2017

November 27

Chosen and Destined by the Father

St. Peter reminds the persecuted churches in Asia Minor that they have been chosen and destined by God the Father to become his children and to share in all that belongs to Jesus.

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November 24

The Gift of Presence

Debbie gives important advice about how to live in the present moment. 

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November 23

The One Thing Necessary

Debbie discusses humility and obedience as essential characteristics that allow us to receive.

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November 22

Learning to Receive

Debbie discusses how to cultivate an attitude of receptivity through prayer and trust.

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November 21

Tell Me Who I Am!

Debbie shares about the importance of receiving our identity from the Lord.

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November 20

The Art of Being, Not Doing

Debbie talks about the cultural pressure to find our value in “doing” and how we can peacefully love out our vocation as women.

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November 17

Time of Decision

God’s judgment, his severe mercy, is upon the world. 

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November 16

Unfruitful Works of Darkness

St. Paul identifies the core problem that plagues our society today.

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November 15

Shared Pretense

The constant temptation of the human race is to construct a life, a society on our own terms, apart from God. 

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November 14

Harvey Weinstein

God is a father who disciplines those whom he loves.

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November 13

Jesus Sets Things Right

Jesus shows us how we are called to live, how we can reach the fulfillment of all our deepest desires.

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November 10

Do You Want God or Not?

That is the key question for the world and for the church. There is a way out of the chaos of our times, the simple secret of humble surrender and loving devotion to God.

 

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November 9

Imitate the Angel of Peace

God reveals to us through the Angel of Fatima and through the children of Fatima that the worlds destiny, its desire for peace in the world and the human heart can be found in one place.

 

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November 8

Follow the Children

What is the way forward for each one of us at this time of great challenge for the Church in this chaotic, secularizing culture: follow the example of the children of Fatima. 

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November 7

The Angel of Peace

The Angel that appeared to the children of Fatima was sent by Jesus to teach the kids how to pray, how to prepare themselves to receive the message of Our Lady.

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November 6

Our Lady of Aparecida

Peter describes the amazing things happening in the Church in Brazil.

 

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November 3

Decision Time

Jesus waits our response to his offer of salvation. 

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November 2

From the Power of Satan to God

St. Paul gives us the precious words of Jesus, in detail, as he describes the very essence of evangelization.

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November 1

St. Paulís Proclamation

Open their eyes, lead them for darkness to light, from the power of Satan to God. 

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October 31

St. Peterís Proclamation

There is no other name under heaven and earth though whom we can have our sins forgiven. 

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October 30

The Forgiveness of Sins

The mercy being offered through evangelization is the forgiveness of sins. All of have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

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October 27

The Normal Christian Life

Peter reflects on the amazing way in which the Lord shows us through Dr. Horton’s life what’s possible for every disciple who gives God permission. 

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October 26

Mission in China

Dr. Horton shares how the Lord opened doors to share the Gospel with colleagues in China. 

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October 25

Signs and Wonders

Dr. Horton begins to pray for healing and conversion for friends and colleagues. 

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October 24

Stepping Out

Dr. Horton shares how the Lord healed and equipped him for the work of ministry. 

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October 23

Confronting the Darkness

Dr. Horton shares the story of facing unexpected hardship and the call to repentance and conversion.

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October 20

Living in Freedom

Lloyd shares what he’s learned about leading men and women into the freedom of the sons and daughters of God.

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October 19

International Catholic Missions

Lloyd tells the story of how he and Nancy began their international mission work. 

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October 18

We Belong to Him

Lloyd shares how the Lord took him deeper into mission and service to the poor. 

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October 17

Give God Permission

Lloyd shares how learning to “give God permission” became a point of dynamic change in his life and faith.

 

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October 16

Lloydís Conversion

Lloyd shares the inspirational story of how he came to faith in Jesus in the Catholic Church.

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October 13

Miracle of the Sun

The Miracle of the Sun, which happened one hundred years ago today, confirmed the truth of the Marian apparitions of Fatima.

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October 12

The Third Secret

The Third Secret give to the children of Fatima spoke of the attack on the Pope, the persecution and suffering of the Church, and the triumph of Mary’s Immaculate Heart.

 

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October 11

The First and Second Secret

The vision of Hell, devotion of Immaculate Heart of Mary and consecration of Russia.

 

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October 10

Becoming Children of God

The children of Fatima show us the kind of childlike faith, trust and obedience that the Lord desires for each of us. 

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October 9

The Children of Fatima

Peter begins to share the story of the three children of Fatima.

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October 6

Follow Me

Have you said yes to Jesus’ call? 

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October 5

Wholesome Fear

St. Francis, that joyful soul, produced a “wholesome fear” in the hearts of those who heard him preach, even the rich and the powerful. 

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October 4

Memorial to St. Francis

St. Francis took Jesus at his word. 

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October 3

Your Destiny

Do you understand your destiny in Christ?

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October 2

Chosen and Sanctified

St. Paul identifies a fundamental characteristic of a Christian mind: the awareness that we are chosen, beloved and called by God.

 

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September 29

Tools for Growing in the Lord

Debbie shares key themes and strategies she emphasizes in helping young women grow in the Lord. 

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September 28

Debbie Herbeck on the Growing Mission of Be Love Revolution

Debbie shares key elements of BLR.

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September 27

Interview with Debbie Herbeck and Emma Nowak

Emma shares her experience of coming alive in her faith through Pine Hills Camp and BLR.

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September 26

Interview with Debbie Herbeck and Jane Vogel

Debbie and Jane describe the values 

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September 25

What is the Be Love Revolution?

Debbie describes the vision and ministry of the Be Love Revolution. 

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September 22

Dr. Williamsonís Testimony

Dr. Williamson provides a short and inspiring account of his own personal encounter with Jesus and the transformational change it made in his life. 

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September 21

Confirmatory Sources

Dr. Williamson identifies other historical evidence supporting Jesus in New Testament letters, writings of Roman and Jewish historians of the period, archeological evidence and historical effects of the life and ministry of Jesus.

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September 20

Do Miracles Undermine Reliability?

Dr. Williamson describes on the miracle accounts actually strengthen document reliability of the Gospels.

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September 19

Credibility of the Documents

Dr. Williamson makes a strong case for the high degree of reliability of the Four Gospels.

 

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September 18

Reliability of Biblical Manuscripts

Dr. Peter Williamson presents a clear picture of the enormous manuscript evidence in support of the reliability of the Bible as an accurate historical source for Jesus.

 

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September 15

Being a Catholic Prosecutor

Scott shares how his faith is informing his work on a daily basis. 

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September 14

The Gift of Being Open to Life

Scott shares why the teaching of the Church in Humane Vitae was so life changing.

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September 13

The Experience of God

Scott talks about his quick return to the Catholic Church and the revolutionary experience of the teaching of Humane Vitae! 

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September 12

In or Out of the Catholic Church

Scott shares the story of exiting the Catholic church but quickly being challenged by a business partner to reconsider. 

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September 11

Catholic or Protestant?

Scott shares his journey of being challenged to live his faith as a college freshman. 

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September 8

Show Forth His Glory

We, the Church, are called to show forth the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ to a world that has fallen from glory. 

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September 7

The Twin Towers

The tragedy of 9/11 reveals the fading glory of this passing world.

 

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September 6

Obtaining the Glory

St. Paul tells us that we can obtain “the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ” through the gospel.

 

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September 5

Listen to Him

God the Father has something to tell each and every one of us: listen to Jesus!

 

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September 4

Transfiguration

Peter, James and John are given a glimpse of the majestic glory of Jesus, the Father’s beloved Son. 

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September 1

Be Perfect

The call to holiness is at the heart of what it means to be a disciple. 

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August 31

What Must I Do?

Tom discusses key elements of what the Bible and the Church says about salvation.

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August 30

Where did the Bible Come From?

Tom discusses the tripod of the fonts of revelation: Scripture, Tradition, Magisterium. 

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August 29

Peter, the Rock

Tom discusses the founding of the Church on the Rock of Peter. 

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August 28

What Jesus Did Do?

Tom Nash shares with us why he wrote his new book and what’s in it. 

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August 25

Discovering Your Call

John shares how to his great surprise the Lord had more in store for him than he ever realized. 

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August 24

Missionary Discipleship

John reminds us that Jesus wants to lead each of us into his mission of building his Kingdom.

 

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August 23

Love and Money

John shares how he learned, step by step, to bring his whole life, including his money, under the Lordship of Jesus.

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August 22

Imitating Christ

John shares how he was helped by others on the road to following Christ. 

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August 21

Becoming a Disciple

John shares the story of how he first came to Christ. 

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August 18

Abba! Father!

If the Spirit of Jesus Christ is in you, then God is your Father! That fact changes everything. 

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August 17

Sons and Daughters of God

To be Christian means to become a son or daughter of God. There is nothing more precious, more powerful, more beautiful.

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August 16

His Spirit Dwelling in You

At the heart of Christianity is the gift of new life, eternal life. That life comes from the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Jesus, the only Son of God.

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August 15

Varsity Catholic

Joshua Fons describes his work with Focus among varsity athletes, leading Bible studies and helping students grow in faith. 

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August 14

Becoming a Focus Missionary

Joshua Fons shares his story of how he became a Focus missionary.

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August 11

Subdue Your Flesh by the Spirit!

St. Paul makes it clear that we need to fight, to subdue the unruly passions within us and that lead us into slavery to sin, through the help of the Holy Spirit. 

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August 10

You Belong to God

We are no longer our own, that is, if the Spirit of God dwells within us. 

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August 9

Children of God

St. Paul makes it clear, we are children of God only if we have the Spirit of God.

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August 8

Walk By the Spirit

St. Paul contrasts two principals or laws at work within us: the law of sin (flesh) and the law of the Spirit.

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August 7

No condemnation!

In Romans 8:1 St. Paul tells us we have been freed from condemnation by the saving work of Jesus Christ.

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August 4

You are the Beloved

You are a beloved child of God. This is your identity. Nothing else will ever satisfy you. 

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August 3

The Battle for Identity

There is, in each human life, a battle for identity.

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August 2

Identity, Purpose and Destiny

How do we come to find out who we actually are?

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August 1

St. Francis Echoes St. Paul

St. Francis, as with all the saints, followed in St. Paul’s footsteps, as he carried forth the good news of Jesus in words and deeds. We’re called to do the same. 

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July 31

St. Paulís Conversion

St. Paul’s conversion reveals profound truths about Jesus, the Church and the mission of every disciple. 

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July 28

I Didnít Know

Sr. Ann shares that the Lord has given us his Holy Spirit so that we can be empowered to live a new way of life, a life rooted in the knowledge of his love.

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July 27

FIRE

Sr. Ann shares the story of the ministry of FIRE, collaborating with Fr. Michael Scanlan, Ralph Martin and Fr. John Bertolucci.

 

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July 26

Franciscan University of Steubenville

Sr. Ann shares wonderful stories of her collaboration with Fr. Michael Scanlan in bringing renewal to Franciscan University. 

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July 25

New Joy

Sr. Ann shares how a fuller life in the Holy Spirit produced a deep abiding joy in her heart.

 

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July 24

Sr. Annís Deeper Conversion

Sr. Ann describes how she, as a religious sister, encountered Jesus in a new and life-transforming way.

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July 21

Seeing What Jesus Sees

What does Jesus see that most people in this world don’t: the last shall be first. 

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July 20

The Law of the Spirit

Jesus gives to us a new life principle, the Holy Spirit, the Spirit that raised him from the dead. The Spirit changes everything; the gift that surpasses all understanding.

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July 19

Life Changing Knowledge

Seeing what Jesus sees will produce new life in us, an outlook, a way of life that will produce the peace and joy we all seek.

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July 18

What Jesus Sees

Christian faith is “participating in the act by which Jesus sees.”  What does Jesus see?

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July 17

See What Love

Begin each day by first remembering who you are! What matters most is not what you have to today or any day, but what God has done for you.

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July 14

Follow Him!

Jesus makes a deep, total, complete offering of his life for your salvation. He’s asking you right now, “do you want to follow me, will you become my disciple?” What will it be? 

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July 13

The Hour of the Laity has Struck!

St. John Paul II, echoing the teaching of the Second Vatican Council, reminds us that every baptized person has been personally called and sent by Jesus to engage the mission of the Church. 

