Topic: grace

Guest Post by David MartinOn EWTN’s April 14, World Over Live program hosted by Raymond Arroyo, canon law expert Fr. Gerald Murray and Robert Royal, Catholic author and president of the Faith and Re ... discuss

Fr. George RutlerThere is an account of some poor man with nothing to say for himself, nonetheless begging Alexander the Great for a pittance, only to be astonished when the king handed him more than ... discuss

“One Nation Under God” is a perceptive and peaceable volume. Throughout the material the authors thoughtfully interact with several thinkers, to include Lesslie Newbigin, N.T. Wright, Martin Luthe ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1054 Complementary Psalter: 1655 (Series III, Midafternoon) Proper of Seasons: 766 (reading, concluding prayer) Midafternoon Prayer for Monday ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1054 Proper of Seasons: 766 Psalter: Monday, Week IV, 1522 Midday Prayer for Monday in Week 4 of Easter, using the Current Psalmody God, come ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1054 Complementary Psalmody: 1651 (Midmorning) Proper of Seasons: 765 (antiphon, reading, concluding prayer) Midmorning Prayer for Monday in W ... discuss

Here are 50 Prayer Requests that I would like to make for this next year.  Please consider writing down a few of these requests and pray over them.  Thank you for your help.  Prayer cha ... discuss

sourceThe fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;    all who follow his precepts have good understanding.    To him belongs eternal praise. -Psalm 111:10 N ... discuss

"The great pillars of all government and of social life are virtue, morality, and religion. This is the armor... and this alone, that renders us invincible." -Patrick Henry, Letter to Archibald Blai ... discuss

This message was originally given at Bishop Noa Home, in Escanaba, Michigan on 1/24/2016.  Listen to the Audio Podcast of this Sermon Via this Player: If you cannot see the audio controls, your b ... discuss

Timothy Egan. (Photo: Barry Wong.)The last few days, I’ve been focused on the hyperventilating by Catholic radical traditionalists over Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis’ overlong summation of the wor ... discuss

When I was asked to participate in a blog tour for The Walls Are Talking, the first person I actually thought of was Maggie. In You Can Share the Faith, I tell Maggie's story: Maggie had an abort ... discuss

Notice what the Apostle Paul writes in Phil. 4:13: “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” What did Paul say he could do? He could do all things God wanted him to do. But He could o ... discuss

Heath traces the devastating impact of sin in every dimension of human existence and carefully distinguishes between three different ways we experience sin — the sinful world we live in, personal si ... discuss

“Being pro-life is often exclusively linked to being anti-abortion. It isn’t less than that, but it’s so much more. The pro-life position encompasses all of life. It recognizes that babies a ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1054 Complementary Psalmody: 1655 (Midafternoon) Proper of Seasons: 747 (antiphon, reading, concluding prayer) Midafternoon Prayer for Saturda ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1054 Proper of Seasons: 747 Psalter: Saturday, Week III, 1481 Midday Prayer for Saturday in Week 3 of Easter, using the Current Psalmody God, ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1054 Complementary Psalmody: 1651 (Midmorning) Proper of Seasons: 746 (antiphon, reading, concluding prayer) Midmorning Prayer for Saturday in ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1049 Proper of Seasons: 745 Psalter: Saturday, Week III, 1476 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Proper of Seasons: 494 Psalter: Saturday, Week I ... discuss

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There has been a lot of progress over the years, in understanding the impact of abortion.  I personally, will always be so grateful to the Elliot Institute for understanding exactly how I felt a ... discuss

In the Strange Fire Conference, Conrad Mbewe preached on the subject, “Are We Preachers or Witch Doctors?”  This sermon is helpful to consider the landscape of the charismatic movement i ... discuss

Tuptim and Topsy realize that their schedules don't allow time after class for a visit to the coffee shop or library to go over Chapter Three. Instead they decide to study the chapter intensively befo ... discuss

Lesbos, Greece, Apr 15, 2016 / 03:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ visit with refugees and migrants in Greece this Saturday could be a moment of leadership at a time when political concerns ... discuss

