Monthly Archives: May 2013

No sacrifice too great in the war against sin! (Mark 9:42-50)

I was in a restaurant a few months ago when the proprietor said something along these lines, “Taxes are coming due and I am going to have to cheat on them so I won’t owe so much.”  The outrageousness of … Continue reading

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Let the Holy Spirit Burn in You! – Leviticus 6:12-13

Leviticus 6:12-13 makes a strong statement, “The fire on the altar must be kept burning; it must not go out.  Every morning the priest is to add firewood and arrange the burnt offering on the fire and burn the fat … Continue reading

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He gave up being served! (Mark 9:33-37, 10:35-45)

Today is Mother’s Day.  That venerable day when we honor those women who have poured out their life for their children.  As we grow up we begin to catch a glimpse of just what our mothers did for us, and … Continue reading

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The Transfiguration: He gave up glory for our redemption (Mark 9;2-8)

Liturgically, today is Ascension Sunday, the day when the Church celebrates the resurrected Christ returning to heaven.  Originally I had planned on preaching a sermon on the ascension, but I really didn’t want to interrupt our study of Mark or … Continue reading

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