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July 12

The Devil is Real!

Many today, some even in the Church, do not believe that the Devil is real. Do you?

 

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July 11

The Demoniac

Peter tells a dramatic story of a deliverance from demonic forces that happened to a young man in Hungary.

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July 10

Expectant Faith

Scripture tells us, “without faith it is impossible to please God.” The Lord loves faith; it pleases him. What kind of faith do you have? 

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July 7

Be Imitators of God

The whole purpose of this life, and what we in the end will be judged by, is to imitate Jesus. 

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July 6

The Attitude of the Saints

The saints are a living example that holiness is possible for each one of us. 

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July 5

The Renewed Mind

The Holy Spirit wants to literally “renew our minds” with a fresh, spiritual way of thinking. 

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July 4

Futility of a Darkened Mind

To live with a darkened mind is to live as if God doesn’t exist, and to live with goals and values that are outside his purpose. No matter how exciting they may be, they are empty.

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July 3

Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle

The apostles were the foundation of the household of God, a temple the Lord is building in the earth to his glory. Each one of us is called to be a living stone in that temple.

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June 30

Living as a Disciple

Peter and Joey discuss what it means to live as a disciple.

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June 29

To Learn Jesus Christ

To be a disciple is to be a life-long learner. But to learn what? In the words of St. Paul, “to learn Christ.”

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June 28

Whatís a Disciple?

If the Church exists to make disciples, what are we making? 

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June 27

Encountering Jesus

Joey reminds us that the starting point of the faith, of becoming a disciple is to encounter the person of Jesus.

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June 26

Joeyís Call to Mission

Joey shares his story of how he decided to work in full time ministry in the Church.

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June 23

Beaten by Rods

St. Paul spoke about the affliction that came his way because of the Gospel. To him it was normal, expected, even a gift.

 

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June 22

Eternal Weight of Glory

Where is your life headed? 

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June 21

Earthen Vessels

We are weak, fragile creatures, completely unable to save ourselves, to reach on our own resources, the fullness of life. It’s offered to us as a free gift.

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June 20

The Face of Christ

God’s glory shines on the face of Jesus. What do we see when we gaze upon that face?

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June 19

Glory to Glory

St. Paul tells us that we are being led into the glory of God, even in this life. What does he mean? 

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June 16

Power and Dominion

The Church, which is Jesus’ body, will last forever! This world, with all of its pomp, glitter, power, money, self-importance, radical independence, lusts is going to pass away. 

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June 15

Knowing and Seeing

St. Paul wants us to see who God is, not only what we are supposed to do for him, but to first see who he is.

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June 14

Sealed with the Holy Spirit

You have been given a guarantee, a down payment, a promissory note of a full inheritance, a share in the life that belongs to Jesus.

 

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June 13

Destined and Appointed

In Jesus, you have been destined and appointed by God your Father to live for the praise of His glory. What does that mean?

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June 12

Chosen and Destined

What matters most, what is of first importance is what God has done for us, not what we are supposed to do for God. 

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June 9

The Great Exchange

Jesus has come to offer each one of us a share in all that belongs to him: eternal joy, happiness beyond measure, peace, contentment, love beyond all telling, family, true friendship. The question is: do you want it? 

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June 8

Live the Life

The choice is ours. Do we want to live the life Jesus is calling and empowering us to live, or do we want to go our own way?

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June 7

Seek First

How are you called to live? It’s simple. Seek first the Kingdom of God and his way of holiness and everything else will be added unto you.

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June 6

Join the Family

The Father has sent his son to regather his lost children, to give them power to become children of God.

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June 5

Donít Be Anxious

Jesus commands us to trust the Father, to not be anxious about anything, but to be ready at all times to live in and to receive God’s provisions. 

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June 2

Repent and Be Baptized

Peter recounts the story of the Day of Pentecost. 

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June 1

Receiving New Life

Jesus died, was raised and ascended into heaven, where he is exalted at the right hand of God the Father. He is the “new creation” from which eternal life flows for the salvation of the world.

 

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May 31

The Visitation

Mary visits Elizabeth and all, including the baby in Elizabeth’s womb, rejoice and the wonder of what God has done and will do through Jesus.

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May 30

Kerygma Continued

Peter breaks down the elements of St. Peter’s message.

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May 29

The Kerygma

St. Peter declares to the religious leaders of Israel the core of the Christian faith, the central facts of salvation which provide the foundation upon which the entire Church is built. 

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May 26

Chosen by God

St. Paul tells us to “walk in a manner worthy of God,” and to remember that he has personally called you “into his own Kingdom and glory”! 

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May 25

The Ascension

Jesus has ascended to the right hand of God the Father where he now reigns in glory. Those who are born anew by water and the Spirit, who live in his Church and persevere to the end will share his glory.

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May 24

Obedience Means Life

Jesus shows us that obedience is at the heart of love. If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

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May 23

St. Paulís Kerygma

St. Paul gives us what is at the heart of the Gospel, what is of first importance: Christ died for our sins, he was buried, he rose from the dead and appeared to Peter, the apostles, to five hundred people at one time and finally to Paul. 

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May 22

The Advocate

Jesus sends forth the Holy Spirit to be our advocate, defender, the one who leads us to all truth. The Holy Spirit teaches us to walk in the footsteps of Jesus; to walk in truth. 

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May 19

Love One Another

Jesus now turns to our neighbor. The call to love begins with loving God first, loving our Father. If we love him we will love what he loves. He loves your neighbor, so much so he sent his Son to die for him or her. 

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May 18

Do You Love the Father?

Jesus’ number one passion, his preoccupation, his joy, his purpose was and is to love the Father. If you are Jesus’ disciple, that too should be, Jesus intends it to be your passion. 

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May 17

The Fruit of the Spirit

Jesus wants to bear fruit in us, the fruit that comes from the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit. 

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May 16

Keep My Commandments

Jesus connects love, that is loving him and loving the Father to keeping the commandments. Why?

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May 15

You Must Be Born Again

Christianity means change, real change, at the core of our being. It’s a change that leads to entirely new way of living. 

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May 12

Letting Go

Brig shares the important life lesson about learning how to let go when the Lord says its time to let go. 

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May 11

Walk by the Spirit

Brig shares how the Holy Spirit helped him learn to carry the burdens and daily concerns of running a large business by slowly teaching him how to allow the Lord to carry the burdens with him.

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May 10

Tall Trees Catch the Wind

Brig shares about the spiritual battles that began to arise when he became serious about his faith. 

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May 9

Surrendering to Jesus

Brig shares the personal story of coming to a point in his life where he realized he needed more than all the material success he had achieved.

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May 8

Building Two Men and a Truck

Brig shares the amazing story of how Two Men and a Truck came to be. 

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May 5

ďSpecially-abledĒ

Monica shares about St. Thomas Parish’s ministry to children who are mentally disabled. 

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May 4

He Makes All Things New

Monica shares how the encounter with God eventually led to mission.

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May 3

Saved by Love

Monica shares the remarkable story of encountering the life-transforming power of God’s love when she was about to take her life. 

 

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May 2

White Powdered Sugar Donuts

Monica shares the story of God’s provision in her time of desperation.

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May 1

Growing Up

Monica shares the story about her tumultuous teen years.

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April 28

Master Catechists

Dan and Lyn continue their of entering into the Catholic Church and becoming teachers of the faith. 

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April 27

Fr. Marty, a Loving Father

Dan and Lyn share how a loving and wise Catholic priest helped bring them into the Church.

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April 26

My Fatherís House

Dan and Lyn go to the streets in response to a prompting of the Holy Spirit.

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April 25

Catholic Dreams

Dan shares the story of having two dreams about the Catholic Church which were “sneak previews of coming attractions.”

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April 24

The Call to Serve

Dan and Lyn share how they met and how God began leading Dan to become a pastor in the Nazarene Church.

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April 21

Do You Know Who You Are?

St. Peter and the apostles knew exactly who they are: sinners, forgiven, born again by water and the Spirit, sent by Jesus under the power of the Holy Spirit to be his witnesses, to seek and save the lost. Do you know who you are? 

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April 20

Times of Refreshing

St. Peter proclaims the Gospel in the temple after having healed the lame beggar at the Gate Beautiful. What does he tell them?

 

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April 19

Salvation to the Gentiles

St. Peter tells us what Jesus has commanded the apostles to preach to the Gentiles as well as the Jews. 

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April 18

Jesus is Lord and Christ!

St. Peter tells us that Jesus has been raised, and that the Father has made him Lord and Christ. What does that mean?

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April 17

St. Peterís Testimony

St. Peter, on the day of Pentecost, gives testimony to what he has seen and heard: Jesus Christ is risen! 

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April 14

Good Friday

What happened on the Cross of Calvary? What difference does it make in my life today? 

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April 13

Chrism Mass

Peter talks today about the meaning of the Chrism Mass and the Holy Thursday Mass.

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April 12

The Suffering Servant

Jesus is the fulfillment of the Suffering Servant Songs from the prophet Isaiah. 

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April 11

The Breaking of the Fellowship

Jesus knows he is about to be betrayed by Judas, denied by Peter; the truth of the sin sick condition of the human heart is revealed even among the twelve. 

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April 10

Christ Died for Our Sins

Jesus came to die, to lay down his life in order to put away sin, your sin and mine. 

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April 7

Let Go!

Jesus is dead serious about bringing each one of us to the Father. To get there we must let go; we must surrender our lives to Jesus. Give him everything, hold nothing back. 

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April 6

Fear of the Lord

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. The scripture tells us to “fear God and give him glory.” 

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April 5

Surrender Your Life to Him

Jesus came for a reason, to seek and save the lost. That was and continues to be his mission.

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April 4

Lazarus, Come Forth

Jesus speaks to a dead man and he comes back to life. 

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April 3

If the Spirit of Jesus Dwells in You

St. Paul tells us that we shall be raised with Christ is the Spirit of Jesus dwells in us.

 

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March 31

Tempting God

The devil tempted Jesus by misquoting scripture as a means to get him to disobey the Father. Jesus resisted by speaking the truth. The devil left and waited for a more opportune time. 

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March 30

Idolatry

Every human being is subject to the temptation of the devil to seduce us to replace God with an idol, that is, to worship something less than God. Everybody worships something. What do you worship?

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March 29

Worship Me

The devil is after one thing: he wants to be worshipped as God. He is creature who is filled with pride, envy, and hatred toward his creator. He refuses to be a creature; he has become a slave. 

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March 28

Godís Word is My Food

Jesus tells us, as we listen to his response to Satan, the only way to find life is to be in the will of God your Father. 

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March 27

Battle for Identity

The Devil sought to attack Jesus’ identity in order to knock him off course, to get him to turn from the Father’s will, and in that, to enslave him. 

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March 24

Heirs with Christ

We have been given a spirit of freedom, not of slavery. We are God’s children now.

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March 23

Our Hope of Glory

Faith gives birth to hope, which is a deep abiding confidence that we will share in the glory that belongs to Jesus Christ. 

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March 22

Justified by Faith

Faith, the radical abandonment of our lives is trust to God and to Jesus His Son, is what makes it possible for us to be in right relationship to God. 

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March 21

God is Able

How big is your God? Is he bigger than the problems and the pain you face in your life? 

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March 20

Abraham and Joseph

Abraham and Joseph were both demonstrated the kind of faith that pleases God.

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March 17

Through Godís Power

Like St. Paul, you are destined to share in the glory of God. You can taste that glory here and now; you can come into all you were destined for if you say yes to him, each day. 

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March 16

Partakers of the Promise

St. Paul is filled to overflowing with the living knowledge of who Christ is and what he is doing in us and through us.

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March 15

The Mystery of Christ Revealed

St. Paul tells us that the mystery of Christ was made known to the apostles and prophets “by the Spirit.” The same Spirit poured into our hearts in Baptism.

 

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March 14

The Mystery of Christ

St. Paul speaks about the mystery that was hidden in God but is now been made manifest. What is he referring to? 

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March 13

Spiritual Combat

Lent is a season of spiritual combat. Are we entering into the battle?

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March 10

Give Thanks to God

St. Paul tells us exactly what we need to do and how we are to live in these difficult times. 

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March 9

Put on the New Man!

St. Paul is telling us that we have a choice, who will we live, who will I follow, what will I make of my life? Will I be conformed to the desires of my flesh or to the person of Christ? 

