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SUNDAY SERMON  12-10-17

 

2 Peter 3:8

But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

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Sunday sermon- https://youtu.be/qNVuuTMZch4

https://vimeo.com/247486075 

 

Isaiah 28:6

And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate.

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Update  https://youtu.be/DazUlC0XaCs 

 

ON VIDEO-

.Verses from the Mass and Church Unlimited

.Your warfare is finished

.The fore runner is on the way

.Einstein and time

.Creation and the flood event

.Mars [the planet]

.Science and politics

.One day with God

.John the Baptist

.Qumran community and the Essenes https://www.gotquestions.org/Essenes.html 

.John baptizes Jesus

.Herod’s slaughter of the children

.Kingdoms in conflict

.Dead Sea Scrolls

.Reliability of scripture

 

 

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I talked on the verses from the Sunday Mass and a few from Church Unlimited-

I’ll add my past teachings below and try and simply share a point or 2 here-

 

The reading from the Old Testament focused on the calling of John the Baptist-

Isaiah 40:3 The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

Isaiah 40:4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:

And in the reading from the gospel we see the fulfillment-

Mark 1:2 As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

Mark 1:3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

Mark 1:4 John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.

John came out of nowhere if you will- some scholars think John was part of the Qumran community- these were Jews who separated themselves and lived a solitary life-

 

Whether John was an Essene I don’t know-

But he was certainly a culture shock to the people he preached to-

He was dressed like a wild prophet- wore camels skins and ate locusts and honey-

Mark 1:6 And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey;

Yet- he was sent by God- and was spoken about some 600 years before he appeared on the scene-

Even Malachi prophesied about him-

Malachi 3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the LORD, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.

Jesus himself said this was speaking about John-

Matthew 11:7 And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?

Matthew 11:8 But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses.

Matthew 11:9 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet.

Matthew 11:10 For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

Matthew 11:11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

Being we are in the chapter- he also said John fulfilled the Elijah prophecy as well-

Matthew 11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.

Matthew 11:13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.

Matthew 11:14 And if ye will receive it, this is Elias [Elijah] which was for to come.

We find this prophecy in Malachi as well- [overblog- see here- https://ccoutreach87.com/2017/12/17/sunday-sermon-19/ ]

Malachi 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the

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