Message Archive

Message Archive

The Joy Factor – Week Two

 We desire joy because God has put that in us, but we often don’t find it because we are looking in the wrong places. We work for things that do not satisfy or really give us joy. We seek joy in money or ripped abs or in comparing ourselves to others. Comparison is the thief of joy. This week, we will look to Isaiah to help us confront our dissatisfaction and aid us in seeing that God greatly desires to…

The Joy Factor – Week One

 In the New Year, we are all making resolutions because we want something better. We make resolutions because ultimately we desire not just happiness, but something more permanent, which is joy. We will introduce the topic of joy and set up the series by delving into the story of the three kings. We will learn how to find joy by learning from the three kings. They find joy because they seek joy. When the star lands on Jesus they are…

Saved in Hope – Week Four

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Staying Power – Week Six

This week Fr John invites parishioners to make a commitment to give to the church in the year ahead. In the parable of the Talents, Jesus tells the servants who have invested the master’s money to enlarge his kingdom, “Well done, good and faithful stewards.” We are stewards of our money and possessions and we are rewarded when we use the money and possessions we have to build God’s kingdom. All members of the parish are invited to make a…

Staying Power – Week Five

Jesus tells another parable about the wedding feast. Ten bridesmaids are given lamps to light the way for the bridegroom to a wedding feast. Five of the bridesmaids bring oil to relight their lamps and five do not. The five who forget the oil are not prepared for the return of the bridegroom and so are unable to get into the wedding feast. The lit lamps serve as a symbol for service and good works. We are to commit to…

Staying Power – Week Four

We grow spiritually by committing to other followers of Christ. This means we must commit to a local church and to a small group of people who know us and can care for us. Drifting around from church to church and simply being part of the universal church does not help us grow. To go deeper we need some relationships where people can hold us accountable and encourage us in spiritual growth. Our main verse for this week will be…

Staying Power – Week Three

As followers of Christ, we are to bring people unconnected to God into a relationship with their Savior. This can only happen if we are good role models for the people around us. At work, at school and in everything we do, God wants us to serve as an example for others of how to live. Paul writes to the Thessalonians that their faith has become a model for other believers. We grow when we commit to live a kind…