Time
Why aren’t we more aware of this idea, the fleeting nature of life? The vast majority of our lives are spent in denial of our mortality, but Scripture constantly reminds us to do the opposite. The refrain from Psalm 90, verse 12 has incredibly wide-reaching implications: “So teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom” (Psalm 90:12). Psalm 90 sets the tone for all of our other readings this week, and verse 12 is the lens through which to read the other three passages, as well as our entire lives. Admitting that our time on earth is short is uncomfortable, but it’s not morbid. In fact, it’s required for living a proper Christian life. Watch as the Rector discusses the principle of numbering our days.
3 October 2021
As the sexual revolution confuses male and female, and overtakes our schools and daily life, we will be forced to confront these issues increasingly within our families. The answer to sin and deviant behavior in our families, as a Christian, is not to bail on what you believe in. It is not to tell your neighbor what he wants to hear. The answer is to hold your ground in appropriate love. Are our families complicated? Absolutely. Will we see an increase in alternative lifestyles? Absolutely. But how will you be remembered? May others know that you belonged to Christ.
4 July 2021
Topic: Freedom , Patriotism
Our nation drifts further and further from God each and every day. Just as we receive a new birth of freedom when we repent and trust in Christ Jesus, so too does our nation need a new birth and a renewal of faith in God, if true freedom is to be preserved for future generations.
21 March 2021
Sermon by the Rev. Mark Galloway, given on the 5th Sunday of Lent (3/21/21). Our struggles in this life are against more than just flesh and blood, but against spiritual forces of sin and darkness. Christ died for us so we can have victory in the battle, if we only join Him.