On April 15, we celebrate the feast of Blessed César de Bus, a priest, teacher, and founder of two religious congregations: the Fathers of Christian Doctrine and the Daughters of Christian Doctrine. ... discuss

In the 1800's, the Hawaiian Islands suffered a severe leprosy epidemic, which was dealt with largely by isolating lepers on the island of Molokai. They were simply dumped there and left to fend for th ... discuss

These lessons about how to interpret and apply the Scriptures of the Old Testament help us in getting the most out of our reading and studying of Scripture. I’ve also found that these principles of ... discuss

When a wounded spouse eventually starts implementing boundaries and consequences she has often been accused of being unforgiving and lacking grace. But it is just as possible that boundaries and conse ... discuss

What will you do when a distraught family comes to you and tells you that their child has been molested by a church worker? What will you do when a woman can’t keep up the charade any longer and ... discuss

As our church continues to raise up, install or send ministers into pastoral ministry, I find the need to address this issue all the more pressing. Not merely the failure of public ministers, but the ... discuss

So holiness is necessary and it should be examined prior to ordination. But what does it look like? Durham gave five positive requirements. First, holiness is evidenced by ruling a household well (1 T ... discuss

Jeremiah 29:11 does not promise you money, marriage, a job, a win at the meet, healing for you or a loved one, political freedom – all of which we tend to feel entitled to in this culture.  And it ... discuss

Poland’s President Andrzej Duda,center, and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda attend a Mass as part of Poland’s celebration of 1,050 years of the nation’s Catholicism at the 10th-century cathedra ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1054 Complementary Psalmody: 1655 (Midafternoon) Proper of Seasons: 739 (antiphon, reading, concluding prayer) Midafternoon Prayer for Friday ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1054 Proper of Seasons: 738 Psalter: Friday, Week III, 1463 Midday Prayer for Friday in Week 3 of Easter, using the Current Psalmody God, come ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1054 Complementary Psalmody: 1651 (Midmorning) Proper of Seasons: 738 (antiphon, reading, concluding prayer) Midmorning Prayer for Friday in W ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1049 Proper of Seasons: 737 Psalter: Friday, Week III, 1458 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Proper of Seasons: 491 Psalter: Friday, Week III, ... discuss

One of the great benefits of attending a Christian conference is undoubtedly the singing.  Each year during the G3 Conference, I try to record some of the congregational singing just to file away an ... discuss

He touched my heart with truth and then grace, just like he’s done to thousands of people while he’s pastored. And right now friends, Darrin needs our love, support and prayers as he is restored. ... discuss

By Stephanie Pacheco Amoris Laetitia is turning heads. The commentary in the short few days since its release on the morning of Friday, April 8, has been eruptive. Slate Magazine, admittedly not the c ... discuss

Guthlac was the son of Penwald, a minor prince from the Royal Mercian House of Icling, and his wife, Tette. Born around AD 673, he was a serious child, not given to boyish pranks. Yet upon reaching ma ... discuss

YOUTH MINISTER AND DIRECTOR OF ADULT CATECHESIS Youth Ministry, FT EmployeeOur Lady of Grace Catholic Church (Greensboro, NC)Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church and School in beautiful Greensboro, NC, i ... discuss

Do you truly know the Lord?  Paul Washer’s sermon from 2 Corinthians 5 is one that you will want to listen to carefully. New book: Why the Reformation Still Matters – A new book wo ... discuss

I’ve written about this before- I am a person who spots discrepancies, anachronisms, and small continuity details in movie scenes. When I point them out, often just as one may point out a passi ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Page 1624 Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Page 1283 Christian Prayer: Page 1049 Night Prayer for Thursday in the Season of Easter God, come to my assist ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1054 Proper of Seasons: 731 Psalter: Thursday, Week III, 1444 Midday Prayer for Thursday in Week 3 of Easter, using the Current Psalmody God, ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1054 Complementary Psalmody: 1651 (Midmorning) Proper of Seasons: 730 (antiphon, reading, concluding prayer) Midmorning Prayer for Thursday in ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1049 Proper of Seasons: 729 Psalter: Thursday, Week III, 1435 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Proper of Seasons: 489 Psalter: Thursday, Week I ... discuss

