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Genuine Faith - The Very Reverend Thomas Rosa

It is not how much greater or stronger one's faith is that matters, but how that faith is used rightly. God's gift of grace will be sufficient for that faith to accomplish what must be done. The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost The Scripture references are Lamentations 1:1-6, Psalm 137, and 2 Timothy 1:1-14. The Gospel reference is Luke 17:5-10.

13 MIN1 weeks ago
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Genuine Faith - The Very Reverend Thomas Rosa

Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign - Dawn DiVenti

Why do we never accept the signs of God's love that surround us every minute of our lives, but cry out for a sign when we are in pain or afraid? Let us not be like the rich man that ignored the beggar outside his gate and then cried out from his hellish torment, but instead imitate St Francis and share the love and good news that Jesus brought to all of us. The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost The Scripture references are Jeremiah 32:1-3a,6-15, Psalm 91:1-6,14-16, and 1 Timothy 6:6-19. The Gospel reference is Luke 16:19-31.

14 MIN2 weeks ago
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Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign - Dawn DiVenti

You Cannot Serve God and Wealth - The Rev. William Nesbit

This week Jesus takes on our biggest threat, the power of money in our lives. Spoiler: He's not for it! The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost The Scripture references are Jeremiah 8:18-9:1, Psalm 79:1-9, and 1 Timothy 2:1-7. The Gospel reference is Luke 16:1-13.

11 MIN3 weeks ago
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You Cannot Serve God and Wealth - The Rev. William Nesbit

God Loves Us This Much - The Rev. Douglas Rogers

The parables Jesus shares in this Gospel lesson show just how much God loves each of us. It is not enough that nine of ten coins be found, or that ninety-nine of one hundred sheep are safe. God wants each of us to know His love. The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost The Scripture references are Jeremiah 4:11-12,22-28, Psalm14, and 1 Timothy 1:12-17. The Gospel reference is Luke 15:1-10.

13 MINSEP 15
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God Loves Us This Much - The Rev. Douglas Rogers

Why is Jesus Breaking Up the Family? - The Rev. William Nesbit

This week Jesus lays out the true cost of discipleship for his followers. Anything, and he means anything, that comes between you and God, you must be willing to leave behind. This is difficult, because God gives us such wonderful things. So, what is the way forward? The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost The Scripture references are Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139:1-4,16,16-17, and Philemon 1-21. The Gospel reference is Luke 14:25-31.

14 MINSEP 8
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Why is Jesus Breaking Up the Family? - The Rev. William Nesbit

It Was A Dark And Stormy Night… - The Rev. William Nesbit

Learning the Gospel imperative is never easy, and the Good News is always at risk. Why we help may even be more important than the fact that we help in the first place. Well, Jesus never said it would be easy.The Twelfth Sunday after PentecostThe Scripture references are Jeremiah 2:4-13, Psalm 81:1,10-16, and Hebrews 13:1-8,15-16. The Gospel reference is Luke 14:1,7-14.

12 MINSEP 1
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It Was A Dark And Stormy Night… - The Rev. William Nesbit

Jesus Breaks the Sabbath. Again! - The Rev. William Nesbit

Jesus shows his disciples, and us as well, how important it is to be healing the hurts of the world. It is so important that he won’t even let sabbath get in the way. But why should it? Isn’t sabbath its own kind of healing? We have important news to share, so let’s get to it! The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost The Scripture references are Jeremiah 1:4-10, Psalm 71:1-6, and Hebrews 12:18-29. The Gospel reference is Luke 13:10-17.

15 MINAUG 25
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Jesus Breaks the Sabbath. Again! - The Rev. William Nesbit

The Peace of God Which Passes All Understanding - The Rev. William Nesbit

Too often we confuse peace and quiet with the peace of God. They are not the same. They are not even related. The peace of God comes with Justice; a justice that makes the status quo very uncomfortable. The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost The Scripture references are Isaiah 5:1-7, Psalm 80:1-2,8-18, and Hebrews 11:29 -12:2. The Gospel reference is Luke 12:49-56.

11 MINAUG 18
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The Peace of God Which Passes All Understanding - The Rev. William Nesbit

A Metaphorical Look at the Journey of Faith - The Rev. William Nesbit

Using a trip to an island in Lake Superior as a way to explore what it means to be on a journey of faith… the journey of a life. The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost The Scripture references are Isaiah 1:1,10-20, Psalm 50:1-8,23-24, and Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16. The Gospel reference is Luke 12:32-40.

18 MINAUG 11
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A Metaphorical Look at the Journey of Faith - The Rev. William Nesbit

The Danger of Greed - The Rev. William Nesbit

Jesus warns us of the danger of greed when a person from the crowd asks Him to settle a dispute over an inheritance. Jesus takes the opportunity to invite us to reflect on what we get from God, and what we owe to God. The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost The Scripture references are Hosea 11:1-11, Psalm 107:1-9,43, and Colossians 3:1-11. The Gospel Reference is Luke 12:13-21.

