Sermons from the East

Are we Faithful enough?

Are we Faithful enough?

The Gospel this Sunday, Jan. 8 (Epiphany) Matthew 2:1-12 New International Version (NIV) 2 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi[a] from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” 3 When […]

A season for everything

A season for everything

The Gospel this Sunday (New Year) Matthew 2:13-23 New International Version (NIV) 13 When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.” 14 So he got […]

Who are we celebrating this Christmas? God or Mammon?

Who are we celebrating this Christmas? God or Mammon?

The Gospel on the Sunday of Nativity Luke 2:15-20 New International Version (NIV) 15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” 16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying […]

How to bring Immanuel…

How to bring Immanuel…

The Gospel for the fourth Sunday of Advent. Matthew 1:18-24 New International Version (NIV) 18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about[a]: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet[b] did […]

It is when we are weak that we are strong

It is when we are weak that we are strong

The Gospel for the third Sunday of Advent. Matthew 11:2-11New International Version (NIV) 2 When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples3 to ask him, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?”4 Jesus replied,“Go back and report to John what you hear and see:5 The blind receive sight, […]

Certainty of uncertainness

Certainty of uncertainness

AS we observe the first Sunday of Advent, the first season of the Christian year leading to Christmas, we are reminded by the gospel (Matthew 24:37-44) that we are both waiting for the birth of Jesus and his second coming, when he will judge both the living and the dead. We are thus admonished by the gospel writers to always be […]

The Leadership Challenge

The Leadership Challenge

AS we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King this Sunday, the gospel (Luke 23:35-43) tells us what  kingship is all about and what to expect from those we serve and try to lead. It is important to understand that for Christians, the meaning of kingship should be taken in the context of the life and passion of our Lord […]

Never tire to do Good always

Never tire to do Good always

DOING good all the time is the right thing to do, even if we don’t have to for this is how we strengthen and live up with our covenant with God. In second Thessalonians, the Apostle Paul told the Church of the Thessalonians that they “should never tire of doing what is good” and that they should never be idle, […]