Battle Ready: Cruise Ship or Battleship? | #916

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Podcast: Download (Duration: 14:15 — 9.9MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS | Why Subscribe?Lent, 1st Sunday (C) Is the Church a cruise ship or a battleship? Do you see yourself as a passenger on a faith cruise, or a crew member on a battleship? Today Jesus gives us the key …

Do You Really Want to See Jesus? (#818, Lent 5)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Lent 5 – Everything in the Old Covenant points to Jesus Christ. The New Covenant is less about following the law and more about falling in love. We can begin with fearful obedience but we must move to lovingly serving Our Father who loves us.

The Covenant, Part 4: One Holy Kingdom

Fr. Joel God & Faith

We have spoken already of the covenant with Noah, Abraham, and Moses. We shouldn’t think of these as new covenants replacing a previous covenant. Rather, in each generation God continues to renew his commitment to His people. And he continues to ask the people to renew their commitment to him. This commitment includes an ever growing number of people. The …

The Covenant, Part 3: One Holy Nation

Fr. Joel God & Faith

God’s covenants with Noah and Abraham cover a large portion of the book of Genesis. When Genesis ends, Joseph (with the coat of many colors) has just welcomed his family into Egypt. God used Joseph to save the people of Israel from death by famine. The next book, Exodus, begins by explaining that the Israelite people have become slaves to …

The Covenant, Part 2: One Holy Tribe

Fr. Joel God & Faith

Slowly through history God reveals himself to human beings. God made a covenant with Noah when he and his family came out of the ark. God waits for ten generations until a man named Abram is born. God calls Abram to leave his land and journey to the promised land. In Genesis 15 God makes his promises into a covenant. …

The Covenant, Part 1: One Holy Family

Fr. Joel God & Faith

Our Catholic faith includes plenty of philosophical and theological reflection, cultural traditions and strange legends. But fundamentally our Catholic faith is founded on history. The history of the world is a history of God’s relationship with the creatures He created. Our faith is founded on the encounters human beings have had with God. These encounters have been carefully recorded by …

+302+ Liturgy of the Word: Give God your Mind (Family Mass 2)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Family Mass #2 – Why do we read the Bible at Mass? God wants us to think like he does; to see the world like He does. God wants us to be happy and giving ourselves to God is the only way to true happiness. Give God your mind at Mass today. (4 Nov 2012)