"His commandments" Tagged Sermons

A Call for Teenagers to Live Wise and Strong in Christ

I write to challenge teenagers to “live as people who are free” (1 Peter 2:16). Be wise and strong and free from the slavery of culture-conformity. To put it another way, I am calling teenagers to a radical, wartime lifestyle. The Creation of “Teenagers” As teenagers, you should know that the idea of “teenagers” was…

Unthinkable Act by the Messiah

Unthinkable Act by the Messiah Are you Willing to be Cleansed? GARBO – Sunday of the Leper (St. Luke 5: 12-16) The word “leprosy” is taken from the Greek word (λέπρα – lépra), which comes from a root describing a scale or an incrustation. The Hebrew word for leprosy (צָרַעַת – Tsara’ath) comes from the…

Resolve with our Friends and Families

Resolve with our Friends and Families The Great Lent is liturgically announced and inaugurated at the Vespers of Forgiveness. We hear the words of Christ: “If you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses…” (St. Mark…

Great Lent – Proof of Your Fasting by your works

Proof of Your Fasting by your works Let us Begin the Great Lent As we begin the Great Lent, let us meditate on the topic of Fasting! Let us first recite the Lenten prayer of Saint Ephrem the Syrian. O Lord and Master of my life, drive from me the spirit of indifference, despair, lust…

Great is Thy Faithfulness

Great is Thy Faithfulness On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”  John 7:37-38 With so much to give…

The Feast of Pentecost (Πεντηκοστή)

The Feast of Pentecost (Πεντηκοστή)-“God, Replenish our Hearts with Thy Love” Introduction The Feast of Holy Pentecost is celebrated each year on the fiftieth day after the Great and Holy Feast of Easter and ten days after the Feast of the Ascension of Christ. The Feast is always celebrated on a Sunday. The word Pentecost…

Benefits of Obedience & God’s Providence

The Benefits of Obedience & Complexities of God’s Providence “And He said to them, “Cast the net on the right-hand side of the boat, and you will find a catch.” They cast therefore, and then they were not able to haul it in because of the great number of fish.” St. John 21:6. The familiar…

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