Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Humility is Not Criminal Thinking

Humility is Not Criminal Thinking

On International Forgiveness Day, which is the first Sunday in August annually since 1996, Fr John Brian entered into a discussion of how some Christians can develop a serious problem in their spiritual life. He used the modern therapuetic term, "criminal thinking" to explain the spiritual teachings in this Sunday's scripture lessons.

"Whoever exalts himself will be humbled..." Luke 14:11
"The soul of the diligent shall be enriched" Proverbs 13:4

This homiletic sermon with scripture commentary walks through Proverb 13:1-7; Isaiah 24:1-5; I Corinthians 6:1-11; Luke 14:7-11 and the beginning of Psalm 22. The sermon uses the readings from the Malankara lectionary.

This sermon given on Sunday, August 2, 2009 by Fr John Brian Paprock at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Mission Chapel, Madison, Wisconsin.

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