Ever have something that seems to control your mind, but no matter how much you try to let go of it, it is always there taunting you? I think this is particularly true if you have been deeply hurt an ... discuss

In the morning of April 10, 1912, 38-year-old Mrs. Grace Peters died at Columbus Hospital in Chicago. She had been taken to the hospital after having taken very ill in her home on April 4.When asked w ... discuss

I found this photo in a newspaper while I was doing research for the Cemetery of Choice.It indicates that 24-year-old Nadine DuPont died January 21, 1984 in Detroit, Michigan after an abortion at Harp ... discuss

“A law which violates an innocent person’s natural right to life is unjust and, as such, is not valid as a law” – Evangelium Vitae 90. Reflection: The Church does not say that l ... discuss

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Here is an email I shared with a work associate. I share it to reveal how powerfully catechesis can be both in life and in death, both in yours and others.________________[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 ... discuss

Image source: ancoraonline.it.On Friday, as I’m sure most of you know, the Vatican Press released Pope Francis’ post-synodal exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love). Predictably, everyone wh ... discuss

Handmade Jesus BannerIf Jesus ran for public office today, what would He do? This may seem to be a hypothetical question. In a way it is. This is to get us to ponder how to follow Jesus in the politi ... discuss

I know, I know... the movie Mona Lisa Smile is considered "old" by most people who are used to only seeking out the latest and greatest but it's only 13 years old. I've been watching (and re ... discuss

Embraced by Grace. – A Florida Christian Adoption Agency Florida Christian Adoption Agency in Orlando, FL. Embraced by Grace, Inc. offers services to help your adoption run as smoothly and pr ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1054 Complementary Psalmody: 1655 (Midafternoon) Proper of Seasons: 724 (antiphon, reading, concluding prayer) Midafternoon Prayer for Wednesd ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1054 Proper of Seasons: 723 Psalter: Wednesday, Week III, 1426 Midday Prayer for Wednesday in Week 3 of Easter, using the Current Psalmody God ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1054 Complementary Psalmody: 1651 (Midmorning) Proper of Seasons: 723 (antiphon, reading, concluding prayer) Midmorning Prayer for Wednesday i ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1049 Proper of Seasons: 721 Psalter: Wednesday, Week III, 1420 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Proper of Seasons: 486 Psalter: Wednesday, Week ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1045 Proper of Seasons: 718 Psalter: Wednesday, Week III, 1415 Office of Readings for Wednesday in Week 3 of Easter God, come to my assistance ... discuss

Washington D.C., Apr 12, 2016 / 04:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In his apostolic exhortation Amoris laetitia Pope Francis is helping priests to be better pastors, not giving individual consciences the ulti ... discuss

Yesterday I preached from Mark 12:18-27.  In this text, Jesus was in His final week of His earthly life prior to the crucifixion and subsequent resurrection.  As He arrived in Jerusalem during the ... discuss

Several years ago while attending seminary, a person asked me, “Would John Calvin be welcomed to partake in the Lord’s Supper in your church?”  I was serving as a pastor of a local ... discuss

On April 12, the Church commemorates the feast of St. Teresa of the Andes, a Discalced Carmelite mystic and the first Chilean to be beatified or canonized.  St. Teresa of the Andes is the patron ... discuss

born in 1686, became a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 1711, but in 1714, at the death of Queen Anne, he became a non-Juror: that is to say, he found himself unable to take the required oath ... discuss

Georgios Aggelopoulos was born in Dimitsana, Arcadia prefecture in 1746 to poor parents. A studious child, Georgios attended school at Dimitsana before continuing his education in Athens for two years ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given thine only Son to be unto us both a sacrifice for sin, and also an ensample of godly life; Give us grace that we may always most thankfully receive that his in ... discuss

Excerpt below from Revive Our Hearts:Now, today I want us to look at another lesser known poet and hymn writer who provided us a gospel song that’s been a great blessing to many.Her name was L ... discuss

“Church order is probably one of the things Presbyterians are best known for. Each church in the PCA has to subscribe to the Book of Church Order, which basically tells each church how the they ... discuss

