Sermons from February 2016

Draw near to God.

Draw Near to God In the today’s gospel Jesus uses a parable to illustrate that God longs for us to recognize his closeness to us. God longs for us to say, along with Moses, “I must go over to look at this remarkable sight.” Jesus talks about a fig tree that did not bear fruit.…

Transfiguration: Sneak preview of the resurrection

The Transfiguration: Sneak Preview of the Resurrection Mt. Tabor – Galilee’s most picturesque mountain is honored Jewish history as the site of a decisive victory over the Canaanites. It is hallowed by Christians as the sacred scene of the Transfiguration of Jesus. Atop this 1600 foot elevation, tradition says the three privileged apostles–Peter, James and…

Where Are We Looking for Fulfillment

One way of understanding the three root sins is by asking the question, where am I looking for fulfillment? The Gospel tells us that we should be looking for it in our friendship with Christ, in being faithful to God’s will in our lives, because we were made to find lasting happiness in Him. But…

Apostles of Christ: Fishers of Men and Women

Apostles of Christ: Fishers of Men and Women While in last Sunday’s Gospel an angry crowd tried to hurl Jesus over the cliff, the episode in the lakeside in today’s Gospel had people pressed in upon him who were eager to listen to the word of God. Jesus perfectly knew how his preaching be heard…

Making Connections

Making Connections Christ has called us and equipped us to be His prophets. Only this mission can give lasting meaning, purpose, and real excitement to our lives. Each one of us lives in a network of relationships made up of more people than we realize. Jesus is constantly trying to reach out to those people through…