The Weight of Sin

Hello Catholic Faithful!

Below you will find my July 9 sermon, The Weight of Sin, given at The Bridge Covenant Church, in Riverbank. Jesus encourages us neither to think we can do it all alone, nor that we can do nothing. Instead he recommends that we “yoke” ourselves to Him, bind ourselves closely to Him, and together with Him to do more than we ever thought imaginable! He tells us that His yoke is easy and His burden light. This is welcome news for those of us who believe that the weight of the world is always upon our shoulders! The truth is that Jesus came to give us rest, peace, and a life free from worry and anxiety–if we would but allow Him to carry our load with us. Are you experiencing that peace? Sadly, too many–believers and unbelievers alike–are collapsing under the weight. Find liberation in Christ Jesus! Life is too short for the bitterness, angst, and emotional poverty that results in putting out hopes in the hands of the world.

Also, a big “thank you” to The Bridge leadership team for this past Sunday off! Our family and Jill’s family had a great time at Sea Cliff Beach, in Aptos (Day 1), and at the Boardwalk (Day 2), in Santa Cruz! We spent our final day deep sea (100ft) fishing (Day 3). Together, myself, Mark, Luke, and Jill’s brother, dad, and friend, pulled in over 60 Rock Cod. Unfortunately, Luke’s stomach didn’t do so well but he said he had a good time anyway (and we caught his share of fish too!). I think we’ve officially added the fishing trip to the Santa Cruz agenda!

Blessings,
Stephen

 

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Getting Caught Up!

Hello Brothers and Sisters! Happy 4th of July! I pray that you spend time with family and friends and enjoy both the freedom that has been won for us in Christ Jesus, and also the freedoms that are protected by this great nation. If you can do so, take the time to thank a veteran for safeguarding our freedom.

As the title clearly indicates, I am finally getting caught up on publishing June sermons given at The Bridge Covenant Church, in Riverbank! My internet at home is painfully slow, and it takes days (quite literally) to upload a sermon from my iPad, to my Dropbox, and then to YouTube. By God’s grace, however (and the virtue of patience), two Sunday sermons are now complete and the links are below! The first is “Trinity Sunday,” and the second is “A Child of God.” I hope you enjoy watching them, are edified by them, and are willing to both comment and share your thoughts or how the Spirit inspired and moved you by what you heard.

Blessings,
Stephen Valgos Catholic Evangelist

June 11 Sermon – Trinity Sunday

June 25 Sermon – A Child of God

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