I appeal therefore to the organizers of T4G to remove C.J. Mahaney not only from the roster of speakers but also from the organization itself. It gives me no pleasure to write that sentence. I do not ... discuss

This language from the first part of Dort 5.4 is in stark contrast with much of the Wesleyan (and Nazarene) doctrine of Christian perfectionism. The tone is rather different from the way some modern R ... discuss

We live in an age where “speaking your mind” is considered a virtue and a hailed as a sign of good leadership. But is this trait something the Bible commends? Should Christians be known for “spe ... discuss

Thomas Cole, the Course of Empire: DestructionThe mallet strikes hard wood and there you are, in the defendant chair. A court has been convened, the judge sits high on the bench robbed in black, and ... discuss

Washington D.C., Apr 9, 2016 / 06:57 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Reflecting on Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation on love in the family, two professors at the John Paul II Institute have emphasized the clos ... discuss

I trust you are enjoying your weekend as it begins to get underway. Aileen is off at a conference today so I’m pulling double-duty here at home. Then we swap for next week as I head down ... discuss

Such “holy and lawful laughter” is contagious and inviting. It includes rather than excludes. The inviting and inclusive nature of holy laughter is witnessed in vs. 6, when Sarah notes tha ... discuss

Doctor Brian Clowes and I are on our way back to Virginia from the Philippines. We had a whirlwind week, speaking to many laity, priests, bishops, and seminarians about the need to be bold and faithfu ... discuss

The Bible Project has released a series of motion graphic videos called – Read Scripture.  From that series (yes, it has an app too), they have provided a video overview of the book of the Psa ... discuss

The saint of the day for April 8 is St. Julie Billiart,  a French religious leader who founded, and was the first Superior General of, the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.  ... discuss

(1796-1877) is considered to be the father of the Episcopal Church School Movement in the United States. He was a Protestant Episcopal clergyman in the Episcopal Church in the United States of America ... discuss

What hasn’t been publicly seen from Driscoll however, is any show of heartfelt brokenness at, or apology for, mistakes made. I’d argue that as a public figure, any repentance and restorati ... discuss

In the series "Not everything biblical is Christian" I've stayed on Bible texts specifically. For those who know the lingo, I have been proof-texting, pulling up a text, contrasting it to the life of ... discuss

Rembrandt: The Stoning of St. StephenDuring the Easter season I like to read the Acts of the Apostles and the post Resurrection gospel passages. They are all about Christian witness, i.e., evangelizat ... discuss

On the eve of two historic prayer gatherings on Saturday, April 9—UnitedCry DC16 in the nation’s capital and AzusaNow in Los Angeles—one local Bound4LIFE leader shares her personal story of why ... discuss

It happened again. A popular preacher said something in a sermon, it made its way to social media, and lots of people got upset. This happens quite often, doesn’t it? I rarely pay attention ... discuss

In perhaps the most famous passage of Scripture in the New Testament, Jesus made a statement to a man named Nicodemus that has echoed through history.  Jesus said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, ... discuss

A struggle with words reveals what we really love most. It reveals what we worship, what we’ve set our hearts on. Unkind words are not the problem but a byproduct of the real problem: idolatrou ... discuss

We need to man up and acknowledge where complementarianism provides a cover for abuse. For a movement that prides itself on promoting manly men, the powers that be seem reluctant to engage in meaningf ... discuss

In 2014, after speaking at Cairn University, Alistair Begg sat down for a conversation with Jonathan Master, Dean of the School of Divinty. Wednesday @ Westminster: What are the Decrees of God? ... discuss

Followed By The God of Grace Be sure to read Garrett Kell’s story of being followed by God: “It was early in my junior year at Virginia Tech—and I felt like everywhere I turne ... discuss

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Her life story could have come straight out of a soap opera. As a newborn, Grace Poe was abandoned in a Catholic church and adopted by movie star parents, giving her a pow ... discuss

6 April AD 1528 Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), a native of Nuernberg, Germany, was one of the most learned of Renaissance artists and ranked among the great minds of Humanism. His paintings and woodcut ... discuss

