Come with the Joy of a Child

Come with the Joy of a Child

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. The Journey to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ Palm Sunday The next day a great crowd who had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem.  So they took...

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The Entrance of a Humble King in Front of a Confused Crowd

The Entrance of a Humble King in Front of a Confused Crowd

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Palm Sunday Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. There they made Him a supper; Martha served, and Lazarus was one of...

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Come and Hang Out With People Just Like You

Come and Hang Out With People Just Like You

Listen Now.  We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. The Journey to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ Saturday of Lazarus When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met Him, while Mary sat in the house.  Martha said to...

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Rejoice in the Lord Always

Rejoice in the Lord Always

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let all men know your forbearance. The Lord is at hand. Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication...

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Be Transformed

Be Transformed

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. ENGAGED: The Call to Be Disciples Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them...

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A Posture of Joy

A Posture of Joy

I’ve been surprised by something recently that I shouldn’t have been surprised by: joy isn’t a by-product of happiness. In December on the Feast of St. Stephen, I married the most wonderful man I’ve ever known, who loves me in a deeper and more beautiful way than I ever even...

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The Cost of Discipleship—The Distorted Image and What It Means to Surrender—Part Nineteen

The Cost of Discipleship—The Distorted Image and What It Means to Surrender—Part Nineteen

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. ENGAGED: The Call to Be Disciples Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them...

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What I learned from “The Greek Freak”

What I learned from “The Greek Freak”

Originally published in our Sounding Blog in January 2017, the OCN is again sharing this post as Giannis Antetokounmpo of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks is making news again.  For more on this story, check out this video from CBS News 60 Minutes.    There are times I find it difficult to...

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Following Christ – today and always!

Following Christ – today and always!

Today is Palm Sunday! This is the day we celebrate when our Lord, Jesus Christ came into Jerusalem. This was a big celebration for Jesus’s followers then, and it still is a big celebration for Jesus’s followers today! Lots and lots of people lined up to welcome Christ into Jerusalem....

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The Cost of Discipleship—The Distorted Image and What It Means to Surrender—Part Eighteen

The Cost of Discipleship—The Distorted Image and What It Means to Surrender—Part Eighteen

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. ENGAGED: The Call to Be Disciples Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them...

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The Transformative Power of the Cross

The Transformative Power of the Cross

Leading up to Holy Week, the week leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion, it is important to learn what the cross is and what it means to us. The cross today is a sign of glory and victory to many people. To some it’s a fashion statement. But during the time...

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The Cost of Discipleship—The Distorted Image and What It Means to Surrender—Part Seventeen

The Cost of Discipleship—The Distorted Image and What It Means to Surrender—Part Seventeen

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. ENGAGED: The Call to Be Disciples Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them...

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