24 October 2021
Series: Lessons 2021-2022
Saint Paul reminds us, "Faith, hope, and charity abide, these three; but the greatest of these is charity" (1 Corinthians 13:13). What do each of these three words mean, and why is charity (love) the greatest? Listen as the Rector answers these questions and explains why "charity" is a much deeper translation of this passage.
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.
19 September 2021
What is “the wisdom from above”? If there is anything lacking in the world today, it is Godly wisdom and openness to reason. The Rev. Galloway urges Christians to cultivate wisdom by clinging to the only things which will endure: Faith, Hope, and Love. Our neighbors are sick because they have no Hope. And because they have no Hope, they have no Faith. And without Faith, Love cannot abide, and other ideologies rush in to fill the vacuum. May Christians today boldly stand upon the wisdom from above!
27 June 2021
For those who live in the United States, the ingredients of worldly happiness are right there in front of us. Almost anything we want can be ordered online and arrive at our doorstep in two days or less. We have access to all of humanity’s knowledge and information on our laps and in our pockets. And social media provides us a limitless release of dopamine and an endless supply of ideals to chase after. Ironically, none of these riches make us any happier. The more stuff we get, the more stuff we desire. So where is true happiness to be found?
20 June 2021
Life does not always take us in the direction we would ever ask or imagine. But God’s ways are not our ways, and His thoughts are not our thoughts. When we know God’s sovereignty and love to be true, we take comfort, but we can still sometimes hurt. If we therefore love and have been loved, throughout all the trials of life, then in Christ Jesus we have all we need.
30 May 2021
The Holy Trinity is a glorious mystery, the existence of God as one, in three Persons. There is no division or conflict within the Trinity, because it is an expression of God's perfect love and unity. Listen as the Bishop-retired reflects on the glory of the Holy Trinity.
2 May 2021
Sermon given by the Rev. Nathan Stomberg on 5/2/2021 (5 Easter). We're always told the secret to love and happiness is to "follow your heart." But what if there was a better way? The Rector discusses the true nature of God's love for us, agape love - love that is self-sacrificing.
25 April 2021
The shepherds who lead God's people have the sober responsibility to care for and protect the flock. So what are we to make of those who lead the flock astray? The Rev. Galloway discusses the Church's great need for true, good shepherds, who are obedient to the one True Shepherd.
14 March 2021
The Rev. Galloway examines how God's love always sustains us without fail. As the psalmist declares, "because the LORD is at my right hand, I shall not fall" (Psalm 16:8).