Christopher Love had a great word for what wells up in my heart in these moments—oversuperciliousness. That isn’t a fancy word for holiness. It’s a fancy word for being filled with abominable pr ... discuss

Question #1: “Is there any revelation outside of the Bible?” Take for example, the topic of obesity, one of the greatest sin-problems in America; has God revealed any truth about this topic outsid ... discuss

He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,2 T ... discuss

Pro-life advocates marked another victory for women and children on March 25—as Florida Governor Rick Scott signed HB 1411, a state law which restricts abortion through several provisions. Florida b ... discuss

“God is faithful, and he will not allow you to be tried beyond your strength. But together with the trial he will also provide a way out and the strength to bear it” (1 Corinthians 10:13 ... discuss

Last week, I wrote an article about the problems that I personally perceive regarding the ministry of Andy Stanley.  I learned a great lesson from that article.  I can call out false teachers for h ... discuss

Today’s Kindle deals include The NIV Zondervan Study Bible edited by D.A. Carson ($3.99); The Grace of Repentance by Sinclair Ferguson ($2.99); Discovering the God Who Is by R. ... discuss

“At the heart of the biblical answer is the fact that baptism is primarily God’s sign and seal of his covenant of grace rather than an action we perform when we believe.   If a person is bap ... discuss

The ministry has to help the congregation understand difficult and hard things in Scripture. But without learning this will not be possible. Unless ministers themselves have studied these “difficult ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. In Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, many plantation owners take comfort in the knowledge that their humane, benevolent way treatment of slaves does not deba ... discuss

Yesterday morning, I preached from Mark 12:13-17.  The text is well known and familiar to most Christians.  Although it’s often repeated casually, it happens to be one of the most profound st ... discuss

\"Being apostles of mercy means touching and soothing the wounds that today afflict the bodies and souls of many of our brothers and sisters.” “Curing these wounds, we profess Jesus, w ... discuss

Whatever else is true about this modern-day Reformed resurgence, this much is indisputable: We love our conferences. We love the experience of gathering together and hearing from our favorite ... discuss

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On April 4, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, which is the coming of the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary to announce to her the special mission God had chosen for her in bei ... discuss

(2016 - Superseded By the Annunciation of the BVM)(Latin: Sanctus Ambrosius, "Ambrosius episcopus Mediolanensis"; Italian: Sant'Ambrogio; Lombard: Sant'Ambroeus) (c. 340 – 4 April 397), Bishop of Mi ... discuss

Pohl’s Introduction on these “Four Practices That Sustain Community” is both refreshing and convicting. They could easily be summed up in one word: integrity. Even as I look at the wider culture ... discuss

Fr. George RutlerIt was not enough for Professor Albert Einstein to tell the priest and physicist Father Georges Lemaître that his hypothesis of the Big Bang, which he called the “First Atomic Mome ... discuss

Peace, Forgiveness, Blessings, Belief, LifeJohn 20:19-31John's Gospel recounts for us the events of that first Easter Sunday evening, and also a week later. And as we stand, a week out from our own E ... discuss

This book is part memoir, part spiritual reflections. This author, Kate Grosmaire, writes about the tragic shooting death of her teenage daughter. This is a strongly Catholic book. This family set ... discuss

Note: This article is taken from Society of St. Vincent Ferrer.(1) Creation - According to very ancient sources, March 25th is the day of creation. Contrary to the false science and errors of evoluti ... discuss

Albert Martin’s The Forgotten Fear is a very good book on a much neglected topic. I reviewed my notes for it this week and was struck again by the urgency of the subject. In the bookR ... discuss

  On one occasion, I heard these words: My daughter, tell the whole world about My Inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especia ... discuss

I can’t sleep tonight because I’m appalled with the ongoing paradox of Christians having and encouraging abortions as a response to an unplanned pregnancy. I want to say “It can’t be true! ... discuss

Sunday of Divine Mercy “But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, ‘We have seen the Lord.’ But he s ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life; We humbly beseech thee that, as by thy special grace pr ... discuss

Benedictions have become one of my favorite pastoral privileges. I can’t imagine ending a worship service with, “See you next week,” or “You’re dismissed,” when I c ... discuss

“Friends, are you resting in the finished work of Jesus Christ for you? In the midst of your spiritual conflict or personal holy war, are you presently finding comfort in the Gospel? If you are ... discuss

“If adoption is justification, adoption’s distinctively celebrated splendor lacks any “justification.” Among other problems, it becomes impossible to entertain Puritan celebration of adopt ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life; We humbly beseech thee that, as by thy special grace pr ... discuss

“The comfortable moments when I pat myself on the back for how well I am doing are the moments that should alarm me the most. I need to reach for the glasses of Christ-like humility, remembering ... discuss

“From university campuses to political campaigns to the public square, we find ourselves seemingly incapable of amicable exchange. To be sure, the situation is a bit more complex than a mere cal ... discuss

In the 2015 G3 Conference, Steven Lawson preached on the subject of The God Breathed Word.  What does it mean that God breathed out His Word?  You can view the full sermon below. What is Faith? ... discuss

God has seen fit to bring significant diversity to Grace Fellowship Church. Every Sunday we worship as a community of Christians that spans the world, its continents, and its cultures. Yet for ... discuss

In 1997, where the relics of Blessed Faustina are kept, John Paul II addressed the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy with these words: \"At no time and in no historical period - especially at a moment ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life; We humbly beseech thee that, as by thy special grace pr ... discuss

“Repentance is what he preaches. Repentance is what he desires. Repentance is what we desire. Repentance is a characteristic of those enjoying the Kingdom of Heaven; at least this is so until t ... discuss

The “things” that are either hidden or revealed are the content of Jesus’ teaching. Let’s remember that He has just unleashed a blistering critique upon the religious leaders. These were the w ... discuss

Prayer to St. Faustina O Jesus, who filled Saint Faustina with profound veneration for the boundless mercy, deign, if it be, Your holy will, to grant me through her intercession, the grace for which I ... discuss

Andy Stanley knows the Bible.  As the son of the popular Baptist pastor, Dr. Charles Stanley, he has grown up under Bible teaching and preaching.  As a pastor of a very large megachurch, North Poin ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life; We humbly beseech thee that, as by thy special grace pr ... discuss

The only alternative is the Covenant of Grace, in which God delivers the blessings of His kingdom, His rule within our hearts and minds, through the merit and grace of Christ freely received by faith. ... discuss

We cannot be exactly like Jesus, but we can be like Daniel, like the saints in Jerusalem, and like the brothers in Ephesus. We cannot be perfect and sinless, but we can be transparent and reputable, a ... discuss

The psalm closes, “Your testimonies are righteous forever; Give me understanding that I may live.” God’s unchanging and righteous Word is where we go when we ask the Lord to give us understandin ... discuss

 Mother Angelica Founders of the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) Dies Easter Sunday at 92By Ernest Ohlhoff Mother Angelica, whose vision for a global Catholic television networ ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life; We humbly beseech thee that, as by thy special grace pr ... discuss

(Superseded by Holy Saturday)Venerable John Climacus of Sinai, Author of "the Ladder" Saint John of the Ladder is honored by Holy Church as a great ascetic and author of the renowned spiritual book ca ... discuss

Sixth Day\"Today bring to Me The Meek and Humble Souls and the Souls of  Little Children and immerse them in My mercy. These souls most closely resemble My Heart. They strengthened Me during My ... discuss

In the 2016 G3 Conference, Anthony Mathenia spoke on the subject of “The Trinity and Synergistic Sanctification.”  You will find this helpful to your soul. Four Warnings for Your Twentie ... discuss

Have you ever said something dumb—something really, really dumb? Have you ever said something so dumb that you cringe to even allow the memory to crawl back into your mind? We all have at on ... discuss

A Blessed Feast of our Lord's Resurrection to all of you!As Catholics, Easter for us is not only a Sunday holiday.  The Feast of our Lord's Resurrection (i.e. Easter) takes place over the equival ... discuss

“We have seen more involvement this second time around,” said Shawn, the 40 Days for Life leader in West Bloomfield, “with groups from at least three different congregations joining ... discuss

“We met up with my friend and her children at the prayer vigil on the steps of the Supreme Court as the sun was setting. Rev. Patrick Mahoney, director of the Christian Defense Coalition, and D ... discuss

Many people today are repackaging the gospel into an acceptable product for the culture around us.  This often happens through slick ministries led by slick ministers who are dedicated to their met ... discuss

The issue of homosexuality is multifaceted. There is the question moral cultural degradation just mentioned. There is the most important issue of pastoral ministry, even to the most promiscuous. There ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. “The Child is father of the Man”—William Wordsworth Without leisure, play, recreation, art, and worship, man lacks contact with the divine attributes of God philoso ... discuss

When St. Gall, the companion of St. Columbanus, died in Switzerland in 640, a monastery was built over the place of his burial. This became the famous monastery of St. Gall, one of the most influentia ... discuss

From the Catholic HeraldMother Angelica: a far-sighted pioneer (CNS)The Poor Clare nun established EWTN in 1980 and saw it become the world's largest religious media networkMother Angelica, the founde ... discuss

“...Just as he told them.”Luke 22:7-20Jesus always seems to have an eye on the future. Some might call him “forward-looking” or even “visionary”. He says something will happen, and it do ... discuss

My youngest child is about to turn 10 years old and will soon be joining her two siblings in the double digits. This means that Aileen and I have graduated—we have graduated from parenting l ... discuss

Yesterday morning I preached on the central hope of Christianity – the resurrection of Christ.  It was a good day of worship and we as a church witnessed several people follow Jesus in believe ... discuss

For all the peeps from Medjugorje(and anyone else)...our Mercy Retreat Theme!     ... discuss

Fourth Day\"Today bring to Me Those Who Do Not Believe In God and Those Who Do Not Yet Know Me. I was thinking also of them during My bitter Passion, and their future zeal comforted My heart. Immerse ... discuss

Today’s Kindle deals include 3 titles by Philip Ryken: Grace Transforming, Kingdom Come!, and Loving Jesus More at $1.99 each. Also consider the brand new book Expository Apolo ... discuss

As with Jacob and Esau there are always two kinds of people in the visible church: those who are outward members, who participate in the external administration and those who, by grace alone, through ... discuss

Are you facing a mountain that looks too high for you to climb? A valley that seems so dark you’ll never get out? Is there someone in your life that seems too hard for you to love? A temptation that ... discuss

“So substitution is not a “theory of the atonement.” Nor is it even an additional image to take its place as an option alongside the others. It is rather the essence of each image and the he ... discuss

(2016 - Superseded by Easter Sunday)During the Spanish-American War (1898), arising from a dispute over Cuba and Puerto Rico, the United States also acquired Guam and the Philippines. (For a brief not ... discuss

Hallelujah................He is Risen!!!The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life; We humbly besee ... discuss

Not surprisingly, this was a busy week for letters to the editor. I say it is not surprising because of the article I wrote on Monday concerning public schools and their teachers. The majority ... discuss

A ... discuss

Second Day\"Today bring to Me the Souls of Priests and Religious and immerse them in My unfathomable mercy. It was they who gave Me strength to endure My bitter Passion. Through them as through channe ... discuss

“Even though you know in your head that your salvation was accomplished solely by the grace of God apart from your own works, do you sometimes wonder if God accepts you?”   In 1994, I ... discuss

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Question: "Doesn't the 101st canon of the Council of Trullo forbid the use of communion spoons? Why are the laity not allowed to receive communion in the hand and from the chalice, as they did at the ... discuss

the crown of thorns and the cross of Jesus Christ When I was a child, Easter was about coloring eggs and biting the ears off chocolate bunnies. I knew that a lot of people went to church on Easter, bu ... discuss

As we celebrate the resurrection of Christ this weekend, it would be good to listen to good preaching on this subject.  John MacArthur preached on “The Resurrection Gospel” from 1 Corint ... discuss

Today begins the Divine Mercy Novena..I will be posting each day here throughout: Divine Mercy Novena Jesus further asked that this Feast of the Divine Mercy be preceded by a Novena of Chaplets to the ... discuss