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March 8

Set Your Minds on Christ

St. Paul exhorts us to set our minds upon Christ. This is essential, crucial for the life of every disciple. Set your mind on Christ so you can see who you are and where you’re going.

 

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March 7

Strengthened by His Glorious Might

The Lord wants to give us all the strength we need to live with joy and peace in difficult times.

 

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March 6

When I Found Your Words

Jeremiah the prophet said God’s word became for him the joy and happiness of his heart. Can it be that for you?

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March 3

Prudence v Covetousness

Covetousness is the opposite of prudence because it seeks to possess, a frantic drive toward self-preservation. 

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March 2

Reality is the Basis of Ethics

Morality is not something we make up, it’s a rational response to reality.

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March 1

Ash Wednesday

Lent begins with understanding who we are before God.

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February 28

The Theological Virtues

Virtue is the utmost we can be.

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February 27

The Seven Theses

St. Thomas Aquinas describes in seven theses the Christian image of the human person.

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February 24

Come into the Light

We are all called to walk in the light. 

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February 23

The Power of Satan

Jesus told St. Paul that the work he was sending him to do was at its heart spiritual warfare.

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February 22

By Words and Deeds

St. Paul describes how he went about leading people from darkness to light.

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February 21

A Place Among the Sanctified

Jesus reveals his endgame to St. Paul.

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February 20

St. Paulís Conversion

St. Paul encounters Jesus on the road to Damascus, and there, received his call. 

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February 17

Love is a Decision

Pete addresses the importance of embracing ones vocation and the obstacles young adults often experience when faced with its challenges. 

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February 16

Intentionality

Pete shares why outreach to young adults needs to be intentional and strategic.

 

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February 15

Personal Relationship with Jesus?

What does it mean to have a personal relationship with Jesus?

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February 14

Encountering Jesus

Pete speaks about the importance of initial conversion in the work of evangelization.

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February 13

Introduction to id916

Pete describes the mission of id916 and the importance drawing young adults into the life and mission of the Church.

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February 10

Be a Current of Grace

Each and every disciple is called and empowered to be a “current of grace,” that is, a conduit of the Holy Spirit to be extended to others in love. 

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February 9

Walk by the Spirit

The Christian life is a life empowered by the Holy Spirit. 

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February 8

Receiving the Anointing

You too have an anointing! 

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February 7

Christ, the Anointed One

What does it mean that Jesus is the anointed one?

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February 6

Alive in the Spirit

Jesus is the one upon whom the Holy Spirit rests; and it is Jesus alone who gives the Holy Spirit to those who ask.

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February 3

Letting Go

Brig shares the important life lesson about learning how to let go when the Lord says its time to let go. 

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February 2

Walk by the Spirit

Brig shares how the Holy Spirit helped him learn to carry the burdens and daily concerns of running a large business by slowly teaching him how to allow the Lord to carry the burdens with him.

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February 1

Tall Trees Catch the Wind

Brig shares about the spiritual battles that began to arise when he became serious about his faith. 

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January 31

Surrendering to Jesus

Brig shares the personal story of coming to a point in his life where he realized he needed more than all the material success he had achieved

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January 30

Building Two Men and a Truck

Brig shares the amazing story of how Two Men and a Truck came to be. 

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January 27

Collective Deceit

Our society is colluding in a collective deceit, that is, we don’t want to submit to the truth of real things, so we use the force of law to enshrine and protect our idols. 

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January 26

Idolatry and False Freedom

It’s either God or Satan. You’re going to serve somebody. You will live either according to God’s truth or the lie which comes from Satan, whether you know it or not. 

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January 25

The War on Truth

We’re living at a time in which the powers set against the Kingdom of God, the rule and reign of God, are engaged in an intense war against the truth.

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January 24

Knowing the Truth

Jesus has come to give us freedom, his freedom, eternal freedom in God. That freedom cannot be received without living in the truth, God’s truth, in the Son. 

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January 23

Continue in My Word

 Jesus makes clear that internalizing his word, that is “continuing” in his word is foundational for everyone who wants to be his disciple.

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January 20

"I always do what is pleasing to Him"

The words of Jesus in this conflict with the Pharisees teach us a great deal about what it means to be a disciple

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January 19

You Will Die in Your Sins

Jesus told the Pharisees that unless they believed in him they would die in their sins!

 

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January 18

Jesus, the Light of Life

Jesus makes the radical claim that he is the light of the whole world, and he makes it clear that all who are not in him are walking in darkness. 

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January 17

All In

It is essential to make the fundamental decision, from the heart, to put Jesus at the center of your life. 

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January 16

Honor the Lordís Day

One of the most radical, counter-cultural things we can do is to obey the Lord by setting apart the Lord’s Day.

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January 13

Rules #13 and #14

Expose the devils strategies to the light, talk to spiritual director or confessor.  Know your vulnerabilities, the devil will attack you at your weakest point.

 

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January 12

Rules #11 and #12

Humble yourself in consolation. Remember, the enemy is strong in the face of weakness, and weak in the face of strength.

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January 11

Rules #9 and #10

What are the principal causes for spiritual desolation? 

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January 10

Rules #7 and #8

This test is for a purpose. Remember, help is on the way! God’s grace is sufficient.

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January 9

Rule #6

Take action, through prayer, meditation, examination and suitable penance.

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January 6

Summary of the First 5 Rules

Here Peter provides final commentary on the first five rules of Spiritual Discernment.

 

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January 5

Rule #4 & 5

The fourth rule, spiritual desolation, reveals the devils tactics against those who are following the Lord. Rule five is key to understanding how to respond when we are under attack.

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January 4

Rule #2 & #3

The second rule applies to those who have broken from mortal sin, have repented and are moving toward God, from good to better in the life of a disciple. The third rule, spiritual consolation, describes the work of the good spirit within.

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January 3

Rule #1

The good spirit (the Lord) and the evil spirit (the devil) act in contrary ways in the lives of those who are living in mortal sin, those who are moving away from God.

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January 2

Ignatiusí Insight

Jesus taught Ignatius to discern the contrary movements of the good and bad spirits within the human heart, mind, imagination.

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2016

December 30

Searching Her Own Mystery

Dr. Kinzer discusses important dimensions of the mystery of both the Church and Jewish People.

 

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December 29

Nostra Aetate

The Church “searches her own mystery” and finds that historic Judaism is part of that mystery.

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December 28

Catholic-Messianic Jewish Dialogue

Dr. Kinzer describes the work of the Catholic-Messianic Jewish Dialogue. 

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December 27

Encountering Catholicism

Dr. Kinzer shares his story of encountering historic Christianity. 

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December 26

Coming to Faith in Jesus

Dr. Kinzer shares his story of how he came to believe in Jesus as Messiah.

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December 23

Going Home

Jesus wants to bring you home to the Father. 

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December 22

Final Judgement

In this season of Advent we are reminded that we all, each one of us will appear before the judgment seat of Christ to give an account for our life.

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December 21

We are in Him

The gift we are given is nothing less that God himself. What does that mean? 

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December 20

Receiving the Gift

The gift God gives to us is meant to be opened. Have you opened it yet? 

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December 19

The Gift We Celebrate

Why do we celebrate? What is the gift we celebrate?

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December 16

The Return King

The final fulfillment and coming of the Kingdom of God will not be the result of human genius. Jesus, King and Lord, alone will bring about the New Heaven and New Earth. 

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December 15

The Final Trial

The Church will enter a final trial, following in the footsteps of Jesus to Calvary. 

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December 14

The Mystery of Israel

What is God’s plan for the Jewish people in this final age?

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December 13

The Hope of Glory

Our Lady is a living sign of the glory all those who die in Christ are destined to share.

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December 12

The Woman of Revelation

Who is the ‘Woman Clothed with the Sun’? On this Feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe Peter comments on this key passage from the Book of Revelation.

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December 9

Boast in the Lord!

Don’t glory in the things of this world, but glory in the Lord! Wake up to who you are in him, the true source of your hope: “Christ in you, the hope of glory!” 

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December 8

Hail Full of Grace!

Peter speaks passionately about Our Lady, and the celebration of the Immaculate Conception.

 

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December 7

Maranatha, Come Lord Jesus!

Advent is a time to renew our commitment to Christ. Enthrone him again in your heart; invite him to be the center of your life. He will answer that prayer. 

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December 6

The Domestic Church

Jesus wants to dwell in you, and in your family. Your family is meant to be a domestic Church. Welcome him. Let him heal you, unite you, and bring you to health as a family.

 

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December 5

Christ Reigns in His Church

Jesus is present in his Church; he dwells in her as in a temple. His definitive victory over the powers of evil has been accomplished, the ultimate realization of which will be revealed on his return. 

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December 2

Keeping the End in View

The Church reminds us that a disciple keeps his eye on his ultimate destiny, the moment when he or she will appear before the judgment seat of Christ. 

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December 1

The Last Hour

Advent reminds us we are in the “last hour” and the “final age” of human history. 

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November 30

The Mystery of Christ and the Church

Jesus, who reigns in glory, has united himself to the Church through the Holy Spirit. He has brought it to life, and as a result, the Church is the source of new life for all who come to her. 

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November 29

Who is Jesus?

The Church knows exactly who Jesus is, the Lord of all, the center of history, the fulfillment of all our desiring. 

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November 28

The Meaning of Advent

Advent is a time of preparation, a season in which the whole church is called to ready itself, with God’s help, for the return of the King!

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November 25

Walking in Mercy

God’s mercy is greater than our sin, his power is made perfect in our weakness. 

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November 24

Getting Free

Chuck and Peter continue to give practical wisdom on how to get free from habit patterns of sin. 

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November 23

Hugging the Cactus

Be willing to be brutally honest about your life. 

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November 22

Coming into the Light

Chuck shares how to find the road out of the darkness of sin.

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November 21

Falling Back into Sin

Chuck and Peter discuss the problem of being trapped in serious sin.

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November 18

To Sit on the Throne of Christ

Jesus is offering us a prize beyond compare, do we even know what it is? 

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November 17

Laodicea #2

Is Laodicea the analogous to the Church in America?

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November 16

The Church in Laodicea

The Church in Laodicea is comfortable in its own wealth and resources, but is spiritually lukewarm.

 

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November 15

The Church in Sardis

A wake up call for the Church in Sardis!

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November 14

The Seven Churches

Jesus speaks to the seven churches in the Book of Revelation.

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November 11

Overcoming the World

Faith overcomes the world. What does that mean? 

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November 10

To Be Born of God

Faith is a gift of God that makes it possible for us to see God’s purpose revealed in Jesus and to say yes to it with heart, soul, mind and strength.

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November 9

What has Jesus done for us?

It’s so easy for us to forget the astounding things Jesus has done for us, what he has given to us.

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November 8

Take Up Your Cross Daily

Jesus gives us the marching orders of a disciple, to take up our cross every day. 

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November 7

Deny Yourself

Jesus calls each one of us to follow him, to call us into a relationship with him. It’s important for us to see and understand the terms of that relationship. 

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November 4

Personal Relationship with God

The Church tells us that we are called into a personal relationship with God the Father in Jesus and through the Holy Spirit. 

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November 3

Boast in the Lord

St. Paul reminds us what matters most: eternal life in Christ Jesus! This, God’s free gift, is the only thing worth boasting in. 

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November 2

Be Holy, As I Am Holy

We are called to be holy as God is holy. That is an impossible task for us, but God has sent his son into the world to make it possible. We remember today those brothers and sisters who have died in Christ but who are still in the process of purification, in the fiery furnace of Jesus’ perfect love.

 

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November 1

All Saints Day

As we celebrate All Saints Day we must remember we are all called to be saints, and to share in the destiny that they now possess. 

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October 31

He Humbled Himself

Jesus humbled himself through his obedience to the Father. The road to sanctity begins with humility.

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October 28

Godís Love is Perfect

Gaby continues her story of finding God’s goodness and love even in the midst of suffering.

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October 27

Battling Cancer

Gaby shares her story of battling leukemia and finding the consolation and help of the Lord in the midst of it.

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October 26

Dating and Marriage

Gaby shares what she learned about the whole process of dating and marriage. 

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October 25

Gabyís Vocation Story

Gaby shares how she came to discern her vocation and to trust in the Lord’s plan for her life. 

