Tag Archives: disciple

Today’s Sermon: Humility to be Carried

  Humility to be Carried Matthew 18:1-5 One of the most interesting things about early Christian history is that you learn the names of people in the New Testament that the writers don’t give. In this story of Jesus explaining … Continue reading

Posted in Early Church History, Gospel of Matthew, humility, Jesus, Kingdom of Heaven, orthodox icons | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Today’s Sermon (Easter): Seeking A First Hand Encounter

A PRELUDE TO THE ENCOUNTER Luke 23:55-56 Two men walking from Jerusalem to Emmaus were airing out their doubts and fears. When they met up with the resurrected Christ on the road, they didn’t recognize who he was. Behind closed … Continue reading

Posted in disciple, Easter, Gospel of Luke, orthodox icons, Resurrection, sunrise | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Today’s Sermon: Of Praises and Tears

Now as he drew near, He saw the city and wept over it. Luke 19:41 On Palm Sunday, Jesus is praised and sheds tears.  Both expressions should be fully embraced by we who follow him. Luke 19:41-44 On Praises and … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Living, Gospel of Luke, Palm Sunday, sermons, sunrise | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Today’s Sermon: The Value of Mourning

And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner! Luke 18:13 The Value of Mourning Luke 18:9-14  The tax collector in this … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Living, disciple, Gospel of Luke, Lent, orthodox icons, pharisee and publican, Repentance | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Today’s Sermon: Surrender for Something Greater

If then you count me as a partner, receive him as you would me Philemon 17 Many of our grandmothers and grandfathers avoided the book of Philemon because of the idea of sending a slave back to his master seems … Continue reading

Posted in Apostle Paul, Christian Living, disciple, Early Church History, orthodox icons, Pauline Epistles, Philemon, Repentance, self denial, sermons | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Today’s Sermon: Avoiding Deception

Take heed that no one deceives you Matthew 24:4 Although I am not an Orthodox Christian, I found Robert Arakaki’s article very inspiring and informative.  True discipleship is the best means not to be led astray by false prophets. Avoiding Deception … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Living, disciple, false prophets, Gospel of Matthew, self denial, sermons | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment