2015 sermons

Date       Reading       Topic

01/04      24-25     Moral Excellence --  gk. ‘charakter’ (impression on a coin) "image of God" Latin - Imago Dei Gal 4:19

01/11      61    Values & Virtues Phil 4:8

01/18      95    MLKjr – Value of Equality Gal 3:28

01/25      202  Developing ‘character’ – virtue; habit (lt. mores)

02/01      378  Comitas — "Humour" — Ease of manner, courtesy, openness, and friendliness.

02/08      113  Wisdom and Knowledge 2 Pet 1:5

02/15      380  Valentine’s Day Weekend: virtue of love – but the greatest of these is love

02/22      115  Lenten Season – the Values category of “Doctrinal” (political, ideological, religious, and social beliefs)

03/01      679  Constantia — "Perseverance" — stamina, mental, and physical endurance.

03/08      475  DST - Clementia — "Mercy" — Mildness and gentleness.

03/15      127  Dignitas -  "Dignity" — A sense of self-worth, personal propriety

03/22      108  Disciplina — "Discipline" — Military oath under Roman protective law & citizenship.

03/29      782  Palm Sunday – Beware, those who ride you in with a parade will ride you out on a rail (‘change’ agents)

04/05      381  Easter – Looking to the resurrection, not the cross, teaches us how to live (newness, life, hope, change)

04/12      164  Firmitas — "Tenacity" — Strength of mind, the ability to stick to one's purpose.

04/19      134-135 Frugalitas — "Frugality" — Economy and simplicity of style, without being miserly.

04/26      472  Gravitas — "Gravity" — A sense of the importance of the matter at hand, responsibility and earnestness.

05/03      177  Honestas — "Respectability" — The image that one presents as a respectable member of society.

05/10      628  Mother’s Day

05/17      176  Humanitas — "Humanity" — Refinement, civilization, learning, cultured.

05/24      783  Memorial Day

05/31      679  Industria — Industriousness

06/07      646  Iustitia — "Justice" — Sense of moral worth to an action.

06/14      752  Pietas — "Dutifulness" — More than religious piety; a respect for natural order socially, politically, religiously

06/21      473  Father’s Day Virtus -  Valor, excellence, courage, character, and worth. Vir meaning "man".

06/28      471  Prudentia(James 3) Foresight, wisdom, and personal discretion.

07/05      658  Salubritas — Wholesomeness

07/26      162  Severitas  seriousness in self-control.

08/02      547  Veritas — Honesty in dealing with others.

08/09      569-570 Hungering and thirsting for righteousness

08/16      587  Is our ‘destiny’ related to our journey?

08/23      608  What is the greatest of God’s promises - His love; His protection; His provision?

08/30      810  Labor Day Weekend – Come unto me all ye that labor and I will give you rest

09/06      751  What are the ingredients of personal peace?

09/13      785  How long is eternal and everlasting?

09/20      524  Fellowship and forgiveness, light and life

09/27      26    To exalt, to lift up, to magnify, to praise – to worship

10/04      42    Bring forth the Royal Diadem

10/11      346  Amazing love – God’s gift to others, through us

10/18      379  Our faith and hope are in God

10/25      380  What about that ‘4th Dimension’ and that ‘6th Sense?”

11/01      381  Access to Grace: a possession or disposable commodity?

11/08      378  Light – illumination, energy, color

11/15      698  Confidence – more important for a woman than silk or jewelry

11/22      798  Thanksgiving Weekend:  loyalty and appreciation, thoughtfulness

11/29      73    1st Sunday of Advent

12/06      49    2nd Sunday of Advent

12/13      50-51     3rd Sunday of Advent – Marimba Sunday

12/20      71    4th Sunday of Advent

12/27      7 Looking Back