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October 24

Gabyís Conversion Story

Gaby shares how her fuller life in the Holy Spirit became a source of great grace and transformation in her life.

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October 21

Becoming a Catholic

Billy shares the moving story of his coming into the Catholic Church. 

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October 20

The Journey into the Catholic Church

Billy shares with us his journey into the Catholic Church.

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October 19

Discerning Godís Will

Billy shares his experience of learning how to find God’s will and purpose in the day to day. 

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October 18

Communicating Jesus

Billy shares the story of his teenage years and learning how share the faith with others. 

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October 17

Bishop Earl Boyea

Bishop Boyea discusses the upcoming Assembly on Evangelization in the Diocese of Lansing. 

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October 14

The Fear of the Lord

The spiritual gift of the fear of the Lord is often overlooked or forgotten in our day. It’s this gift that grounds us in the wisdom of God and which ultimately leads us to the right path and to life. 

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October 13

The Curse

The Bible and the saints make it clear, that to turn from the commands of God is to put oneself under a curse.

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October 12

Wise in Your Own Eyes

We are tempted, by the world, the flesh and the devil to turn from the way of wisdom, to trust in our own wisdom.

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October 11

Lean Not on Your Own Understanding

The Proverb exhorts us to trust in the Lord, to lean on Him, and not on our own understanding.

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October 10

The Way of Wisdom

Proverbs 3:5-8 gives us a life-changing word of wisdom, a path to walk in the midst of confusion and darkness.

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October 7

Being a Catholic Prosecutor

Scott shares how his faith is informing his work on a daily basis. 

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October 6

The Gift of Being Open to Life

Scott shares why the teaching of the Church in Humane Vitae was so life changing.

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October 5

The Experience of God

Scott talks about his quick return to the Catholic Church and the revolutionary experience of the teaching of Humane Vitae! 

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October 4

In or Out of the Catholic Church

Scott shares the story of exiting the Catholic church but quickly being challenged by a business partner to reconsider.

 

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October 3

Catholic or Protestant?

Scott shares his journey of being challenged to live his faith as a college freshman. 

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September 30

In the Footsteps of St. Francis

St. Francis shows us how to respond, how to live, in times like ours.

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September 29

Apostate Church

Pope Benedict said, “in our day, in vast areas of the world the faith is in danger of dying out like a flame which no longer has fuel.”

 

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September 28

Forsaking God

The Prophet Jeremiah reminds us of a truth that many have forgotten: “it is evil and bitter to forsake God”.

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September 27

Losing Our Bearings

Pope Benedict XVI said that “Man is pushing God from the human horizon and as a result is losing his bearings.”

 

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September 26

The Dimming of the Light

Recent Pope’s has read “signs of the times” with great prophetic clarity giving the Christian people and the world an understanding our times.

 

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September 23

Surrender

The road to freedom, real spiritual freedom, is to say yes to Jesus, to trust him. Let Jesus take you by the hand and lead you to share in the freedom that is his.

 

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September 22

Humble Yourself

St. Peter teaches us that the first step in the battle is to humble ourselves before the mighty hand of God. He will lead us to freedom.

 

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September 21

Resist the Devil

The apostles exhort us to stand against the tactics of the devil, and to resist his temptations. 

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September 20

The Fall of the Angels

Our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against real, live spiritual beings who are set against us. 

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September 19

The Envy of the Devil

Death entered the world through the envy of the Devil. The spiritual combat begins there, fighting daily against the devil who seeks to lead us to eternal death.

 

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September 16

I Live by Faith

The Christian life is a new way of life lived in total surrender and abandonment to the person of Jesus Christ. It’s of joyful obedience to him, the one who alone can and will lead us to the Father.

 

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September 15

I Have Been Crucified with Christ

St. Paul summarizes the Christian life, what it means to be a disciple.

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September 14

Anathema!

St. Paul tells us that anyone who perverts the Gospel, who lives a false gospel puts himself under a curse. What does Paul mean? 

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September 13

This Present Evil Age

Jesus describes this world as an “adulterous and sinful generation.” (Mark 8:38) Jesus came to deliver us from this dimension of human existence that enslaves every single person. 

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September 12

Jesus Gave Himself for Us

How did Jesus give himself to us? By dying for our sins.

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September 9

Christ in you, the hope of glory!

What does it mean to have Christ in you? 

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September 8

Do you realize Christ lives in you?

St. Paul challenges us to “test” our faith. He asks us a simple but essential question: Do you realized Christ lives in you? 

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September 7

Spiritual Combat

To follow Jesus means to daily engage in spiritual combat. That’s the path Jesus walked which led to his freedom and ours.

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September 6

You Have Been Purchased at a Price

What does it me that I have been purchased at a price?

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September 5

Jesus Gathers His People

Did you know that those who are baptized into Christ belong to him? You are no longer your own. 

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September 2

Deacon Michael Thoennes

Dcn. Michael shares his perspective on the transformation that is taking place in his parish and role Core Ministries is playing in that transformation.

 

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September 1

Transformed Parish #2

Mary continues to explain how the faith of many in the parishes she helps lead came alive and how that change led to direct engagement in mission by many people in the parish. 

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August 31

Transformed Parish #1

Mary begins to tell the story of how the parishes she helped lead were transformed into communities of missionary disciples.

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August 30

Encountering the Kerygma

Mary shares how understanding the kerygma was a key part of the amazing transformation of her parish.

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August 29

Maryís Story

Mary Hagar shares her amazing story of how Jesus changed her life and led her to a whole new way of leading in her role as Director of Religious Education in two parishes.

 

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August 26

Did You Find God?

Only one question matters in this life: have I found God? If I die the wealthiest, most famous man or woman on earth, but have not found God, or let myself be found by him, I die a complete failure. 

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August 25

Live in the Fear of the Lord

St. Francis said that if the “fear of the Lord guards the door” (of our hearts and minds) the “devil cannot enter.” 

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August 24

Be Sane and Sober

St. Peter exhorts us to be sane and sober in the midst of trial and persecution, so that we can pray and live like disciples of Jesus through it.

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August 23

Slight Momentary Affliction

The apostles teach us to live with a clear vision of the glory of Christ that is set before us, which is our end, our destiny if we die in him.

 

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August 22

The Fear of Death

The world is living through a great trial. An anti-Christ spirit is at work attempting to lead the world into slavery to fear.

 

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August 19

The Wise Man

Jesus tells us the wise man builds his house upon a rock so that it can stand through the storm. How does that apply to my life? 

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August 18

Wisdom in the Storm

Jesus promises us that he will give us all the wisdom, grace and power we need to make it through any storm we face.

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August 17

Safely Through the Storm

Sr. Sarah shares a reflection on Matthew’s account of the apostles on the Sea of Galilee. 

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August 16

Servant of Godís Love

Sr. Sarah shares how she became a religious sister.

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August 15

Sr. Sarahís Conversion

Sr. Sarah shares the story of her conversion.

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August 12

Lay Leadership in the Parish

Fr. Bob shares how renewal in the parish includes the emergence of the laity. 

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August 11

Alpha in the Parish

Fr. Bob shares how using Alpha as a tool for evangelization has changed lives.

 

 

 

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August 10

Re-evangelizing Our Parishes

Fr. Bob talks about the steps his parish is taking to introduce people to a living encounter with Jesus.

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August 9

Priesthood

Fr. Bob shares the story of his becoming a priest.

 

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August 8

Walking on the Water

Fr. Bob shares the story of his own conversion during his university years.

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August 5

In Him is Life

We all need, that is every human being, needs what only Jesus can give.

 

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August 4

The World

What is the “world” and how do followers of Jesus “overcome” it? 

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August 3

Salt and Light

Jesus desires his Church to be salt and light, here, now, in this country. 

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August 2

Overcoming the World

Because we have been born of God through faith and baptism we have been given power to overcome the world. 

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August 1

Born of God

St. John reminds us that those who have been baptized into Christ have literally been born of God.

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July 29

id916

Pete shares a two more tips on how to reach millennials and he concludes with some important information about ID916, the Renewal Ministries outreach to men and women in their 20’s and 30’s. 

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July 28

Hope for Millennials

Pete shares characteristics of the millennial generation and ideas on how to reach them with the faith.

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July 27

Chrisí Death

Pete shares inspiring and heart wrenching details about the death of his father Chris.

 

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July 26

Father and Son

Pete talks about his relationship with his father Chris and how it impacted his life.

 

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July 25

Team Burak

Pete shares some of practical wisdom from growing up. 

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July 22

The Truth Will Set You Free

Jesus said, “If you continue in my word…you will know the truth and the truth will set you free."

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July 21

Love needs Truth

To love is to will the good of another. But without God, the ground of being and goodness itself, what does good mean?

 

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July 20

Be of Good Cheer

Jesus wants to give us the power to live without the slavish fear that dominates the world. 

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July 19

Life and Light

St. John tells us that the life that is in Jesus is the light of the world.

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July 18

The Light of the World

Jesus said, “I am the light of the world, he who follows me will not walk in darkness.” 

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July 15

Say Yes to Godís Offer!

God the Father calls us to become his children, heirs to the Kingdom of his beloved son. Receive it. 

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July 14

Jesus came to make us children of God

Jesus came to give us the power to become children of God.

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July 13

To Whom Do I Belong?

We cannot create our own identity; we are already an icon of God. He made us, we belong to him.

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July 12

Why did Jesus come?

St. Paul underlines it for us, “This saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners…”

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July 11

Invictus Christus

Peter interviews Darren O’Brien and Richard Yamin, co-founders of Invictus Christus, about the Eucharistic Procession for men they have organized for the Saturday, July 16th

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July 8

Fishers of Men

Mike gives us a quick look into the amazing work of evangelization and Catholic men’s fellowship that has grown in Memphis. 

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July 7

Occupation to Vocation

Mike shares how a priest help him understand the meaning of vocation, of understanding himself and his entire life in relationship to his identity as a son of God.

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July 6

Meeting Jesus in the Dump

Mike shares a moving story of experiencing the healing grace of Jesus touch his broken heart through the joy and love of the “treasures” he encountered in the garbage dump in Guatemala. 

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July 5

Mikeís World Gets Rocked

Mike shared the painful experience of hearing his wife tell him she wasn’t happy and wanted a divorce. Devastated and broken, Mike began to cry out in a new way.

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July 4

Unexpected Trial

Mike shares the story of confronting a serious medical condition as a young teenager and how the Lord began to show him His love through his family.

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July 1

The Lust of the Eyes

The damage that is done by our unwillingness to see the whole truth about the other.

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June 30

Courage

Courage is the willingness to sustain a wound in realization of justice.

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June 29

The Silent Listener

Reality, the truth of real things, reveals itself to the silent listener.

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June 28

Goodness and Being

Reality is the basis of ethics; good is the standard of reality.

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June 27

The Christian Image of Man

The Christian image of man is found in the seven virtues, which represent the utmost a person can become. 

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June 24

St. Francisí Warning

St. Francis gives a word of warning to politicians of his day that is relevant for our own.

 

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June 23

Loving the Wrong Thing

St. Augustine said, “civilizations die because the love the wrong thing.”

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June 22

Demographic Winter

Why are some nations dying? What does it have to do with the ‘culture of death.’

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June 21

Life and Death

There is no third way! What God sets before us is “life and death, blessing and a curse.” We must choose. 

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June 20

Darkened Mind

What is the Culture of Death?

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June 17

To Be Led by the Spirit

St. Paul gives us a sober warning, making it clear what kind of behavior--a life lived according to the flesh—will make it impossible for us to inherit the Kingdom of God. 

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June 16

To Walk by the Spirit

The life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus to the right hand of the Father and consequent sending of the Holy Spirit is the only thing that makes it possible for human beings to become children of God

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June 15

No Condemnation

St. Paul tells us, “There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus!” 

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June 14

Alive with Christ

St. Paul tells us that the life he now lives he lives by faith in the Son of God? What does that mean?

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June 13

Justification in Christ

We are justified, that is, put in right relationship with God, not through our observance of the law, but by faith in Christ.

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June 10

Pay Attention

St. Peter exhorts us to pay attention to the prophetic word about Jesus, to never take our eyes off his word to us. It is that word that saves us, the Gospel of the Glory of our Lord Jesus Christ! 

