Fr. Rick's Sermons

How To Love Your Enemies-
Sunday, September 29, 2013

When was the last time someone slapped you or hit you in the face? Maybe it was a parent when you talked back to them or used foul language. Maybe it was on the playground as a little kid or drunk at a bar in college. Maybe it never happened. We should be so fortunate.

Launch Out Into The Deep
Sunday, September 22, 2013

Where do miners go for coal and diamonds? Where does a driller go for oil? Where do steel companies go for iron ore? Where does Jesus tell Simon Peter to catch fish? The answer is deep. Coal, diamonds, oil, iron ore and all sorts of precious minerals are found deep in the earth.

Lose To Win
Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Gopher football team won yesterday. Theyre 3-0 now but likely, when they start the Big 10 schedule, they will start losing again. The Vikings lost last week. The Twins lost last night and are on their way to another solid losing season.

What Shall We Call You?
Sunday, September 08, 2013

When we meet someone, what is one of the first questions we ask? “What is your name?” Why? Because a name immediately becomes a foundation upon which we start building a memory of this person we are learning more about.

Blessed Church New Year!
Sunday, September 01, 2013

Blessed and Happy New Year! Why am I saying this greeting to you? Does not the New Year begin on January 1st? Yes, the calendar year that most people recognized throughout the year begins on January 1

The Hand Of God
Sunday, August 25, 2013

A husband became physically and emotionally exhausted after enduring the pain and suffering of his wife’s terminal illness and death. Yet, he became spiritually renewed as he greeted hundreds of family and friends at her wake/visitation and funeral service.

God Can Use Us
Sunday, August 18, 2013

According to a certain legend, when God was creating the world, four angels came to Him, each with a question.

Encouragement of the Scriptures
Sunday, August 11, 2013

   How many people do we know that are discouraged, downtrodden and without hope, even if it only be temporarily? It seems that every week we hear of another tragedy where someone has given up hope and then taken committed suicide their own life and maybe some other person or persons with them.

The Authority of Jesus
Sunday, August 04, 2013

   In today?s world of relativism and lack of absolutes, is there anyone who speaks with authority? We consult all sorts of experts and leaders for advice and direction on a variety of issues including finances, politics, and religion. The word ?Authority? has the word ?author? as its root.

Slave to Sin or to God
Sunday, July 21, 2013

   St. Paul speaks of slavery in today?s Epistle reading (Romans 6:18-23) from the Fourth Sunday of Matthew. It was an easy thing to understand because its practice was quite prevalent 2000 years ago.

Created for Good Works
Sunday, July 14, 2013

   8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I want you to affirm constantly, that those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men.

Facebook vs. FaceGod
Sunday, July 07, 2013

   How many of you have a Facebook or Twitter account? How many of you use it on a daily or at least weekly basis? For those of us who do not use or perhaps even know what Facebook or Twitter is, let me briefly explain. Both of them are known as ?social media? sites on the internet or world wide web.

Christian Rewards Program
Sunday, June 30, 2013

   A railroad worker once said, ?I never work on Sundays except for the Lord.? A friend asked him, ?What?s the pay?? He replied, ?Well, the pay is not so hot, but you can?t beat the retirement plan.? In today?s Gospel lesson (Mt.10:32-33,27-28; 19:27-30), from the Sunday of All Saints, Jesus speaks of this

Prophecy & Promise
Sunday, June 23, 2013

   Today is the great Feast of Pentecost, fifty days after the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus. Ten days after His glorious Ascension into heaven. Like Pascha/Passover and many other holy days, Pentecost is rooted in the ancient practice of Judaism.

Holy Fathers & Father's Day
Sunday, June 16, 2013

   Today, on the Seventh Sunday of Pascha, we commemorate the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council. This Council was called by the Emperor Constantine in the year 325AD to settle, once and for all, the Arian controversy that had been plaguing the Church for years.

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