SUNDAY SERMON 2-17-19
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
Video made 2-10-19
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ON VIDEO- [Original video for this post]
.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
Other Videos- [Teaching below]
2-13-19 Update- some teaching at the end https://youtu.be/HcsFP_Qphs8
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5-6-18 Sunday sermon https://youtu.be/ABxS8VSkr2E
The Cross  https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aocp2PkNEAGMhDvvCNelXjp2WdOu
The Word endures https://dai.ly/x71t9zh
Philosophy and God https://mega.nz/#!jHBDyCaC!N-83jfI1eN6qqo21rSApc-UGDKlinmpQU1fE1eAwBk8
Hebrews 5 with homeless friends https://flic.kr/p/2eLgTYD
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2-12-19 Public Safety warning https://youtu.be/C9OelIe8-04
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St. Patrick’s cathedral-[NYC] https://bit.tube/play?hash=Qmdt2uhyYHqXXeDVHzWAzvu1Rtb9WCXr69FALUx3xWaKFL&channel=160276
God of the living https://flic.kr/p/2eERPiL
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Bus ride New York City https://bit.tube/play?hash=QmVFJkXZYygCjAHaFin4uak8mR8hdnGzww8nywDQYqDKtq&channel=160276
Homeless friends https://vimeo.com/293345050
Kings 7 https://dai.ly/x71k2wr
6-3-18 Sunday sermon https://flic.kr/p/K91fCx
Homeless friends https://youtu.be/qTRDGi2D05g
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1-14-16 Mercy https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aocp2PkNEAGMg0kImMPCe3gwmN_s
Off the cuff teaching https://dai.ly/x71t9zf
8-6-17 Sunday sermon https://flic.kr/p/2eGAKLx
Kingdom come https://www.bitchute.com/video/tABRVY7euUyx/
7-8-18 Sunday sermon https://mega.nz/#!Kbx1BSCb!pP5br5jYAGgkb693twch944NyEzQsFWeaiqDSq7sbII
Sunday sermon 2-10-19 https://youtu.be/LDgpyxEj1cE
John 16 https://youtu.be/nm8PjUZ1nrk
10-14-18 Sunday sermon https://dai.ly/x71w6sf
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Past Teaching- 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-
Matthew 15:24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Yet- the Jews for the most part rejected Jesus as the Messiah-
But this was the purpose of God- so the gospel would go to the Gentiles [non- Jews]-
Romans 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
Now that we have become recipients of these blessings- we should not use this as an advantage against the ‘alien’ - meaning those who seem to be outside of the benefits that we are now partaking of.
Paul teaches in Romans 11 that all this has happened in the greater plan of God-
Romans 11:30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:
Romans 11:31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
Romans 11:32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.
Romans 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
We have now become beneficiaries of the blessings- so those who find themselves where we were- can receive mercy too.
It’s an interesting dynamic for sure.
In our day- those who live in this great country of the United States- have benefited tremendously because our forefathers- who were strangers- made it to this land [Unless you are a Native American- Indian].
But over time- some in this blessed land- have used the plight of the alien- stranger- in a way that says ‘Yes- we migrated here too at one time- we were indeed immigrants- but now we want to protect the blessings we have- and in order to do this- we want to keep others out’.
Now- I’m not purely speaking politics here- this is actually the dynamic we see in the readings above.
Yes- The Jewish people were blessed- with many things.
At the time of Christ- there was an anti immigrant mindset- but more along the Lines of a religious understanding.
When Jesus welcomed the outcast- healed the daughter of the woman who was not a ‘rightful
heir’ - he challenged mindsets- and yes- in doing so- he offended many-
Some were offended to the point that they wanted nothing to do with Jesus-
61 When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you?
62 What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?
63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
64 But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.
65 And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.
66 From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.
So the blessing went to others- to us- to the gentiles.
But wait- the apostle warns us- don’t make the same mistake- the mistake the religious leaders made at the time of Christ-
Romans 11:18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.
Romans 11:19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in.
Romans 11:20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:
They rejected the Messiah- and it was thru that rejection- that the gospel came to us-
Romans 11:11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.
But those of us who now believe- and received the blessings- we have to be careful that we do not use our privileged position- as heirs of the blessing-
And turn others away.
Yes that's the warning Paul gave in Romans 11.
Ok- I talked about more on the video- and like I said- I’ll post that below.
But I think if we- especially as Christians- Catholics- Protestants- all of us.
I think if we can apply the truths we have seen in the gospel this day.
Then we will do well.
PAST POSTS- [Past teaching I did that relates to this post- Sunday Sermon- verses below]
THALES AND THE PRE-SOCRATICS
Ok- let me do a little teaching- maybe finish it tonight.
Christianity is not simply ‘made up stories’ from some bible.
No- the history of Western Thought- Philosophy- ideas- all of the various World Views are imbedded with God- our concepts of God- and ask the ultimate question ‘where did all this come from- and why are we here’.
We usually trace the beginning of Ancient Philosophy to the 6th century BCE.
A thinker by the name of Thales sought to find ways to describe natural phenomena without the use of Greek Mythology.
Even though Philosophy deals with Metaphysics [things beyond the natural- physical realm- Physics] yet Thales wanted to find explanations for existence- without leaning on Myth.
He is considered a ‘Pre Socratic’ thinker [before Socrates] and espoused an idea that water was the key source of all things.
These guys were looking for a singular thing to explain stuff.
Sometimes referred to as a unified theory- the same thing that Einstein was seeking to find some 2 Millennia later.
So- Thales surmised that water was the key thing.
There are various ideas of why he came to this conclusion- but one reason might have been the idea of motion.
Many Geek thinkers were looking for the source of motion- where did it come from?
And to the natural eye- if you observe the ocean- rivers- etc. - there does seem to be no cause for the moving of water- so to these guys it seemed like water itself was the source- motion came from water.
Now- there were other religions who taught a sort of idea along these lines.
Some pagan religions said that the ‘god’s’ moved upon the water- and life came that way.
If you read the Christian account of creation in Genesis- you will notice that God did move upon the waters- and the account in Genesis does indeed say that he brought forth life from the water.
Thales came from for Miletus- in Asia Minor.
He was famous for the prediction of a Solar Eclipse that occurred on May 28th- 585 BCE.