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June 9

Eyewitnesses of His Majesty

St. Peter declares with certainty that he has seen the “Majestic Glory” of Jesus Christ. What does that mean for us? 

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June 8

Stand in the Truth

St. Peter committed himself to the end to constantly remind us, to arouse to stand in the truth that has come to us in Christ. 

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June 7

An Entrance into the Kingdom

St. Peter tells us if we are zealous to confirm our call and election Jesus will provide for us an entrance into his eternal Kingdom.

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June 6

How to be a branch that bears fruit?

St. Peter is determined to teach us that we are called to bear fruit. Bearing fruit is the way we give glory to God. 

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June 3

Be Zealous

St. Peter exhorts each one of us to apply our heart, mind and will to the Lord’s plan and purpose for us. We are to “make every effort” to strengthen our faith and love in Christ.  

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June 2

Supplement Your Faith

Since we have been given such great promises from God, how should we then live?

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June 1

Escape the Corruption of this World

Jesus has given us the power to escape the corruption of the world, a corruption that is the result of disordered passions.

 

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May 31

Precious and Great Promises

St. Peter’s words reveal the joy and confidence he has in Jesus. He knows the promises of God are not only for him, but are for every person who is baptized into Christ. 

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May 30

Life and Godliness

The divine power of God, at work in Jesus, has made it possible for us to receive a share in his eternal life, and through him we are given a relationship with the Father. 

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May 27

Whatever You Do

St. Paul summarizes for us how we the chosen are called to live: whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

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May 26

Imperishable Seed

God chose you through the word, the good news about Jesus that has come to you. 

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May 25

Chosen Race

Every human being is offered, in Jesus Christ, the opportunity to become a part of the Chosen Race Jesus has created through his death, resurrection and sending of the Holy Spirit.

 

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May 24

Adoption

God has chosen us in Christ to be his sons and daughters.

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May 23

Chosen and Destined

Those who are baptized into Christ are chosen and destined by God the Father to be set apart for a life of obedience to Jesus Christ his Son.

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May 20

Unveiling the Glory

The Catechism reminds us that the Holy Spirit is given to unveil for us, in the depth of the heart, the glory and majesty of Jesus. 

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May 19

Providential Response

St. Pope John Paul II identifies the work of the Holy Spirit present in the lay movements and new communities which are a living sign to the whole church of what we are all called to live. 

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May 18

A Renewed Pentecost

St. Pope John Paul II spoke eloquently of the grace of a renewed Pentecost that has to come to the Church in our time.

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May 17

The Thirsty

Jesus alone can give us a share in the New Heavens and the New Earth.

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May 16

Not Yet Glorified

St. John tells us that the gift of the Holy Spirit could not be poured out upon all flesh until Jesus is glorified, that is, seated at the right hand of the Father in heaven. 

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May 13

Baptism in the Holy Spirit

Pentecost is the fulfillment of Jesus’ promise to baptize his disciples in the Holy Spirit. Let us open our hearts to a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit in our time. 

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May 12

The First Installment

St. Paul reminds us that we have been given the Holy Spirit in baptism, the anointing of Jesus the Messiah as a first installment, the down payment of a full inheritance which will be ours if we persevere until the end. 

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May 11

Awaken Dormant Charisms

The recent Pope’s have led the Church to cry out to God for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit in our time, for the Church to open herself to the grace of a new Pentecost. 

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May 10

Did you receive the Holy Spirit?

St. Paul meets followers of Jesus who were baptized in the baptism of John the Baptist, which was a baptism for repentance. St Paul asked them if they had received the Holy Spirit. 

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May 9

New Pentecost

The Church needs her eternal Pentecost! Come, Holy Spirit! 

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May 6

Chosen by God

St. Paul tells us to “walk in a manner worthy of God,” and to remember that he has personally called you “into his own Kingdom and glory”! 

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May 5

The Ascension

Jesus has ascended to the right hand of God the Father where he now reigns in glory. Those who are born anew by water and the Spirit, who live in his Church and persevere to the end will share his glory.

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May 4

Obedience Means Life

Jesus shows us that obedience is at the heart of love. If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

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May 3

St. Paulís Kerygma

St. Paul gives us what is at the heart of the Gospel, what is of first importance: Christ died for our sins, he was buried, he rose from the dead and appeared to Peter, the apostles, to five hundred people at one time and finally to Paul.

 

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May 2

The Advocate

Jesus sends forth the Holy Spirit to be our advocate, defender, the one who leads us to all truth. The Holy Spirit teaches us to walk in the footsteps of Jesus; to walk in truth. 

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April 29

New Pentecost

The Church today is called to follow in the footsteps of St. Peter, and to welcome the Holy Spirit as he leads us to embrace 

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April 28

The Holy Spirit Falls

As St. Peter preached the good news to Cornelius and his entire household, the Holy Spirit fell upon them and they began to speak in tongues and extoll God. Pentecost had come to their household. 

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April 27

St. Peter meets Cornelius

St. Peter travels to Cornelius’ house and proclaims the Gospel, the Kerygma to his entire household.

 

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April 26

Conversion of Cornelius

God chooses Cornelius, a Roman soldier, to be the doorway through which the Gospel, the promises of Israel would go to the Gentile, the non-Jewish world.

 

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April 25

The Mission of the Apostles

St. Peter and the apostles proclaim the Gospel with authority and conviction under the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

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April 22

How Can I Be Saved?

Ralph Martin gives a simple presentation of what it means to be saved. There is no more important question to ask then, “How can I be saved?” 

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April 21

The Truth Without Mercy

Truth and mercy are not mutually exclusive. To understand God’s mercy toward us, we need to first know the truth about ourselves. 

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April 20

Conquering Sin

Jesus came to “put away sin” and to destroy its power. Every human being is “under sin” and in need to the freedom from sin that only Jesus can bring.

 

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April 19

Believing in Jesus

The first step on the road to holiness is to believe in Jesus. Jesus has come to make us holy, to make us like God. How does believing in Jesus make that possible?

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April 18

What is holiness and why does it matter?

What is holiness and why does it matter?

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April 15

Specially-abled

Monica shares about St. Thomas Parish’s ministry to children who are mentally disabled. 

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April 14

He Makes All Things New

Monica shares how the encounter with God eventually led to mission.

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April 13

Saved by Love

Monica shares the remarkable story of encountering the life-transforming power of God’s love when she was about to take her life.

 

 

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April 12

White Powdered Sugar Donuts

Monica shares the story of God’s provision in her time of desperation.

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April 11

Growing Up

Monica shares the story about her tumultuous teen years.

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April 8

The Place Shook as They Prayed

After having been chastised by the religious leaders, and ordered never to speak about the name of Jesus again, they apostles gathered together with their brothers and sisters and begged God to give them more boldness and more of the Holy Spirit. Do you pray like that? 

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April 7

They Had Been With Jesus

The religious leaders were struck by the courage and clarity of Sts. Peter and John. They wondered how these common men, uneducated could speak with such power.

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April 6

The Confrontation

As Jesus promised, Sts. Peter and John are arrested and dragged before the religious rulers of Israel. What happened?

 

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April 5

God Chooses the Lowly

St. Paul makes it clear to us, God’s strategy is to reveal his plans to the lowly, to place his Kingdom in the hands of the humble. Why?

 

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April 4

Mary, the First Disciple

The Feast of the Annunciation reminds us that God’s ways are no our ways. In Mary, God has lifted up the lowly, making her the first disciple. 

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April 1

Do You Know Who You Are?

St. Peter and the apostles knew exactly who they are: sinners, forgiven, born again by water and the Spirit, sent by Jesus under the power of the Holy Spirit to be his witnesses, to seek and save the lost. Do you know who you are? 

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March 31

Times of Refreshing

St. Peter proclaims the Gospel in the temple after having healed the lame beggar at the Gate Beautiful. What does he tell them?

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March 30

Salvation to the Gentiles

St. Peter tells us what Jesus has commanded the apostles to preach to the Gentiles as well as the Jews. 

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March 29

Jesus is Lord and Christ!

St. Peter tells us that Jesus has been raised, and that the Father has made him Lord and Christ. What does that mean?

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March 28

St. Peterís Testimony

St. Peter, on the day of Pentecost, gives testimony to what he has seen and heard: Jesus Christ is risen! 

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March 25

Good Friday

What happened on the Cross of Calvary? What difference does it make in my life today? 

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March 24

Chrism Mass

Peter talks today about the meaning of the Chrism Mass and the Holy Thursday Mass.

 

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March 23

The Suffering Servant

Jesus is the fulfillment of the Suffering Servant Songs from the prophet Isaiah. 

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March 22

The Breaking of the Fellowship

Jesus knows he is about to be betrayed by Judas, denied by Peter; the truth of the sin sick condition of the human heart is revealed even among the twelve.

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March 21

Christ Died for Our Sins

Jesus came to die, to lay down his life in order to put away sin, your sin and mine. 

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March 18

Thirsting for Souls

The reality of Hell, and the real possibility the human beings can actually end up there ought to sober us, and to help motivate us to radically respond to the call to mission. 

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March 17

Reasons to Believe in Hell

Dr. Peter Kreeft provides seven clear reasons to believe in Hell.

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March 16

Disbelief in Hell and Its Logical Consequences

Dr. Peter Kreeft provides us with a logical, compelling understanding of what the denial of Hell actually means in relationship to our faith. 

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March 15

Hell Remains a Real Possibility

Saint John Paul II reminds us that “eternal damnation remains a real possibility.” 

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March 14

Sr. Faustina Visits Hell

Jesus allowed St. Faustina, the saint of mercy, to see the reality of hell, so she could tell the whole world what it is like and that it is real.

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March 11

Tempting God

The devil tempted Jesus by misquoting scripture as a means to get him to disobey the Father. Jesus resisted by speaking the truth. The devil left and waited for a more opportune time. 

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March 10

Idolatry

Every human being is subject to the temptation of the devil to seduce us to replace God with an idol, that is, to worship something less than God. Everybody worships something. What do you worship?

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March 9

Worship Me

The devil is after one thing: he wants to be worshipped as God. He is creature who is filled with pride, envy, and hatred toward his creator. He refuses to be a creature; he has become a slave. 

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March 8

Godís Word is My Food

Jesus tells us, as we listen to his response to Satan, the only way to find life is to be in the will of God your Father.

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March 7

Battle for Identity

The Devil sought to attack Jesus’ identity in order to knock him off course, to get him to turn from the Father’s will, and in that, to enslave him. 

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March 4

Aliens and Exiles

This world is not our home. We live in enemy occupied territory. 

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March 3

Godís Own People

God desires a people of his own, a family, a holy nation, united to him through the Spirit of His Son. 

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March 2

Holy Nation

God’s people are a new nation. Not a nation of this world, but children of the Kingdom of God.

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March 1

Living Stones

St. Peter wants every believer to be clear about their new identity in Christ. Jesus has done something new in each one of us; he has made us a part of the new temple of God.

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February 29

Imperishable Seed

St. Peter reminds us that in the good news of the Gospel we have been given a seed planted in our hearts that will produce eternal life.

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February 26

The Living and Abiding Word of God

God’s word is a living thing, and planted in us like a seed it has power to bring us into eternal life. 

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February 25

Confidence in God

Jesus has given us reason and power to be confident in God the Father. 

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February 24

The Precious Blood of Christ

St. Peter reminds us that the precious blood of Jesus has cleansed us. It’s by his blood that we were ransomed from our futile ways.

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February 23

Be Holy

St. Peter reminds us that we are called to be holy, precisely because it has been written: “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” 

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February 22

Chair of Peter

The Chair of Peter is a sign of the unique authority and teaching office of the Vicar of Christ. 

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February 19

Responding to His Mercy

God offers his mercy to all men and women; no one is outside his reach. The key question is not is God’s mercy for me, but am I willing to receive his mercy on His terms? 

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February 18

Warning from Heaven

One sign of God’s mercy is the words of warning he gives to his people when they turn from him. These can be hard words, but they are words of life, meant to lead us back to God.

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February 17

God Sends His Prophets

Jonah warned the people of Ninevah that they were headed for judgment, that the entire city would be destroyed because of its sin. The king heard that word and called his people to repentance. 

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February 16

How to Pray

Jesus teaches us pray as he himself prayed. The Lord’s prayer, prayed daily, from the heart will radically change your life.

