Category Archives: Deuteronomy 6:4-7

Four Soils Inside The Church

MP3 Audio: WS330334_Dn_Joseph_Four-Soils-Inside-The-Church.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, February 23, 2014, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. ~ Gospel Reading: Luke 8:4-15 “But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest … Continue reading

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The Great Commandment for Parents

When God gives us the greatest commandment in all of Scripture, He immediately follows it up with another command, requiring parents to diligently teach the Faith to their children. In Matthew 22:36, someone asks Jesus to identify the greatest commandment. Jesus responds … Continue reading

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Parenting is More Important than Evangelism

This article was published in the following newspapers: Norris City Banner – Wednesday, November 19, 2008 Ridgway News – Thursday, November 20, 2008 Gallatin County Democrat – Thursday, November 20, 2008  ~ Parenting is More Important than Evangelism There is no question that evangelism is very … Continue reading

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Biblical Education

This article was published in the following newspapers: Norris City Banner – Wednesday, October 22, 2008 Ridgway News – Thursday, October 23, 2008 Gallatin County Democrat – Thursday, October 23, 2008 Anna Melissa Tribune – Friday, October 24, 2008  ~ Biblical Education Imagine something horrible. Islamic teachers … Continue reading

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Two Gardeners

A good gardener carefully planted his seeds in some little containers. He provided them with rich, nourishing soil, and just the right amount of moisture. His seeds quickly became tender little seedlings. He protected them from the wind, defended them … Continue reading

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The Two Great Commandments

MP3 Audio:  WS330312_Dn-Joseph_The-Two-Great-Commandments.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, November 3, 2013, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. ~ Gospel Reading:  Matthew 22:34-46 “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Building Temples and Raising Children

It takes decades to build a temple.  For example, consider the temple in Jerusalem in which Jesus himself worshiped 2000 years ago.  Solomon’s original temple had been destroyed centuries earlier, and the second temple built by Zerubbabel was 500 years … Continue reading

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