SUNDAY SERMON 12-10-17
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.
Sunday sermon- https://youtu.be/qNVuuTMZch4
And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate.
.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
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