Category Archives: Judges 21

Not Quite Converted

MP3 Audio: WS330353_Dn-Joseph_Not-Quite-Converted.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, May 25, 2014, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. ~ Gospel Reading: John 16:23-33 In the name of the Father and of the Son, and of … Continue reading

Posted in 1 John 3:2, 2014 Homilies, Fr. Joseph Gleason, John 16:23-33, Judges 17, Judges 21, Orthodox Homilies, Revelation 6:9-10 | Leave a comment

Sinning with Good Motives

“I had good intentions” “It was just a mistake.” “I didn’t mean anything by it.” “I thought I was doing the right thing.” When someone has hurt you, how many times have you heard these responses? How many times have … Continue reading

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From Gremlin to NASCAR

MP3 Audio:  Gremlin-to-NASCAR.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, July 7, 2013, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Sdn. Ambrose. ~ Matins readings:  Jeremiah 23:23–32 / Matthew 7:13–14, 21–29 When we read the readings, I thought it … Continue reading

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The Long-Awaited King

God’s Original Plan for Monarchy God promised to give His people a godly monarchy. Government by Kings was God’s plan from the beginning. God is the first to bring up the subject of Israelite kings, and He promises to bless … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Samuel 10, 1 Samuel 2:10, 1 Samuel 8, 1 Samuel 9, Deuteronomy 17, Deuteronomy 17:14-20, Deuteronomy 23:2, Genesis 17:6, Genesis 35:11, Genesis 38, Genesis 49:10, Judges 17, Judges 18, Judges 19, Judges 21, Monarchy, Ruth 4:13-22 | 11 Comments

Biblical Monarchy and the book of Judges

A Disturbing Story A woman is brutally raped and murdered in a slow, cruel way. She is abandoned by her own husband, who gives her over to the attackers. They abuse her throughout the night, and finally leave her dead … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Kings 3:5-13, 1 Samuel 17:6, 1 Samuel 18:7, 1 Samuel 21:25, 1 Samuel 2:10, 1 Samuel 2:12, 1 Samuel 2:22-23, 1 Samuel 8:1-3, 2 Kings 23, Deuteronomy 17:14-20, Genesis 14:18-20, Genesis 17:6, Genesis 35:11, Genesis 49:10, Joshua 19:47, Judges 11, Judges 15, Judges 16, Judges 17, Judges 18, Judges 19, Judges 20, Judges 21, Judges 8:30, Judges 9, Monarchy | 15 Comments