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Sunday sermon

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Sunday sermon [video made 9-2-18]

Deuteronomy 4:5 Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it- 4:6 Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.


Sunday sermon videos-





ON VIDEO [Links to all my sites at the bottom of this post]

.Filmed with a good view of the C.C. bay

.A few stories from the streets

.Do the word

.Outreach- homeless- looking glass

.This is your wisdom

.Pure religion

.What was the tradition of the elders?

.Why were the religious leaders obsessed with washing and water?

.Because they always had a sense of being unclean- the law did not cleanse their conscience

.The Catholic- Protestant debate

.The parables in 1st century context

.And a few more stories at the end

Proverbs 9:10

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations


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This Sunday I taught from the verses for the Mass [9-2-18] I found it interesting how the readings fit with what happened earlier in the day.

Later today [9-9-18] I will try and post the video I make today to Facebook and Youtube- links to all my sites are at the bottom of each post- my main site is here- www.corpuschristioutreachministries.blogspot.com 

My main youtube site is here- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ4GsqTEVWRm0HxQTLsifvg?view_as=subscriber

 My facebook page is here- https://www.facebook.com/john.chiarello.5?ref=bookmarks 

I try to review the verses on Friday night- and then re-read them on Saturday.

So when I talk on Sunday I have at least looked at them a few times.

Earlier on Friday I had a chance meeting with Gabriel- I made a video on it that same day

https://youtu.be/LCgHH_DQD_E [1st one]

https://youtu.be/9vqwMHJf2Fs [Gabriel talks on this video]

Gabriel was around 5 years old when I last saw him- in Kingsville.

I started a church in 1987- and used to work with the guys on the streets of Kingsville- just about all of them struggled with drug addiction.

One of the first Friends I met was Elias Alvarado- I met him when I did bible studies at the Kleberg county jail- he of course was in jail- and I would go up on Sundays and teach.

Eventually Elias got out- became a member of the church I started- and we worked together in ministry.

He used to bring his family to our meetings- and he had about 5 boys at the time [2 more later on].

Yes- a big family.

Gabriel was his youngest at the time [I think?]- and I remember him running around the church- doing things that kids do.

Eventfully his father died- he had a brain aneurysm one night- and it just so happened that I was working at the Fire House that night- and was one of the emergency crews that responded.

Sadly- Elias died young.

Yet- he became a pastor of another church in Kingsville- was working with the same group of guys I worked with- the group he himself used to be a part of-

And he was serving the Lord when he died.

Ok- the other day when I was hanging out on the streets- Gabriel came up to me- now 33 years old mind you- and he asked about my motorcycle.

You know- just a compliment on the bike.

As he looked at me- he asked me my name- I told him ‘John’.

He looked puzzled- and asked for my last name.

When I told him- he identified himself as the son of Elias.

It was a chance encounter- but it was from the Lord.

I talked about it on both the videos I made that day- and later that night when I reviewed the verses for the Mass-

They actually were the same verses Gabriel quoted to me earlier in the day.

On today's video [Sunday sermon- 9-2-18] I also talked about the notes I had written years before- that were in my bible as I opened up to Deuteronomy 4 to review- the notes are a story in itself.

You will have to watch the video to see the rest [some sites- see the rest here https://ccoutreach87.com/2018/09/09/sunday-sermon-32/ ]

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Sunday sermon

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Sunday sermon [Video made 8-26-18]

Joshua 24:3 And I took your father Abraham from the other side of the flood, and led him throughout all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his seed, and gave him Isaac.


Sunday sermon videos-





ON VIDEO [Links to all my sites at the bottom of this post]

.The mystery of Christ

.Christ died for sinners- and the Church

.The resurrection body

.One corporate New Man

.The great confession

.Plus- 1 of you is a devil

.Judas had a mission too

.The other side of the flood

.Dwelling in homeless camps [the fathers of the faith mind you!]

.The hidden kingdom

.The Stone of witness


NEW [Other videos below]

This Sunday I spoke on the verses from the Catholic Mass for this day- 8-26-18- I taught mostly from Joshua 24 and commented on the other verses as well [All verses below in the VERSES section].

Later today [9-2-18] I will try and post the video I make ‘real time’ to Facebook and Youtube.

