God Came Down at Christmas-Refining Fire of Peace, Malachi 3:1-5

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Though we didn’t meet for church on Sunday due to inclement weather, Father Jeremiah recorded his sermon for the 2nd Sunday of Advent. How is it that we receive peace with God the Father? How does Jesus’ sanctifying of us relate to the peace that we receive by his coming? Father Jeremiah explores these questions and helps us all draw near to Jesus as our peace.

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God Came Down at Christmas-Reason for Hope, Zech 14.1-9

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During Advent we prepare for God coming to us through Jesus his Son. We begin a new series for Advent called: God Came Down at Christmas. In this first sermon, Father Jeremiah looks at Zechariah 14 and connects it to the coming of Christ and to our lives now. Listen now to find out more!

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Christ the Suffering King, John 18.33-37

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What kind of king is Jesus? How is he different from all the rest of the kings and rulers of the world? On this last Sunday of the Church Year, Christ the King Sunday, find out what makes Jesus stand out when compared to all others.

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It's the End of the World, Mark 13.14-23

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It’s the end of the World and the end of the age. How does this relate to us today? Jesus tells his disciples about judgment in Mark 13 and it’s coming to Jerusalem. We stand in awe in light of how this prophecy came to pass.

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Two Widows, a Prophet, and the High Priest, Mark 12.38-44

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What do two widows, a prophet, and a high priest tell us about faith? How does the work of Christ undergird all of our responses to that very work? Who are the main characters in these passages from 1 Kings, Hebrews, and the Gospel of Mark? Listen now to hear what Father Jeremiah is teaching about the work of Jesus on our behalf.

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Death by Serving, Mark 10.35-45

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Once again, the disciples are worried about being the greatest amongst one another in the kingdom. Once again, Jesus teaches his disciples about the nature of servanthood and what his calling is in light of being sent by the Father. What does that mean for us today? Listen now to find out more.

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Good isn't Good Enough, Mark 10.17-31

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What can we do to inherit salvation? That’s the question of the rich young man in St. Mark’s Gospel today. What does Jesus tell him? Is there compassion in his words or is it harsh law heaped upon the man and us today? How do we respond to Jesus’ call to each of us? Listen now to find out more.

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A Wedding Sermon

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Father Jeremiah officiated his first wedding. It was his pleasure to preach this sermon for the couple he was marrying. In this, Father Jeremiah considers the foundation of marriage, its nature of Law and Gospel, and the mystical aspect of it being a foreshadow of what Christ has with his Church. He brings us all back into the continual need for forgiveness to flow between a husband and wife in the midst of submitting to one another in Christ.

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