Monthly Archives: February 2013

Every Thought Captive

Sermon Text: John 2:1-11 In the second chapter of John’s Gospel, Jesus never once talks about marriage. Jesus never gives a speech on marriage. He never writes a pamphlet on marriage. You don’t even see one sentence come out of His … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Corinthians 10:31, 2 Corinthians 10:3-5, Deuteronomy 6:4-7, Fr. Joseph Gleason, John 2:1-11, Luke 10:27, Mark 12:28-34, Matthew 22:34-46, Orthodox Homilies | 2 Comments

Bear Fruits Worthy of Repentance

Fr. Michael Keiser: John the Baptizer appeared in the wilderness preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, God is one. Amen. Now, … Continue reading

Posted in Fr. Michael Keiser, John 1:19-28, Luke 3:1-22, Mark 1:1-8, Matthew 3, Orthodox Homilies, Universalism | 1 Comment

Self Denial

Self-denial is the only true path to self-fulfillment. I just came across an excellent post by Henry Karlson, explaining why this is the case: The freedom we need for true happiness requires us first to deny ourselves; being rooted in what … Continue reading

Posted in 1 John 3:2, C.S. Lewis, Mark 8:34-38, Mark 8:36, Theosis | 2 Comments

When Jesus Was a Kid

Sermon Text:  Luke 2:41-52 I love the humanity and the earthiness of the Bible. You look at the holy books that are used in other religions. You will see poetry. You will see moral teachings. You will see wise sayings. … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Education, Deuteronomy 6:4-7, Ephesians 5:21, Ephesians 5:22, Ephesians 6:1, Fr. Joseph Gleason, Hebrews 13:7, Icons, Leviticus 19:18, Luke 2:41-52, Luke 2:52, Mark 12:28-34, Mark 13:32, Mark 8:36, Mary the Mother of God, Matthew 16:26, Orthodox Homilies, Philippians 2:3, Proverbs 22:6 | 1 Comment

Drawing All Peoples to Christ

Sermon Text:  Matthew 2:1-12 Today we celebrate the feast of Epiphany, when wise, wealthy gentiles far from the East followed a star and came to worship the young Child, Jesus. Now if we think about it, this should be quite … Continue reading

Posted in Fr. Joseph Gleason, Genesis 12, Isaiah 7:14, John 12:31-36, Matthew 21:31-32, Matthew 2:1-12, Micah 5:2, Orthodox Homilies, Romans 4:13 | 2 Comments