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CAP's Sermon Link 2-26-17

I had a most extraordinary experience a couple of weeks ago, when The Community Church is Dellroy asked me to preach a Sunday sermon!  Of course, Deacon Lyn and Pastor Jeff checked with Columbus, and they gave me a quick "OK".  When they phoned me, I said "You DO know that I am Catholic", but they replied "That's fine...we've heard you preach in the past, so we're confident that you will deliver a good Christian message.  I felt honored.  What I did not expect was that the sermon would end up on Facebook.  It reminded me of the first reading from yesterday's Mass, when Jeremiah's enemies said ""and so, let us destroy him by his own tongue.  Let us carefully note his every word." (Jer18:18).  Now this was certainly NOT the intent of my friends at Christ Community Church, but it made me realize how important the words of a minister of the gospel are, and the temporal and eternal perils of teaching false doctrine. 

But I also remembered the words of Saint Paul in 1Cor9:22 "To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men, so that by all possible means I might save some of them." and so I mustered up my courage and "became a Protestant Minister" for a day in the hopes of winning a soul to Christ.  I knew I was in the groove when I realized about 30 minutes in that my shirt was soaked with perspiration under my suit coat ☺. 

If you are so inclined to listen in, you may do so at the following link: 

https://www.facebook.com/mychristcommunity/videos/1352015991504343/

They must have been OK with the message, because I get to do this again on Sunday March 26th!  Keep me in your prayers.

CAP

 

 

Caps Corner Bio

Mark Capuano

By the Fall of 2008 Mark Capuano (Cap) was comfortable and content with his life as an Evangelical Elder.  Thinking he "had it all figured out" his thoughts were primarily on spending his remaining years in the company of friends and acquaintances within his tight circle of fellow believers in rural Ohio.  God had other plans.  


Spurred by a particularly harsh criticism of the Catholic Church he'd heard from a missionary to Italy, Cap decided to finally explore the history of Christianity in depth.  Only this time, rather than reading what others had to say, he decided to go right to the source - the Apostolic Fathers.  What he discovered changed his mind, his world, his life.  

A study which began as an apology of Catholicism to be a legitimate, Biblically based Christian religion, ended up a defense of Orthodoxy itself, and the first step in a personal journey back to the Church of his youth.  By the summer of 2011 the journey was complete.  His book "Giving My Ancestors a Vote" details this thought process from a first person perspective.  Mark's hope is that it will ultimately be of value as a starting point toward unity, which is the prayer of our Lord.  

"Cap's Corner" is a collection of short thoughts and lessons, also intended to help others along their own person faith journey.  Never at a loss for wit, you may find these articles interesting and enjoyable.

Cap currently resides in Bolivar, Ohio and is a member of The Church of The Holy Trinity in Zoar.  A professional chemical/materials engineer, he is now retired from The Timken Steel Company.  In addition to Jesus Christ, his passions include music, reading, and fishin'.