18 MINAUG 4
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The Danger of Greed - The Rev. William Nesbit

Latest Episodes

Genuine Faith - The Very Reverend Thomas Rosa

It is not how much greater or stronger one's faith is that matters, but how that faith is used rightly. God's gift of grace will be sufficient for that faith to accomplish what must be done. The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost The Scripture references are Lamentations 1:1-6, Psalm 137, and 2 Timothy 1:1-14. The Gospel reference is Luke 17:5-10.

13 MIN1 weeks ago
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Genuine Faith - The Very Reverend Thomas Rosa

Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign - Dawn DiVenti

Why do we never accept the signs of God's love that surround us every minute of our lives, but cry out for a sign when we are in pain or afraid? Let us not be like the rich man that ignored the beggar outside his gate and then cried out from his hellish torment, but instead imitate St Francis and share the love and good news that Jesus brought to all of us. The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost The Scripture references are Jeremiah 32:1-3a,6-15, Psalm 91:1-6,14-16, and 1 Timothy 6:6-19. The Gospel reference is Luke 16:19-31.

14 MIN2 weeks ago
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Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign - Dawn DiVenti

You Cannot Serve God and Wealth - The Rev. William Nesbit

This week Jesus takes on our biggest threat, the power of money in our lives. Spoiler: He's not for it! The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost The Scripture references are Jeremiah 8:18-9:1, Psalm 79:1-9, and 1 Timothy 2:1-7. The Gospel reference is Luke 16:1-13.

11 MIN3 weeks ago
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You Cannot Serve God and Wealth - The Rev. William Nesbit

God Loves Us This Much - The Rev. Douglas Rogers

The parables Jesus shares in this Gospel lesson show just how much God loves each of us. It is not enough that nine of ten coins be found, or that ninety-nine of one hundred sheep are safe. God wants each of us to know His love. The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost The Scripture references are Jeremiah 4:11-12,22-28, Psalm14, and 1 Timothy 1:12-17. The Gospel reference is Luke 15:1-10.

13 MINSEP 15
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God Loves Us This Much - The Rev. Douglas Rogers

Why is Jesus Breaking Up the Family? - The Rev. William Nesbit

This week Jesus lays out the true cost of discipleship for his followers. Anything, and he means anything, that comes between you and God, you must be willing to leave behind. This is difficult, because God gives us such wonderful things. So, what is the way forward? The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost The Scripture references are Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139:1-4,16,16-17, and Philemon 1-21. The Gospel reference is Luke 14:25-31.

14 MINSEP 8
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Why is Jesus Breaking Up the Family? - The Rev. William Nesbit

It Was A Dark And Stormy Night… - The Rev. William Nesbit

Learning the Gospel imperative is never easy, and the Good News is always at risk. Why we help may even be more important than the fact that we help in the first place. Well, Jesus never said it would be easy.The Twelfth Sunday after PentecostThe Scripture references are Jeremiah 2:4-13, Psalm 81:1,10-16, and Hebrews 13:1-8,15-16. The Gospel reference is Luke 14:1,7-14.

12 MINSEP 1
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It Was A Dark And Stormy Night… - The Rev. William Nesbit

Jesus Breaks the Sabbath. Again! - The Rev. William Nesbit

Jesus shows his disciples, and us as well, how important it is to be healing the hurts of the world. It is so important that he won’t even let sabbath get in the way. But why should it? Isn’t sabbath its own kind of healing? We have important news to share, so let’s get to it! The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost The Scripture references are Jeremiah 1:4-10, Psalm 71:1-6, and Hebrews 12:18-29. The Gospel reference is Luke 13:10-17.

15 MINAUG 25
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Jesus Breaks the Sabbath. Again! - The Rev. William Nesbit

The Peace of God Which Passes All Understanding - The Rev. William Nesbit

Too often we confuse peace and quiet with the peace of God. They are not the same. They are not even related. The peace of God comes with Justice; a justice that makes the status quo very uncomfortable. The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost The Scripture references are Isaiah 5:1-7, Psalm 80:1-2,8-18, and Hebrews 11:29 -12:2. The Gospel reference is Luke 12:49-56.

11 MINAUG 18
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The Peace of God Which Passes All Understanding - The Rev. William Nesbit

A Metaphorical Look at the Journey of Faith - The Rev. William Nesbit

Using a trip to an island in Lake Superior as a way to explore what it means to be on a journey of faith… the journey of a life. The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost The Scripture references are Isaiah 1:1,10-20, Psalm 50:1-8,23-24, and Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16. The Gospel reference is Luke 12:32-40.

18 MINAUG 11
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A Metaphorical Look at the Journey of Faith - The Rev. William Nesbit

The Danger of Greed - The Rev. William Nesbit

Jesus warns us of the danger of greed when a person from the crowd asks Him to settle a dispute over an inheritance. Jesus takes the opportunity to invite us to reflect on what we get from God, and what we owe to God. The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost The Scripture references are Hosea 11:1-11, Psalm 107:1-9,43, and Colossians 3:1-11. The Gospel Reference is Luke 12:13-21.

18 MINAUG 4
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The Danger of Greed - The Rev. William Nesbit