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February 15

Be Holy as Your Father is Holy

The call we have been given is radical, in fact on our own resources it is impossible to reach. But with God all things are possible. What is God’s fundamental call for us?

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February 12

Make the Right Valuation

Jesus has come to open our eyes to what really matters, so that we can see things as they really are. 

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February 11

Rolling the Dice

What have you done with the offer of God’s mercy to you? 

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February 10

Let Me Save You!

Jesus has come to bring us home to the Father. He won’t do it unless we let him.

 

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February 9

You, He Made Alive

The heart of mercy is Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection and the free gift of salvation offered to us in him.

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February 8

Rich in Mercy

In chapter two of his letter to the Ephesians, St. Paul gives us one of the most important passages on mercy in the entire Bible.

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February 5

Getting in the Game

John shares how the Lord called him to “get in the game”, to overcome fears, and to take his place in the New Evangelization.

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February 4

Stories from the Field

John shares inspiring stories from prayer ministry using the Unbound model.

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February 3

Renunciation, Authority, Blessing

In this program John explains the 3rd, 4th and 5th keys of Unbound prayer.

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February 2

Forgiveness

John and Peter discuss the crucial role the second key, forgiveness, plays in overcoming obstacles to freedom. 

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February 1

Repentance and Faith

John explains the first key the Unbound prayer model, Repentance and Faith.

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January 29

A New Life in the Holy Spirit

Dr. Healy reminds us that Jesus calls us all to a radically new way of living that cannot be lived in freedom and joy without the presence and power of the Holy Spirit at work in our hearts. 

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January 28

Jonathan and David

Dr. Healy debunks the myth that Jonathan and King David had a homosexual relationship, and shows how their chaste friendship provides a model of a relationship centered on God.

 

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January 27

Friendship in Christ

Dr. Healy reflects on the inspiring story of the deep friendship between Ruth and Naomi. 

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January 26

The Story of Sodom

Dr. Healy shows how both the Sodom story and the proscriptions of Leviticus against homosexual acts reveal God’s desire to lead human beings to human flourishing.

 

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January 25

Complementarity

Dr. Healy shows how the book of Genesis presents the foundational understanding of the fundamental purpose, design and meaning of human sexuality.

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January 22

He has Begun to Reign

Because Jesus is Lord, you can become all you were meant to be. 

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January 21

He Humbled Himself

Jesus shows us that to reign is to serve. 

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January 20

Reign of God is at Hand

How does the reign of God manifest itself here and now?

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January 19

Partakers of the Divine Nature

Do you believe, really believe that you are destined to share in God’s own nature?

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January 18

The Kingdom of God is at Hand

What does Jesus mean when he says the Kingdom of God is at hand?

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January 15

Transformation

Chuck speaks of the power of God’s mercy and forgiveness at work in his life.

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January 14

Back into Slavery

Chuck tells the story of finally confronting the core of his personal battle with sin and brokenness.

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January 13

The Battle

With humility and transparency Chuck shares about falling to temptation and into old habit patterns of sin that once had a hold on his life.

 

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January 12

Encountering Jesus

Chuck shares the moving story of encountering Jesus through the prayer of a colleague at work!

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January 11

The Real John Travolta

Chuck shares his story of battling with career success and the lure of the world.

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January 8

ďSpecially-abledĒ

Monica shares about St. Thomas Parish’s ministry to children who are mentally disabled. 

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January 7

He Makes All Things New

Monica shares how the encounter with God eventually led to mission.

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January 6

Saved by Love

Monica shares the remarkable story of encountering the life-transforming power of God’s love when she was about to take her life. 

 

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January 5

White Powdered Sugar Donuts

Monica shares the story of God’s provision in her time of desperation.

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January 4

Growing Up

Monica shares the story about her tumultuous teen years.

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January 1

Mary, Our Model

Mary, Mother of Jesus, a humble child has been raised to heaven and has been crowned with glory and honor, as Queen of Heaven and earth. The humble are exalted.

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2015

December 31

Victory over the Antichrist

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December 30

Conquering Evil

St. John tells us that we who are in Christ, no matter what else we may have or not, have conquered evils power over us.

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December 29

Come into the Light

God is calling each of us to come out of the darkness and into the light.

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December 28

God is Light

St. John proclaims to us what Jesus told him about the Father.

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December 25

He Dwells Among Us

Today as we celebrate Christmas remember that the victory has been won. God has come to dwell among men! The ultimate gift has been given! 

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December 24

You Are An Heir

The gift we’re given is the power to become children of God.

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December 23

Rich in Mercy

Mary tells us that God shows his mercy to those who fear him in every generation. Rejoice! His mercy has come to us! 

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December 22

He has Done Great Things for Me

Can you declare like Mary: “The Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is His Name!”

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December 21

Receive Jesus

At the beginning of this Christmas week, let’s open our hearts to the gift the Father desires to give us in His Son.

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December 18

Cleanse the Temple

Jesus wants to come to each one of us. He took on human flesh so he can cleanse the temple which the heart of each and every one of us. 

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December 17

Strive for Holiness

Do you want to see God? Strive for that holiness without which no man shall see God. 

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December 16

I Am a Sinful Man

The Holy Spirit wants to lift the veil that covers our eyes so that we can see the sin sick condition of our own hearts, so that we can cry out like St. Peter: “Leave me Lord, I am a sinful man!”

 

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December 15

Temptation in the Desert

The fear of the Lord gives Jesus the strength to resist the devil. The love of God is our Lord’s ultimate source of strength and motivation, but that love is at times expressed in the fear of the Lord.

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December 14

His Delight

The prophet Isaiah tells us that Jesus, the Messiah’s delight was in the fear of the Lord.

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December 11

The Time of the Spirit and Witness

Advent reminds us that how we live each day matters, characterized by a deep sense of urgency. 

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December 10

Mary Our Model

Mary the quintessential disciple who shows us the way home. 

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December 9

Be It Done Unto Me

Humility and obedience are prized in heaven, but rarely on earth.

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December 8

Immaculate Conception

Jesus saves his Mother!

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December 7

My Lord

Jesus wants to be the Lord of your life. Do you know what that means?

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December 4

The Normal Christian Life

Peter reflects on the amazing way in which the Lord shows us through Dr. Horton’s life what’s possible for every disciple who gives God permission. 

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December 3

Mission in China

Dr. Horton shares how the Lord opened doors to share the Gospel with colleagues in China. 

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December 2

Signs and Wonders

Dr. Horton begins to pray for healing and conversion for friends and colleagues. 

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December 1

Stepping Out

Dr. Horton shares how the Lord healed and equipped him for the work of ministry. Dr. Horton shares how the Lord healed and equipped him for the work of ministry. 

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November 30

Confronting the Darkness

Dr. Horton shares the story of facing unexpected hardship and the call to repentance and conversion.

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November 27

Obtaining the Glory of God

St. Paul tells us that God has chosen us in Jesus to be saved, and he has called us to “obtain the glory that belongs to Jesus Christ our Lord.”

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November 26

Imperishable Seed

God’s word is alive, its living and active. 

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November 25

The Living and Abiding Word of God

Jesus has given us an imperishable seed, his word, planted in our hearts, through which the life of God bursts forth and a new creation is born in us.

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November 24

Risen and Exalted

God the Father has raised Jesus and exalted him at his right hand. That is the destiny of all those who live and die in Christ.

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November 23

Confidence in God

St. Peter tells us Jesus has given us confidence in God the Father. 

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November 20

Ransomed

We have been purchased, bought out of slavery by the precious blood of Jesus.

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November 19

Exiles

We are strangers, sojourners, exiles in the land; we are people on the way, we are headed for the day we will appear before the judgment seat of Christ.

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November 18

Our Former Ignorance

St. Peter exhorts us to not turn back to our former way of life, dominated by our passions and pleasures. 

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November 17

Gird Up Your Minds

St. Peter calls us to take action, to fight for the hope we have been given, to resist the temptations to fall back into our former way of life. 

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November 16

Put Off the Old Nature

The apostles exhort us to lay hold of the grace that has been given to us in our baptism and to put away our old nature and to put on the new nature given to us by Jesus. 

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November 13

Overcoming Obstacles to Healing

Dr. Healy identifies the obstacles to healing and gives practical help in how to begin to pray for others in need of healing. 

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November 12

Charisms and Healing

What are charisms, and how what do that have to do with prayer for healing?

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November 11

The Role of Faith

Expectant faith disposes us to the work Jesus desires to do through us. 

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November 10

Commissioned to Heal

Jesus has commissioned all the baptized to be conduits of his power bring healing and freedom to those in need.

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November 9

Does Jesus want to heal today?

Dr. Healy helps us understand how much the healing ministry of Jesus is meant to be functioning in the Church today.

 

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November 6

Jesus is Lord!

St. Paul reminds us that the reason Jesus died and rose again is so he could be Lord of the dead and of the living. What does that mean? 

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November 5

The New Way of Life

We’ve been empowered to live a new way of life, what does it look like? 

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November 4

One Body in Christ

We are one body in Christ because we have been brought from death to life by the Spirit of Christ. It is the Holy Spirit within us that is the new life principle that animates us and gives us a share in Jesus’ gifts to build up the body.

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November 3

The Goal of My Life

Christian hope is a Holy Spirit inspired confidence that my life has a goal great enough to justify all the sacrifice it will take in this world to reach that goal.

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November 2

Saved by His Life

We have reason to hope because the life of Jesus has been given to us, an eternal life that will never die. 

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October 30

Forgive as You Have Been Forgiven

How do we guard the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace? Forgive as you have been forgiven. 

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October 29

Saved in Hope

The whole of creation awaits the revelation of the sons and daughters of God, all those who have been baptized into Christ, live in hope that all Jesus promised will be fulfilled in us. 

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October 28

Abba! Father!

The Spirit of God cries out within us: “Abba! Father!” We are God’s children now, heirs to the glory that belongs to Jesus.

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October 27

The Power of the Spirit

St. Paul tells us that we do not need to live in fear, but in the freedom of the sons and daughters of God. By the Spirit we have a power over fear that dominates those who do not know God.

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October 26

Flesh and Spirit

St. Paul tells us that to live in the flesh brings death, to walk by the Spirit bring “life and peace.” 

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October 23

Kerygma

Zoli and Panni share their story about sharing the Kerygma, the power of the basic Gospel message, and the extraordinary impact it has on their ministry to the poor. 

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October 22

Only One Mission

Panni shares about the work of Only One Mission. 

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October 21

Called and Empowered for Mission

Panni and Zoltan share their story experiencing the power of the Holy Spirit giving them the grace they needed to embrace the mission they were called to.

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October 20

Panni and Zoltan Testimony Continued

Zoli and Panni share how they began to grow as disciples in the Catholic Church. 

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October 19

Panni and Zoltan Testimony

Panni and Dc Zoltan share the story of their conversions. 

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October 16

Love Awaits Us

The saints all tell us the same thing: God is love, he can be trusted, the safest place to be in this world is to be radically surrendered to Jesus, to walk in his love. 

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October 15

Justified by Faith

St. Paul reminds us that salvation begins with God, it is His gift. 

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October 14

Suppressing the Truth

The love of Christ, the profound love of neighbor fuels the urgent plea made by both St. Francis and St. Paul, giving them courage to call everyone to repentance and faith.

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October 13

Warning from St. Paul and St. Francis

Both St. Paul and St. Francis give clear warning of the consequences of failing to acknowledge God and to obey his commandments. 

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October 12

St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis loved to preach, he was a man radically given over to the pursuit of the salvation of souls. 

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October 9

Passover

Dr. Gilioti describes the elements of Passover their connection to the sacrifice of Jesus.

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October 8

Signs and Wonders

Jesus said that signs and wonders would accompany the preaching of the Gospel.  Does that happen today? 

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October 7

Discovering Charisms

Peter and Dr. Gilioti discuss the meaning of charisms, the spiritual gifts given at baptism and confirmation.

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October 6

Evangelization

What is evangelism?

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October 5

The Great Commission

Peter and Dr. Gilioti discuss the meaning of the Great Commission.

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October 2

The Rest of the Story

Dr. Phil shares how the Lord has led him to a missionary lifestyle as a husband, father and doctor. 

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October 1

New Life

Dr. Phil shares how knowing Jesus and full engagement in the Church has changed his life.