In the Joshua passage we read how Joshua called all the leaders of the people together and recounted to them all the great works of God-

Joshua 24:1 And Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and called for the elders of Israel, and for their heads, and for their judges, and for their officers; and they presented themselves before God.

Thru out the chapter he does a good job at giving an overview of the history of Israel up until the conquest of the promised land.

I found it interesting how Joshua speaks about Abraham being brought from ‘the other side of the flood’-

Joshua 24:3 And I took your father Abraham from the other side of the flood, and led him throughout all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his seed, and gave him Isaac.

Though Abraham was born after the Flood of Noah’s day [Genesis 6] yet Joshua seemed to be reminding the people that they all came- at one time- from ‘pagan’ tribes.

Yes- Abraham came from the ‘other side of the flood’ when the people worshiped other god’s.

Yet- the whole story of Joshua is how God dispossessed the pagan tribes and gave the land to his people- a land they actually did not deserve-

Joshua 24:13 And I have given you a land for which ye did not labour, and cities which ye built not, and ye dwell in them; of the vineyards and oliveyards which ye planted not do ye eat.

He than exhorts the people to serve the true God- one of the passages from the Mass-

Joshua 24:14 Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD.

Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

At the end of the chapter we see a strange event- Joshua holds the people to the oath they just made- and he sets up a memorial stone- and says ‘this stone is a witness- it has heard all the words you spoke’-

Joshua 24:26 And Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God, and took a great stone, and set it up there under an oak, that was by the sanctuary of the LORD.

Joshua 24:27 And Joshua said unto all the people, Behold, this stone shall be a witness unto us; for it hath heard all the words of the LORD which he spake unto us: it shall be therefore a witness unto you, lest ye deny your God.


A stone that hears?

 [some sites see the rest here https://ccoutreach87.com/2018/09/02/sunday-sermon-31/ ]

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Sunday sermon

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Sunday Sermon [Video made 8-19-18]

John 21:12

Jesus saith unto them, Come and dineAnd none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord.

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations


Sunday sermon videos-








ON VIDEO [Links to all my sites at the bottom of this post]

.The penny with no face



.Einstein- Aristotle

.The Wisdom of God

.John the Baptist

.Church history

.Arius- Athanasius and the 4th century debate

.His flesh is the bread- how?

.Thomas Aquinas in the 13th century

.Calvin- Luther and Zwingli- the 16th century Protestant Reformation

.The philosophers of ancient Greece were looking for the Logos

.John- in his writings said ‘we have found Him’

.The 2 creations were made by the Wisdom of God

Hebrews 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

NEW [Other videos below] 

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

Later today- 8-26-18- I will try and post the video I make today to Facebook and Youtube.

I taught mostly from Proverbs 8 and 9 and spoke about Christ as the wisdom of God-

1 Corinthians 1:24

But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations


In proverbs 8 we see an account of the creation- and how wisdom was with God before the worlds were made.

And after the creation- wisdom continued to rejoice in the ‘habitable part of the earth’ -

Proverbs 8:31

Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations


Proverbs 8 is simply a personification of wisdom- and it is not speaking directly of Jesus- though it most certainly would apply.

God made all things thru Jesus- the eternal Logos [word- wisdom].

After God made the 1st creation by his Word- Then the Word [Logos] became flesh- we call this the incarnation, and because Jesus- the Word became man- and died and rose again-

This enabled the new creation- the church- the people of God- to come into being.

Which I think was the 1 verse I quoted from pastor Bil on the video-

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations


This Wisdom- Christ himself- is our righteousness- our redemption- he is made unto us wisdom-

1 Corinthians 1:30

But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations


I taught some church history and will add my past teachings below that apply.

But the main theme was the wisdom of God-

When we walk in wisdom- are rooted in Christ- then the things that God is doing thru us are established- a theme I spoke about last week.

God wants to do things in and thru us- these works are supposed to be long lasting- to impact generations to come, after we are gone.

We don’t want to have lived a busy life- just being preoccupied with the things that daily fight for our attention- the whole social media- or media in general mindset.

Being driven by the most popular thing of the moment- and then jumping on to the next most popular thing- and on and on.

