Monday, December 12, 2011
Letting God be with us
"...and they shall be him Emmanuel, meaning God with us." Matthew 1:23
It can be harder than we think to let God be with us, but Fr John Brian gives a sermon on how we can do it. There are several things that we have to be willing to do.
Let go, let God can be just a slogan to some, but in order to enjoy the benefits of Christian spirituality we need to live it.
Fr John Brian uses the example of Joseph from Matthew Chapter 1 and the final words from Peter's first Epistle (chapter 5) to bring light to darker times.
This sermon uses and refers to scripture readings appointed by the Syrian Malankara calendar and was given on Sunday, December 11, 2011 by Fr. John-Brian Paprock at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Mission Chapel, Madison, Wisconsin.
"Called to Divine Nature" is the theme of an open and free mini-retreat in Madison, January 21, 2012 hosted by Holy Transfiguration Mission. Pre-registration by email or voicemail by January 8 is encouraged.
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