Monthly Archives: July 2014

July 31

Give Everything

Matthew 28:16-20 The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had ordered them. When they saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted. Then Jesus approached and said to them, “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and […]

July 30

What is Simplicity?

I’ve written in previous posts about simplicity and how it can assist us in remembering our mission to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ, but I didn’t really offer a definition of simplicity. It’s a tough word to define, especially when seeking to satisfy the masses. I’ve had several conversations with the EvangelicalDisciple concerning the […]

July 29

“…you are anxious about many things.” [SERMON]

A sermon from this morning about St. Martha in this passage (Luke 10:38-42): Jesus entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him. She had a sister named Mary who sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak. Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him and said, “Lord, […]

July 26

Finish the Phrase: If You Can’t Say Something Nice… – The Spiritual Combat, 24.

Posted by: EvangelicalDisciple The Spiritual Combat, Chapter 24: Of the Way to Rule the Tongue (text at bottom) …Then don’t say anything at all. Our teacher is telling us to be quiet.  The counsel flies in the face of our tendencies today, but let’s hear him out.  If the goal is discourse with God and […]

July 25

Live as God Desires You to Live [SERMON]

Listen to Deacon Bryan’s sermon for the Feast of St. James, July 25th. Read this Gospel passage first: The mother of the sons of Zebedee approached Jesus with her sons and did him homage, wishing to ask him for something. He said to her, “What do you wish?” She answered him, “Command that these two […]

July 22

Be as a Bee with a Queen

  Consider the following example, as explained by St. Francis de Sales: Bees cannot rest as long as they have no queen. They flutter about incessantly, wandering [here and there]; there is scarcely any repose in the hive. But as soon as their queen is born, they all gather around her, and stay there, never […]

July 18

Work on Sunday [SERMON]

  Here’s a message as we begin the weekend. Read this Gospel passage first. Matthew 12:1-8 Jesus was going through a field of grain on the sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick the heads of grain and eat them. When the Pharisees saw this, they said to him, “See, your disciples are doing what is unlawful […]