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September 30

The Gift of Faith

Dr. Phil shares the amazing story of how he received the gift of faith.

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September 29

The Door Opens

Dr. Phil describes how his conversion from atheism to Christianity began to unfold.

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September 28

Rejecting the Lord

Dr. Phil shares about his strident atheism and hostility to the Church.

 

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September 25

Transformation

Chuck speaks of the power of God’s mercy and forgiveness at work in his life.

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September 24

Back into Slavery

Chuck tells the story of finally confronting the core of his personal battle with sin and brokenness.

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September 23

The Battle

With humility and transparency Chuck shares about falling to temptation and into old habit patterns of sin that once had a hold on his life.

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September 22

Encountering Jesus

Chuck shares the moving story of encountering Jesus through the prayer of a colleague at work!

 

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September 21

The Real John Travolta

Chuck shares his story of battling with career success and the lure of the world.

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September 18

Do Not Be Conformed to this World

Let’s walk together in the footsteps of the apostles and “not yield to the desires that once shaped you in your ignorance.” 

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September 17

Set All Your Hope!

Live with a renewed mind, put first things first!

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September 16

The Free Gift of God

Rejoice, salvation has been given to you as a free gift!

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September 15

Dead to Sin, Alive to God!

The Cross of Christ is the sign of victory because through it we have been brought from death to life.

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September 14

The Exaltation of the Cross

We exalt the Cross today because it is the instrument of our salvation and the salvation of the whole world.

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September 11

Set All Your Hope!

September 11

Do Not Conform to This World!

Conformity to Christ is the goal of discipleship and the narrow path for every believer. 

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September 10

Overcoming Fear of Death

How does one overcome the fear of death?

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September 9

Call to Witness

The call to witness is a key them in the book of Revelation, one that we are called to embrace.

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September 8

The Heavenly Liturgy

Dr. Williamson provides a vivid picture of the Heavenly Liturgy and its relationship to Holy Mass.

 

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September 7

Six Themes of Revelation

Dr. Williamson lays out six key themes from Revelation.

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September 4

In the Footsteps of St. Francis

St. Francis shows us how to respond, how to live, in times like ours.

 

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September 3

Apostate Church

Pope Benedict said, “in our day, in vast areas of the world the faith is in danger of dying out like a flame which no longer has fuel.” 

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September 2

Forsaking God

The Prophet Jeremiah reminds us of a truth that many have forgotten: “it is evil and bitter to forsake God”.

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September 1

Losing Our Bearings

Pope Benedict XVI said that “Man is pushing God from the human horizon and as a result is losing his bearings.”

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August 31

The Dimming of the Light

Recent Popes have read “signs of the times” with great prophetic clarity giving the Christian people and the world an understanding our times.

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August 28

No One Like Jesus

The Church, building on the testimony of the apostles, declares with certainty that Jesus is “history’s center and goal.” 

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August 27

Our Victory Over Death

The apostles were free, the saints are free, filled with life and joy, because they know the glory to which they have been called and they know the God, who loves them, is able to save! 

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August 26

Real Hope

St. Paul prays that the “eyes of hearts” will be “enlightened”, so that we can see the “hope to which we are called.” 

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August 25

Changed Into His Likeness

St. Paul tells us that “we are being changed into His likeness,” that we ourselves, each one who comes to Jesus, are being changed, “from one degree of glory to the next”. 

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August 24

Behold the Glory

St. Paul tells us that the Holy Spirit desires to reveal the glory and majesty of Jesus to every human heart.

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August 21

Truth and Forgiveness

To love is to will the good of another, which presupposes an objective goodness, a ground for that affirmation.  Love does not tolerate or celebrate or rejoice in what is wrong. 

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August 20

The Lord's Prayer

Jesus teaches us how to pray in the Our Father, in it he orients us to the Father and teaches us to pray for the things that matter most. 

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August 19

Dwelling Place of God

St. Paul asks each one of us, “Don’t you know you are God’s Temple, and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?

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August 18

Hearts of Flesh

The call to holiness is possible because Jesus empowers us to do it through the gift of the Holy Spirit. 

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August 17

Subject to Christ

God the Father’s plan is to bring all things under the Lordship and majesty of Jesus.

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August 14

The Heavenly City

Peter and Dr. Williamson engage in a lively discussion about Heaven.

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August 13

What is the Rapture?

Dr. Williamson speaks about the final events of history as understood from the book of Revelation and the New Testament, and clarifies the confusion around the concept of the “rapture”.

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August 12

The Last Days and the Return of the Lord

Is the book of Revelation about the Lord’s final return? 

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August 11

Letters to the Seven Churches

Dr. Williamson describes the nature of the seven letters to the Churches of Asia Minor and how Jesus’ words have direct application to our lives today.

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August 10

John's Vision of Jesus the Lord

Jesus reveals the truth about his glory, majesty and power to John in a vision, which brings great hope and courage to John as he leads his people at a time of trial and persecution.

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August 7

Strengthen the Brethren

The apostles exhort us to strengthen the body of believers, the family of God, to build one another up in love, to guard the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 

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August 6

Knowing God

The Holy Spirit has been given to us so that we can know God. The Holy Spirit reveals to us the heart of the Father.

 

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August 5

The Wisdom of God

St. Paul tells us that we have been given the wisdom of God, a wisdom not of this age, but of the age to come.

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August 4

Regeneration

St. Paul describes what grace looks like, it isn’t our own doing, something we accomplish, but it is a work of God’s mercy, the “washing of regeneration and renewal in the Holy Spirit.” 

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August 3

A People of His Own

St. Paul tells us that the “grace of God has appeared” for our salvation. What does he mean by that!

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July 31

Decision Time

Jesus waits our response to his offer of salvation. 

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July 30

From the Power of Satan to God

St. Paul gives us the precious words of Jesus, in detail, as he describes the very essence of evangelization.

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July 29

St. Paul's Proclamation

Open their eyes, lead them for darkness to light, from the power of Satan to God. 

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July 28

St. Peter's Proclamation

There is no other name under heaven and earth though whom we can have our sins forgiven. 

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July 27

The Forgiveness of Sins

The mercy being offered through evangelization is the forgiveness of sins. All of have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

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July 24

Walking in Him

Cynthia talks about becoming a Catholic, being profoundly inspired by the “theology of the body.” 

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July 23

Coming Home

Cynthia shares her story of attending her first Catholic Mass and consequent decision to enter RCIA.

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July 22

Rescued

Cynthia shares an amazing story of the Lord hearing her prayer for help at a moment when she was about to give in to temptation to walk away from her sobriety.

 

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July 21

Covenant Love

Cynthia shares her story of encountering the Lord’s covenant love.

 

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July 20

Facing Addiction

Cynthia tells her story of battling alcohol and drug addiction. Hope and truth begin to break into her life through the witness a young Catholic man she met at work. 

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July 17

A Full Relationship with Christ

In the words of St. John Paul II, “it is necessary to awaken again in believers a full relationship with Christ, mankind’s only savior. 

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July 16

Saying Yes to Jesus

We all need to personally respond to Jesus’ personal invitation to relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

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July 15

Communion in Christ

Jesus desires to not only have a personal relationship with each one of us, but ultimately to unite all those he calls friend into a communion and relationship with one another in His Church.

 

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July 14

The Word of God

St. John Paul II reminds us that the Word of God “gives rise to a personal relationship with the living God…”

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July 13

Personal Relationship with God

At the heart of Christianity is the call of God the Father to all men and women to enter into a personal relationship with Him in Jesus, his beloved Son.

 

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July 10

Dorothy Herbeck

Peter shares the story of the amazing life of faith his mother Dorothy lived. A life that, despite her simple upbringing had enormous impact. 

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July 9

Now is the Time of Salvation

No matter how successful we might be in this world, if we fail to surrender to God, to love him and to seek his Kingdom, we die an utter failure. 

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July 8

Build Your Life on Him

To seek first the Kingdom demands concrete expression in our daily lives, at home, work, leisure. 

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July 7

Seek First the Kingdom

To trust the Lord with all your heart is to “seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness”.

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July 6

Trust in the Lord

Proverbs 3:5-8 teaches us to trust in the Lord with our heart, to lean not on our own understanding. This is the straight path, the path that leads to life.

 

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July 3

Surrender

The road to freedom, real spiritual freedom, is to say yes to Jesus, to trust him. Let Jesus take you by the hand and lead you to share in the freedom that is his.

 

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July 2

Humble Yourself

St. Peter teaches us that the first step in the battle is to humble ourselves before the mighty hand of God. He will lead us to freedom. 

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July 1

Resist the Devil

The apostles exhort us to stand against the tactics of the devil, and to resist his temptations.

 

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June 30

The Fall of the Angels

Our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against real, live spiritual beings who are set against us. 

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June 29

The Envy of the Devil

Death entered the world through the envy of the Devil. The spiritual combat begins there, fighting daily against the devil who seeks to lead us to eternal death.

 

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June 26

Searching Her Own Mystery

Dr. Kinzer discusses important dimensions of the mystery of both the Church and Jewish People.

 

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June 25

Nostra Aetate

The Church “searches her own mystery” and finds that historic Judaism is part of that mystery.

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June 24

Catholic-Messianic Jewish Dialogue

Dr. Kinzer describes the work of the Catholic-Messianic Jewish Dialogue. 

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June 23

Encountering Catholicism

Dr. Kinzer shares his story of encountering historic Christianity. 

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June 22

Coming to Faith in Jesus

Dr. Kinzer shares his story of how he came to believe in Jesus as Messiah.

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June 19

No Ordinary People

Why is evangelization so important? There are no ordinary people. Every person is made to live forever; we are eternal creatures. The one question that matters is will we live with God forever or not? 

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June 18

Zeal for the Salvation of Souls

May the Lord grant all of us zeal for the salvation of souls.

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June 17

All Day Long

After having been threaten and beaten with rods, the apostles rejoiced at having experienced dishonor and suffering the name of Jesus. They didn’t run and hide, rather they boldly continued to openly proclaim Jesus as Lord. 

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June 16

St. Paul's Trials

St. Paul’s trials are his credentials to authentic apostleship. 

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June 15

We Must Obey God

St. Peter stood fearlessly before the Sanhedrin, facing their threats, and declared that the apostles cannot stop preaching in Jesus name, because they must obey God not men.

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June 12

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Behold the heart of God that so loves man, and is so little loved in return! 

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June 11

Set Apart

God has set us apart for him, to be holy and blameless before him.

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June 10

Sealed with the Holy Spirit

All those who are baptized are sealed with the Holy Spirit, marked by Jesus’ own anointing.

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June 9

One Bread, One Body

All who partake of the one body of Our Lord become one body together with him.

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June 8

Corpus Christi

Peter comments on the great feast of Corpus Christi.

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June 5

Dr. Williamson's Testimony

Dr. Williamson provides a short and inspiring account of his own personal encounter with Jesus and the transformational change it made in his life. 

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June 4

Confirmatory Sources

Dr. Williamson identifies other historical evidence supporting Jesus in New Testament letters, writings of Roman and Jewish historians of the period, archeological evidence and historical effects of the life and ministry of Jesus.

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June 3

Do Miracles Undermine Reliability?

Dr. Williamson describes on the miracle accounts actually strengthen document reliability of the Gospels.

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June 2

Credibility of the Documents

Dr. Williamson makes a strong case for the high degree of reliability of the Four Gospels. 

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June 1

Reliability of Biblical Manuscripts

Dr. Peter Williamson presents a clear picture of the enormous manuscript evidence in support of the reliability of the Bible as an accurate historical source for Jesus.

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May 29

The Kerygma

Steve and Peter discuss the core message that the apostolate proclaims.

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May 28

Taking It to the Streets

Steve describes how St. Paul Street Evangelization developed.

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May 27

ProLife Testimony

Steve tells the story of sharing the miraculous medal with a woman in a restaurant who decides not to have an abortion.

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May 26

Miraculous Medal

Steve explains the use of the Miraculous Medal in street evangelism.

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May 25

Steve's Conversion

Steve shares his conversion story.

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May 22

Come Holy Spirit

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May 21

Jesus' Hearts Desire

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May 20

Judge of the Living and the Dead

St. Peter’s kerygma. 

