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Filled With the Spirit, How Can We Fail? | #852

Fr. Joel Homilies

Ordinary 31 + TEC Anniversary – God commands us to love Him because He made us to love and be loved. But it’s humanly impossible! So God has sent the Holy Spirit into your heart. Listen to the Holy Spirit. He will transform you into God’s likeness.

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Carrying Heaven Everywhere You Go | #850

Fr. Joel Homilies

All Saints – Heaven is full of light, joy, peace… and free of death, evil, and sin. There’s only one requirement to get in: you have to be completely free of sin. Let God’s love fill your heart and life and — voilà! You are already in heaven.

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Filled with the Spirit | #828

Fr. Joel Homilies

Pentecost – God’s Spirit fills us with love, shapes us in His image, and restores us to Communion with one other. Ask to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Pray for others in the Spirit. The gift of the Spirit grows to the degree that we give it away.

Hunting a Wild Turkey with the Holy Spirit | #826

Fr. Joel Homilies

Easter 5 – I got my first wild turkey thanks to Lee’s mentoring. The Holy Spirit mentors and guides us, gives us mentors, and calls us to mentor others. Let us allow the Holy Spirit to build us up in the faith so that we can build up others.

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Every Christian has been given the Spirit of God (#727, Pentecost Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

The Holy Spirit is always working in the background to make the Kingdom happen in our lives. The Spirit is also working through us to bring the Kingdom to others. Each Christian has special gifts, called Charisms, for the work of the Church. [AUDIO]

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The Answer to Unanswered Prayer (#637, 17th Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

We must be persistent in our prayer just like Abraham was persistent. What about when we don’t get what we want? Our Father wants something even better. We don’t realize that the best thing God can give us is the gift of Himself. [AUDIO]

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Open Your Heart to the Holy Spirit, Not the Evil Spirit (#628, Pentecost)

Fr. Joel Homilies

The Holy Spirit makes every Christian a Christ. God saves the world through us when we cooperate with the Holy Spirit. But there is an enemy spirit that tries to distract and discourage us. Keep out the bad spirit; stir up the Holy Spirit! [AUDIO]

http://www.christianiconography.info/philipNeri.html

Invite the Holy Spirit and Remove the Barriers (#627, Pentecost)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Feat. Deacon Michael: We must send an invitation and remove the barriers from our hearts. St. Philip Neri invited the Holy Spirit into his heart. Are we going to have open doors, open hearts, to the Holy Spirit? [AUDIO]

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The Love That Never Abandons Us (#626, Ascension & Mother’s Day)

Fr. Joel Homilies

The Holy Spirit “mothers” every Christian and gives us direct access to the throne of God. Listen to the Spirit and cooperate with his work. “Can a mother forget her infant? Even should she forget, I will never forget you.” [AUDIO]