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Sunday Sermon Series June 2, 2024

Whether you call them homilies, sermons, or talks, there’s a lot you can learn from the spiritual leaders in our community. While in a perfect world, you’d have time to listen to everyone, that simply isn’t possible for most with limited time to spare. To help, we’ve surfaced and summarized the teachings from the audio sermons of some of the most influential priests and pastors from around town and in the Christian sphere.

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Fr. Mike Schmitz

In this homily, Fr. Mike Schmitz discusses the difference between ignorance and indifference in the context of the Eucharist. He argues that indifference is a greater danger than ignorance because indifference means not caring even when you know something.

Fr. Mike gives an example from his own life of how he went from indifference to care about the Eucharist. He explains that he was raised Catholic but did not enjoy going to church. However, after reading a book about the Eucharist, he had a powerful realization that Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist. This newfound knowledge transformed his life.

Fr. Mike also tells a story about a young girl in China who risked her life to preserve the Eucharist after the Communist Party came to power. This story illustrates the kind of love and devotion that the Eucharist can inspire.

Fr. Mike Schmitz concludes his homily by saying that we don’t need more knowledge about Jesus in the Eucharist, but more love for Jesus in the Eucharist. He prays that this Feast of Corpus Christi will help all of us to grow in our love for Jesus.

Listen to the full version here.

Buckhead Church

What Our World Needs Right Now

Joel Thomas talks about how the fruits of the spirit are all about love and grace, and how God is always there for us. He emphasizes the importance of restoring people who have made mistakes, rather than condemning them.

Joel says that the goal is to be in the restoration business and that we should show up for people when they are caught in sin. He says that the way we catch people matters, and that we should ask ourselves if we are catching people the way we would want to be caught.

He ends the sermon by praying that God will help us to transform the way we catch people, and to make our churches the safest place to stumble and fall.

Listen to the full version here.

Cathedral of Christ The King

The homily by Deacon Chris Andronaco is about the importance of the Eucharist in the Catholic Church. He talks about the real presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist and how it is the source and summit of our faith. He also explains the mystery of the Eucharist and how it connects us to God and to each other.

Deacon Chris Andronaco emphasizes the Eucharist as the core principle of the Catholic faith. He explains it as the physical embodiment of Jesus Christ, a sacrifice for our sins, a sacrament for deepening our connection with God, and ultimately, a source of peace and strength for believers.

Deacon Andronaco also talks about the importance of going to mass on Sunday. He says that this is where we are fed the Eucharist. He also talks about the importance of reverence for the Eucharist. He says that we should believe in the real presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.

Listen to the full version here.

Passion City Church

All Consuming Fire

Louie Giglio starts the sermon by explaining the imagery of the four living creatures and the Lamb of God in the book of Revelation. He then dives into the concept of God’s wrath. Giglio argues that God’s wrath is a result of his holiness colliding with unholy things. While God is gracious, he also has wrath for those who reject him.

According to Giglio, the book of Revelation depicts a time of reckoning where unrighteousness will be judged. People who have turned away from God will face his wrath, while those who are faithful will be rewarded. Giglio emphasizes that God’s wrath is revealed alongside his grace.

The sermon concludes with a call to action. Giglio encourages listeners to turn to Jesus and embrace the gospel. He warns against complacency and emphasizes the importance of staying watchful and keeping the faith.

Listen to the full version here.

Trinity Anglican Church

Pastor Kris McDaniel starts the sermon with a prayer and readings from Deuteronomy, Psalm, and 2 Thessalonians. The reading from Deuteronomy talks about observing the Sabbath day and keeping it holy. The passage from Psalm talks about God knowing us and His unfailing love. The reading from 2 Thessalonians talks about not proclaiming oneself but proclaiming Jesus Christ as Lord.

Kris McDaniel then delivers his message. He argues that there is a difference between the letter and the spirit of the rule. He says that people tend to focus on the rules and forget the reason behind the rules. Sabbath keeping is a spiritual discipline meant to create a framework for life to grow. People these days tend to fall into two extremes: legalistic rule-following or giving up on the rules altogether.

He then proposes that Sabbath keeping is a habit of resting and acknowledging that we are not in control. It is a time to reflect on where we might have lost something and allow God to restore us. Jesus’ message throughout the passage is about saving lives and restoring what is broken.

Listen to the full version here.

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