No- that's not the way wisdom builds- the things that are built by wisdom are things that last- they might take more time to build- yet in the end- if it was built by Wisdom- on the Rock- it will stand- even when the storm hits-

24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

Matt. 7 [some sites- see the rest here https://ccoutreach87.com/2018/08/26/sunday-sermon-8-26-18/ ]

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Sunday sermon

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Sunday sermon [video made 8-12-18]

 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: Ecclesiastes 3:1

Sunday sermon videos-




ON VIDEO [Links to all my sites at the bottom of this post]

.Motorcycle story

.The discipline of order

.Don’t be driven by the immediate

.The story of Elijah- Kings 18

.The showdown

.The Troubler

.Ahab and Jezebel

.A cloud the size of a mans hand

.Jonah too!

.Then came the angel

.Divine provision

.The True Bread

.Predestination in John’s gospel

.Taste and see the table of the Lord

.Let this mind be in you

Psalm 40:2

He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations


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I taught mostly from Kings 18- and then covered the verses from the Mass as well as Rock City Corpus and a few from Church Unlimited.

[Later today I will try and post the video I make today- Sunday Sermon 8-19-18- to Youtube and facebook]

Being I taught an entire study on Kings- I will simply add those teachings below.

The theme was in keeping with the last Sunday Sermon post- https://ccoutreach87.com/2018/08/12/sunday-sermon-8-12-18/ 

And the verses showed God’s provisions- for his people- and how in the case of Elijah an angel actually provided Bread and water for the discouraged prophet-

1Kings 19:5 And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat.

1Kings 19:6 And he looked, and, behold, there was a cake baken on the coals, and a cruse of water at his head. And he did eat and drink, and laid him down again.

1Kings 19:7 And the angel of the LORD came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise and eat; because the journey is too great for thee.

The passage from John [6] and the psalms spoke of he heavenly Bread- and the provision- as well as angelic intervention.

From the Psalms we read-

Psalm 34:7 The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.

Psalm 34:8 O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

We see both the angel of the Lord- and the table that God provides.

In Elijah's case- he was at the end of his rope- and was ready to die.

Yet the angel fed him- twice.

To me this is also a type of the second meal- or New testament.

The first meal had a purpose- it was to supply us in a way- until the 2nd table would be set.

The meal of ‘the law’ had a purpose, but until you find the 2nd meal- the 2nd covenant in His Blood- you will never be empowered for the long journey ahead.

It is the table of Grace that sustains us- it is this table that the Psalmist spoke about in the reading for this day.

God calls us to come- to taste- and to see- the goodness of the Lord.

And when we partake of that heavenly bread- we will be empowered to go the 2nd mile-

Matthew 5:38-48 New King James Version (NKJV)

Go the Second Mile

38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39 But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. 40 If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also. 41 And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.


OTHER VIDEOS [These are the videos I upload nightly to my various sites- PAST POSTS below]

8-5-18 Neil- homeless friend I met this day for the 1st time- https://youtu.be/xmnkuY3zMUw


John Locke- Political theory- Jesus https://youtu.be/_orf2WpE0mI

The cops had a question https://youtu.be/SI_k-uMxxbo

3-18-18 Sunday sermon https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aocp2PkNEAGMgXTtx9bxcbUkIKV7

Church history https://youtu.be/McY5-hmkc1Q 

Peter Strzok begs you to make him rich- news too https://youtu.be/A4KpnLkQIyk


Pops candle https://youtu.be/oOTC5rl9Pug

Teaching at NeWay https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eAwbhGnmLvMh6-XuLb9VMmW8QGXDLEka/view?usp=sharing

Can you be held criminally liable if you donated to Peter Strzok Go Fund Me account? https://youtu.be/kOZXHAUTDBM


8-14-18 CCOM is not raising money- we never take money or offerings- any ministry doing so in our name is illegitimate



 Does God exist? https://youtu.be/WyOmSg1WWX0

Rams horn https://youtu.be/vsl2IsIvQLI

Teaching at the Lexington https://trello.com/c/46l0aKso/134-11-21-14-me-teaching-at-the-lexingtonmp4

1 Lord- 1 baptism https://www.facebook.com/john.chiarello.5/videos/10204679313460949/ 

James intro- chapter 1 https://youtu.be/ph4F8jNG-rk 

More than 1 everything https://youtu.be/pDs76K6oRkY

Wal mart n creation https://trello.com/c/yRg73ucM/135-11-21-15-wal-mart-and-creationmp4


