Archive (Homilies)

Focus on What is God’s…
Reflecting the Hallmarks of Jesus

Category: Reflecting the Hallmark of Jesus / Speaker: The Reverend Michael D. Rasicci
October 15, 2017

As baptized Christians, people should be able to see Jesus Christ's mercy and love reflected in us and in our behavior.  Mercy and love are the hallmarks of Jesus. Though we will continue to react...

We Are All Called to Bear Fruit

Category: We Are All Called to Bear Fruit / Speaker: The Reverend Michael D. Rasicci
October 08, 2017

Jesus is calling us to bear the fruit of the Kingdom of God and to offer to the Lord the produce when requested.  How have we grown in our capacity to love today, to be...

Is God in Our Midst?

Category: Is God in Our Midst? / Speaker: The Reverend Michael D. Rasicci
October 01, 2017

In Jesus' time, Jesus Christ, when asked by the Pharisees on whose authority Jesus was doing his work, they could not reply and he would not tell them the answer they asked for. Instead,...

Lord Rewards Laborers in the Vineyard–God’s Call

Category: God's Call, Lord Rewarding Laborers / Speaker: The Reverend Michael D. Rasicci
September 24, 2017

God calls everyone into loving communion and provides the reward he chooses to provide, regardless of the circumstances. God provided mana and quail as food for the Israelites in the dessert after he had...

Forgiveness and the Community of Faith

Category: Forgiveness and the Community of Faith / Speaker: The Reverend Michael D. Rasicci
September 17, 2017

God, as the creator of us all, has the ultimate authority over all of creation. God forgives human kind and sacrificed his son, Jesus Christ, to save us. We need to remember to practice forgiveness...

Passing Through This World with a Pioneering Spirit

Category: Passing Through This World, Pioneering Spirit / Speaker: The Reverend Michael D. Rasicci
September 11, 2017

In the Readings, God tells Moses to prepare the Israelites for the first Passover. Paul tells the Romans to obey the commandment to "love your neighbor as yourself". Matthew tells us what...

“If Any Want to Be My Followers . . . .”–Jesus Christ
Who Do You Say that I Am?

Category: Identity, the Messiah / Speaker: The Reverend Michael D. Rasicci
August 27, 2017

In Matthew 16, Jesus asks the disciples, "Who do you say that I am?" Simon (Peter) replies that "You are the Messiah, the Son of the Living God." Jesus responds to Simon (Peter)...

God’s Mercy, Our Response

Category: Our Response / Speaker: The Reverend Michael D. Rasicci
August 20, 2017

God's mercy is for everyone. Rather than react strongly in a negative way to different things happening in the world around us, we need to monitor our response. Prayer is always a good response....

Page 1 of 812345...Last »