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(2016 - Superseded by Good Friday)In the first chapter of Luke we read how the angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she had been chosen to be the mother of the Christ, and how Mary answered, ... discuss

We are wayward and fickle and our hearts are prone to wander. We doubt God’s goodness and question his love for us. Yet God is faithful. Because of Christ’s work on our behalf, and through ... discuss

The truth of definite atonement is a comforting and practical truth!  Jesus didn’t just die to make salvation possible for me if I respond rightly.  He died to actually save me and my wandering he ... discuss

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Have you talked with someone who doubted the resurrection of Christ?  Many people don’t believe that God exists.  In spite of all of the knowledge surrounding us in this world, they refuse to ... discuss

Today we conclude our series on the character of the Christian. We have been exploring how the various character qualifications of elders are actually God’s calling on all Christians. While ... discuss

Holy Thursday celebrates especially the institution of the Mass at the Last Supper as the Sacrifice and Sacrament of Christian unity. On this day also, Jesus first shared His priesthood with men by or ... discuss

Walter Hilton was an innovator. He was the first man to write a book of mysticism in the English language. At that time, Latin was the language of the church--although Wycliffe and his Lollards had wo ... discuss

What music does do is affect us emotionally. It can soften our hearts to listen or inspire a sense of expectancy. It can make transitions seem less choppy. It can cover up extraneous noises and set ... discuss

If you are seeking a pastor who is utterly free from all sin and its effects, you’ll seek in vain.  James, writing in context about church leadership, says that “we all stumble in many ways.  An ... discuss

So with Schaff’s progressivism and Nevin’s extreme objectivism, where the force of the church and of the sacraments was all objective and external, it was no surprise that the German Reformed Chur ... discuss

All this should be a warning to us not to identify the Promised Land with any particular nation, or particular piece of real estate. The covenant promises of God regarding land do not apply to America ... discuss

Another year celebrating Lily's birthday has come and gone. My mind can hardly comprehend I'd have a big 6-year-old now. I have been blown away by the amount of people who remembered Lily this mo ... discuss

Though I didn’t know it when I began, this article would come to hang on a single moment, a single moment of temptation. On Saturday I found myself musing on personal holiness and the joyful ... discuss

In the 2016 G3 Conference, Steven Lawson preached on the subject of “The Trinity and Sanctification.”  This sermon is worthy of your time – especially as you consider the importanc ... discuss

As he sought to minister to them some, like Goering and Hess, had little time for his message, yet they appreciated his ministry. For Sauckel, Keitel, Frick and Ribbentrop it was different. As they me ... discuss

God knows you individually, intimately. He discerns your thoughts from afar and knows every word you’ll ever say before it ever reaches your tongue. He knows every individual star. Every individual ... discuss

  “While Coral Ridge leadership has not had contact with Tchividjian since his resignation last summer, when we learned of his confession, our leadership immediately sought to verify the facts. ... discuss

This past week, I had the opportunity to speak to a group of open-air preachers at The Herald Society conference in Florida.  This is my third time speaking to a group of open-air preachers and I&# ... discuss

 Abortion, deep pain, and the need to forgiveBy Dave Andrusko This post by Theresa Bonopartis is so nuanced, so intricate, so painful and brave that it signals one thing to me: say s ... discuss

We are now in our tenth year of public schooling, and between our three children we have totaled twenty-two school years of public education. This has taken place in a limited context, of cour ... discuss

Propers for Tuesday before EasterThe Collect.O LORD God, whose blessed Son, our Saviour, gave his back to the smiters and hid not his face from shame; Grant us grace to take joyfully the sufferings of ... discuss

“Convinced the spiritual interests of children needed advocacy in the church, Warfield labored for them in his theological writings, even though he had no children of his own. In three essays in ... discuss

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Grace DeStefano has been fighting for the last seven years for her right to bake a cake. ... discuss

As Twitter marks its 10th Anniversary on March 21, this social media platform highlights the power of one voice—and the power of many. It used to be people could only gather together at a protest to ... discuss

in the course of his lifetime was both rewarded and punished for his firm adherence to principle. He was born in 1637 and reared by his half-sister Anne and her husband the well-known angler Izaak Wal ... discuss




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