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May 19

Confess with Your Lips

The Holy Spirit wants to show us who we are and who Jesus is. We cannot understand ourselves apart from Jesus. It’s by the Holy Spirit’s power that we can confess Jesus as Lord.

 

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May 18

From Death to Life

The first thing the Holy Spirit brings to us is a share in God’s life, in divine life.

 

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May 15

The Knowledge of Him

St. Paul prays that each one of us would come to a true knowledge of the Lordship and Majesty of Jesus. 

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May 14

The Ascension of Our Lord Jesus

Jesus has literally ascended to the right hand of the Father where he now reigns as Lord, judge of the living and the dead. 

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May 13

A Personal Relationship with Jesus

The Holy Spirit makes Jesus present to us, in a real and personal way. He comes to dwell in us to give us the power to follow him, to belong to him. 

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May 12

The Promise of the Spirit

The promise of the Father, given to Jesus, is the Holy Spirit. Why is Jesus the one who pours out the Holy Spirit?

 

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May 11

Outpouring of the Spirit

St. Peter, on the day of Pentecost, defines their experience of the Holy Spirit as the fulfillment of the words of the Prophet Joel. What does he mean?

 

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May 8

The Baptism in the Holy Spirit

The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is central to the life of every Christian. Jesus tells us that he has come to “baptize you in the Holy Spirit.” What does he mean? 

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May 7

The Jerusalem Council

The Council of Jerusalem decides that the Gentiles who have come to believe in Jesus do not need to be circumcised.  How did they know? Because they saw that the Gentiles had received the Holy Spirit.

 

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May 6

Jesus and the Father

Jesus tells the apostles that he wants “the whole world to know that I love the Father.” This is Jesus deepest motivation as he makes his way to Calvary.

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May 5

Stoning of St. Paul

St. Paul reminds all of us, “It is necessary for us to undergo many hardships
to enter the Kingdom of God.”

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May 4

St. Paul Returns to Jerusalem

Todays reading tells us of Saul’s first return to Jerusalem after having encountered Jesus on the road to Damascus. The disciples in Jerusalem were said to be “afraid of him.”

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May 1

Pope Francis Exhortation

Pope Francis exhorts all the baptized, no matter what level of training and formation, to be directly engaged, “here and now” in the New Evanglization. 

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April 30

Seek and Save the Lost

The Holy Spirit desires to give to each of us the heart of Jesus for the lost. Jesus is the one who has come to “seek and save the lost.” 

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April 29

My Word Will Condemn You

Jesus said that his words will judge us on the last day: did I receive his word, did I live it? 

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April 28

Conversion of the Gentiles

The apostles in Jerusalem come to see and understand that “life-giving repentance” has been given to the Gentiles. How did they know it? The Holy Spirit was poured out upon the Gentiles.

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April 27

No Other Name

St. Peter proclaims with boldness the fundamental, unchanging truth, that “there is no salvation through anyone else.” Jesus is the only savior of the world. 

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April 24

Conversion of Paul

St. Paul received a revelation of Jesus on the road to Damascus. He was blinded, later his eyes were opened as Ananias his new brother in Christ prayed over him. As he prayed Paul received the gift of the Holy Spirit. 

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April 23

Hating the Light

The teaching of Jesus reveals the truth of the human heart. In it, he exposes the sin that lies within. In each one of us there is a measure of resistance to the light that Jesus brings into the world.

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April 22

Witnesses to the Truth

It is important for all of us to see and understand that following Jesus will necessarily entail trial. The apostles understood this: “Indeed, all who desire to live a Godly life will be persecuted.”

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April 21

Stoning of Stephen

The religious leaders have Stephen stoned. Like his Master, Stephen bears witness to the truth in the face of great resistance. Finally, he prays for his persecutors and offers his spirit to Jesus.

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April 20

St. Stephen Accused

St. Stephen, a deacon and the first martyr of the Church, is brought, like Jesus, before the religious leaders and is falsely accused of speaking against Moses and God. 

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April 17

Suffering Dishonor for the Name

The apostles were flogged, whipped for preaching the name of Jesus. They were warned to never do it again. They left rejoicing and did just what they were told not to do. 

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April 16

They Wanted to Put Them to Death

Todays reading from the Acts of the Apostles gives us an exquisite summary of the core of the Gospel message, the kerygma, the Good News the Church exists to proclaim.

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April 15

The Verdict

The conflict between the religious leaders and the apostles continues. The conflict reveals the truth of Jesus’ words, “men prefer darkness to light, because their deeds are evil.”

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April 14

Christian Community

The Holy Spirit empowers us to live differently, to come out of our isolation and to become part of the family of God, the Kingdom of God, to live a new life together in Christ.

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April 13

Threats

Peter and John return to the brethren after having been released by the High Priest. They were threatened by the religious leadership, told to stop speaking about Jesus. The apostles rejoice and call on the Lord to give them the power to continue to preach in his name with all boldness.

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April 10

In His Name

St. Peter declares to all who were gathered in the Temple that the crippled man was healed because of his faith in the name of Jesus. He believed, he obeyed and Jesus healed him. 

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April 9

Save Yourselves!

An important part of the St. Peter’s preaching on the day of Pentecost is often forgotten today: “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation!” 

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April 8

Repent and Be Baptized

St. Peter presents to us the way to become a Christian, a follower of Jesus: believe, repent, be baptized for the forgiveness of your sins and receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

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April 7

Delivered Up

Jesus was delivered up, that is, the crucifixion was in the plan of God from the beginning. Through the cross Jesus destroys the power of sin and death and begins the new creation in his own person. 

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April 6

God Anointed Jesus

St. Peter proclaims to Cornelius and his entire household the core message of the Gospel, the good news about Jesus’ death and resurrection.

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April 3

The Three Faces

The cross of Jesus Christ reveals the face of sin, the face of God and the true face of man. All the wisdom and power of God is revealed on the cross. 

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April 2

A Single Sacrifice

Jesus offered himself for all time, a single sacrifice, for our sins. By his power we can be united to that sacrifice every time we participate in the Mass.

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April 1

The Witness of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit bears witness to our Spirit that Jesus, who made a single sacrifice for our sins, has been exalted at the right hand of the Father.

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March 31

The Son of Man is Glorified

Jesus makes clear to the whole world that he has come to do his Father’s will whatever the cost. This is the road to true glory, not the passing glory of this world, but the glory which comes from the Father.

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March 30

To Do God's Will

Jesus came for one purpose: to do the will of the Father.  Jesus now calls us to follow in his footsteps, to do the same. 

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March 27

The Freedom of the Son

Jesus said, “if the Son sets you free you are free indeed.” That freedom, which only Jesus can give, come from receiving Jesus’ words into our hearts. Jesus said to the religious leaders, “My word finds no place in you.” 

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March 26

You Will Die in Your Sins

The battle between Jesus and the Pharisees continues. He reveal their perilous condition. The resistance to Jesus reveals their resistance to God. And as a result, Jesus tells them, “you will die in your sins unless you believe that I am he.” 

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March 25

Full of Grace

The angel Gabriel addresses Mary, “Hail, full of grace!” 

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March 24

Confess Your Sins

Jesus has come to free us from the “reign of sin”. He does that by making us children of God. The children of God confess their sins to the Christ, who daily seeks to cleanse us and to make us more like him. 

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March 23

The Heart of Jesus

The prophets Jeremiah and Ezekiel tell us of the Father’s great intention, to give to each one of us a new heart, the heart of Jesus His Son, that enables us to love the Father and our neighbor as Jesus does.

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March 20

Forgiveness and Truth

There is no love without the truth; true love seeks forgiveness, forgiveness brings healing because it demands a return to the truth. 

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March 19

Fear of the Lord

Fear of the Lord is a good thing! It’s sanity, health, and it protects us from foolishness, stupidity. It helps keep us rooted in God.

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March 18

Living Against Nature

Cardinal Ratzinger describes the logical consequence of the temptation to suppress the truth about God this way: “What is unnatural becomes normal; the person who lives against truth also lives against nature.” 

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March 17

Suppressing the Truth

Peter presents reflections by Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) from his book, “The Yes of Jesus Christ.” 

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March 16

Fool!

The rich man seemed wise in his own eyes, but at the height of his success, God calls him a fool. Why?

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March 13

Condemnation and Everlasting Life

Peter continues his powerful reflection on the Gospel of John 3:14-21.

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March 12

The Son of Man is Lifted Up

Peter continues his reflection on Ephesians 2 and touches on the Gospel Reading for this coming Sunday: John 3:14-21.

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March 11

Rich in Mercy

Peter gives a reflection on St. Paul’s teaching of the Biblical worldview given in Ephesians 2:1-10.

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March 10

Interview with Keith Curry

Guest Keith Curry share his story of struggle for sobriety and the role the Friends of the Master has played in helping find the road to sanity, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

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March 9

Interview with Rob Carpenter

Rob Carpenter, founder of the Friends of the Master, tells his story of what inspired him to begin the ministry to men in prison and to find a home for those who are released.

 

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March 6

Dr. Williamson's Testimony

Dr. Williamson provides a short and inspiring account of his own personal encounter with Jesus and the transformational change it made in his life. 

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March 5

Confirmatory Sources

Dr. Williamson identifies other historical evidence supporting Jesus in New Testament letters, writings of Roman and Jewish historians of the period, archeological evidence and historical effects of the life and ministry of Jesus.

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March 4

Do Miracles Undermine Reliability?

Dr. Williamson describes on the miracle accounts actually strengthen document reliability of the Gospels.

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March 3

Credibility of the Documents

Dr. Williamson makes a strong case for the high degree of reliability of the Four Gospels. 

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March 2

Reliability of Biblical Manuscripts

Dr. Peter Williamson presents a clear picture of the enormous manuscript evidence in support of the reliability of the Bible as an accurate historical source for Jesus.

 

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February 27

Missionaries in Cameroon

Peter shares about being a missionary in Cameroon with his wife Joy and three children.

 

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February 26

Interview with Peter Newburn

Peter shares with us his story of conversion and ministry. 

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February 25

Testimony of Tibi Majoris

Tibi shares his story of conversion and the humble beginnings of what has become a dynamic outreach.

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February 24

The Kerygma

Dc. Zoli presents a clear understanding of the Kerygma, which is the good news about Jesus. 

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February 23

Deacon Zoltan Kunszabo's Conversion

Dc Zoli, from Budapest, Hungary,  shares his amazing conversion story. 

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February 20

Let Jesus Be Lord

The Holy Spirit wants to help us reorder our priorities, to teach us how to make accurate valuations of what really matters in life. 

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February 19

I Am Mission

Pope Francis gives us a beautiful truth about ourselves in Christ: “I am a mission on earth; that is the reason why I am here in this world.”

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February 18

Family Conversion

The Holy Spirit wants to help us share our faith in Jesus and His Church with our family members, to bring healing and transformation.

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February 17

Fearlessly Open to the Holy Spirit

Pope Francis exhorts each of us to be “fearlessly open to the working of the Holy Spirit.”

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February 16

Transforming Love

Paco Gavrilides shares his story of encountering Jesus in a new way, in the power of the Holy Spirit.

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February 13

Resisting Sin

We are called to resist sin even to the point of shedding our blood. How can we muster such a resistance? Look at Jesus, receive his strength, he is the one who resisted sin even to the point of shedding his blood. He will give you strength. 

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February 12

The Joy Set Before Him

Jesus could endure the cross, its horror and shame, because he kept before His eyes the joy of his heart. The joy of Jesus is the Father, reunion with the Father, give the Father what belongs to him. 

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February 11

Fix Your Eyes on Jesus

To live by faith is to live with our eyes fixed on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. We must ask the Holy Spirit for the grace to see Jesus in glory. He is our future and our great reward.

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February 10

You Have Need of Endurance

To gain the crown of glory, we must endure until the end. Faith gives us the confidence and strength we need to be able to cross the finish line and to receive the promise.

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February 9

A Cloud of Witnesses

The letter to the Hebrews puts before us a great cloud of witnesses, men and women of faith, who bet everything on God’s promise, and because of that faith won a crown of glory.

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February 6

Do You Want to Be Free or Not?

Jesus has come to offer you the freedom that belongs to Him. The question is, do you want it. 

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February 5

Lifelong Bondage

Only Jesus is free of the bondage to the fear of death. It's that freedom, His freedom that is given to us.

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