Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;
https://youtu.be/TMDxjB1MU-w Sunday Sermon
.Mass verses- Church Unlimited too
.Catholics and Evangelicals
.Racial prejudice challenged by Jesus
.Puppies eat the crumbs!
.Not pluralism- but acceptance
.Are we exclusive?
.You are too
.The sun- and the Son
.Gentiles- don’t get proud
.We were immigrants once as well [outside of the covenant]
.Britannia ruled the seas- yet we won!
.Native Americans were here first
.The principle of storehouse- seeds
.Thales and the eclipse
.Ptolemy and cosmology [no- we didn’t think the earth was flat- not most of us]
.Alexander the great
NEW- I taught on the verses from The Sunday Mass- and made some comments from Church Unlimited and New Christian Harvest [feeding ministry in the Bluff].
I’ll add my past links below and just Make a few comments-
In Isaiah 56 we see the prophet telling God’s people that it was always his intent for the kingdom of God to embrace all people groups-
Isaiah 56:6 Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant;
Isaiah 56:7 Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.
God even had statues in the Old Testament that allowed for this.
Then we read of the account where a woman from Canaan [Matt. 15] came to Jesus with a request-
Matthew 15:22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
The Jewish [religious] people of Jesus day were quick to cut off people who were not part of the commonwealth of Israel.
Judaism- at the time of Christ- became elitist.
Yet Jesus answers the woman's request because she showed faith in Jesus as the promised Messiah- the son of David-
Matthew 15:28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.
In Romans 11 [by the way- these were the 3 main passages that were read in this Sunday’s mass- and I want my friends to see that these bible verses are not simply read by the priest with no rhyme or reason- they all have a purpose].
Ok- In Romans 11 we see this dynamic come to a head.
Yes- God had given Israel great promises- the law and the prophets were sent to the people of Israel.
Jesus Himself recognized this In his response to the woman- [overblog- see here- https://ccoutreach87.com/2017/09/01/sunday-sermon-5/ ]