Sunday Sermon: Our responsibility in the New Covenant

The sermon that I heard delivered at church this morning included an interesting line. It was delivered by Rev. Dennis O'Donnell, who said that "many Catholics today are actually very good Jews." What he was referring to, as he went on to explain, is that in his experiences in talking to many Catholics, it seems … Continue reading Sunday Sermon: Our responsibility in the New Covenant

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The Substance and Evidence That is True Faith

What is faith? A direct answer has been provided for us in the 11th chapter of the book of Hebrews. This one book of the Bible provides in its forty relatively short verses an exact meaning, and some definitive examples of this often misunderstood and often undervalued spiritual principle. Hebrews begins with the definition, that … Continue reading The Substance and Evidence That is True Faith

An existential threat

Israel has been a people since early Biblical times, since around the 20th generation of mankind following their creation in the Garden of Eden.God promised the ancient land of Canaan to the Jewish patriarch Abraham and what would be his innumerable descendants in a covenant that would be in exchange for their worshiping Him as … Continue reading An existential threat

Our Lenten burden is light

Yesterday was 'Ash Wednesday' which marks the beginning of the 40-day period leading up to Easter marked by sacrifice and fasting known as Lent.The origins of this pre-Easter fasting period have been disputed. Some feel that Lent traces back to the Apostolic era of Jesus' followers themselves during the years immediately after his death. Others … Continue reading Our Lenten burden is light