Sermons on “Mark”
How is your faith based on the mystery or the mastery? Which do you feel will lead a person to a closer relationship with God and in turn with each other?
The Second Sunday of Lent in each of our three year cycle of Gospel readings we hear the story of The Transfiguration. In his transfiguration we see an anticipation of the glory of Jesus’ Resurrection.View Sermon
Lent has begun and as Christians we are concentrating on our sacrifices and a spiritual life that brings us closer to Jesus. One of the things we might remember during Lent is that our fellow Christians may be a little testy or maybe even cranky.View Sermon
The Dalai Lama said, “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if we can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” This weekend’s gospel is about Jesus helping people.View Sermon
This will be my last effort at breaking open the Gospel for you as the leader of St. Michael’s parish. This weekend’s liturgy includes a wonderful Gospel passage that reminds us that Jesus was all about service.View Sermon
All of us have a certain degree of power/authority. Are you using yours to build people up rather than crush them?
One word that gets a bad rap in our society is “authority.” I guess that we have heard about so many instances where “authority” has been misused that we tend to think that all authority is bad or criminal!View Sermon
This weekend, our passage from the Holy Gospel illustrates again the calling forth of disciples who “left everything to follow Him.” Talk about a prompt response to God’s call! Just before this “call,” Jesus reminded all those who were listening to Him to “repent and believe the Gospel.”View Sermon
We are used to Jesus being badgered by the Pharisees and Sadducees, but in this weekend’s Gospel passage, we hear about John the Baptist taking their challenges. John was preaching in the desert about repentance and “Preparing the Way of the Lord.” The Pharisees must have been intimidated, thinking that someone else was “stealing their thunder.”View Sermon
“Coming Home” after a long trip is typically a time when we can take a deep breath, drop our suitcases, and just be grateful that the trip went well and that we are back in “our own place,” safe and sound.View Sermon