Trinity XIV, September 2, 2018 - St. Luke 17:11-19
Posted: Sunday, September 2nd, 2018 (0 comments)
Why is it so hard to say “Thank you?” I know it’s hard. Our kids get something and go without a word. It was one of the hardest things for my mother to teach me. I took forever to get around to writing thank you notes after Christmas or my birthday. I had to be constantly reminded to say “thank you” when people gave me stuff too. Mom’s training got me to the point that I now almost always write a note within a day of receiving a gift. Then I hope I remembered it all. Why is it so hard to say? . . .
Trinity XV, September 9, 2018 - St. Matthew 6:24-34
Posted: Sunday, September 9th, 2018 (0 comments)
What’s America’s favorite pastime? If I ask you that question, we might argue. I’d tell you it most certainly is baseball; you might say it’s football, or more specifically, Pittsburgh Steelers football. I’d tell you that’s incorrect; the Steelers might be Pennsylvania’s favorite pastime, but not America’s – but you wouldn’t have to believe me. . . .
Trinity XVI, September 16, 2018 - St. Luke 7:11-17
Posted: Sunday, September 16th, 2018 (0 comments)
Don’t worry. Give thanks. Show mercy to others. Use what God has given you wisely. Produce the fruits of the Spirit, the fruits of repentance. These are some of the themes we’ve heard sermons on over the last 10 weeks. The Church leads us to study sanctification during the Trinity Season. She wants us to see what our Lord desires of us. She has taught us what our Lord has done for us. Now she teaches us how to respond. . . .
Trinity XVII, September 23, 2018 - St. Luke 14:1-11
Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 (0 comments)
It’s one of the greatest miracles in the Bible and we don’t realize it. Jesus. He’s that miracle. I don’t mean that God became man. That is a miracle, and many wonder why He would do that. But that’s not the real miracle. The miracle is that God did it and didn’t enslave anybody, didn’t rule over anybody, didn’t immediately take over the world. No, God humbled Himself. . . .