James 2 https://youtu.be/e0lok59u2CE 

Mary’s prayer https://youtu.be/cU_vJxze0TQ

Ephesians intro- Chapter 1 https://www.facebook.com/john.chiarello.5/videos/10204688008678324/ 

Eli’s book https://trello.com/c/0TKhdek4/137-11-24-15-elis-bookmp4


To God be the glory https://youtu.be/y_PAg1uE6tw

Mark 5 https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aocp2PkNEAGMgXVYZ2JnajZ1e-kI 




Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes;For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited. Some sites- see the rest here https://ccoutreach87.com/2018/08/19/sunday-sermon-8-19-18/ 

Is. 54


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Sunday sermon

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Sunday sermon [Video made 7-29-18]

John 6:47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.
John 6:48 I am that bread of life.
John 6:49 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.
John 6:50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.
John 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

Sunday sermon videos-





ON VIDEO [Links to all my sites at the bottom of this post]

.Elisha and the miracles

.The importance of the left-overs

.The pot of oil

.Did she borrow enough empty pots?

.Child given- child dies- child comes back again

.Food multiplied

.The meal was for the prophets

.Speak into leadership first- then they can also feed the people

.Discipline yourself to organize- and the left-overs will go far

.Stay focused on the mission

.Recognize the unity we have in Christ- this is a command and it takes humility


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This Sunday I spoke on the verses for the Mass - 7-29-18- but I taught mostly from 2nd Kings 4- I’ll add my past teaching below on the entire chapter.

Later today- Sunday 8-5-18- I will try and post the video I make today to Youtube and Facebook.

I used the theme of ‘what are you doing with the leftovers’?

In Kings we read-

2Kings 4:42 And there came a man from Baalshalisha, and brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley, and full ears of corn in the husk thereof. And he said, Give unto the people, that they may eat.

2Kings 4:43 And his servitor said, What, should I set this before an hundred men? He said again, Give the people, that they may eat: for thus saith the LORD, They shall eat, and shall leave thereof. [Left-overs]

2Kings 4:44 So he set it before them, and they did eat, and left thereof, according to the word of the LORD.

This is a supernatural miracle of the multiplying of provision- with some ‘left over’.

The reading from the gospel was similar-

John 6:11 And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.

John 6:12 When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.

John 6:13 Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten.

Notice how Jesus himself tells his men to ‘gather the leftovers- so nothing is wasted’.

In ministry- many good men teach- write sermon notes- and prepare for the Sunday [or midweek] message- and often times- that's the only time their teaching will be shared.

Yet- if they ‘gather the leftovers’- meaning- develop a process where the voice is recorded- the notes are put on- line- then over the years you can re- serve the leftovers- and others will continue to benefit from the provisions God has blessed you with.

Ministry is not simply having a public pulpit- though that's a part of it.

But it’s being disciplined to feed the sheep- to take the time to gather up the leftovers- which is obviously not as exciting as seeing the bread multiplied on the spot.

But it is often the more mundane things- that in the long run- will have the greatest benefit.

Leaders- pastors- are you driven by immediate excitement of preaching the message?

Do you look forward to making ministry trips and speaking in other locations?

Of course we all like doing that [watch my NYC videos].

But also be disciplined about the left overs- think with a long term strategy in mind.

The last few weeks I have been re-posting my videos- some of them were from my NYC annual trips.

To be honest- I’d rather be there actually making the video- walking the streets- meeting new friends.

But if I didn’t take care with the left overs- then people would have only seen them- once.

Save the left-overs- if people are really hungry- they will go for 2nds.

[some sites- see the rest here https://ccoutreach87.com/2018/08/05/sunday-sermon-8-5-18/ ]

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Acts 9

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ACTS 9 [Zechariah 1]
https://youtu.be/VBw6tOxifc4 Acts 9
4 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; There shall yet old men and old women dwell in the streets of Jerusalem, and every man with his staff in his hand for very age.
5 And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in the streets thereof.
6 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; If it be marvellous in the eyes of the remnant of this people in these days, should it also be marvellous in mine eyes? saith the Lord of hosts.
Zech. 8

These are the videos I post every night to my other sites- the teaching post below-

7-21-18 The media inspired Red scare- Russia and Trump- brief history of Russia and WW2



Draw me a picture- God’s set time- Socrates https://youtu.be/Aj-hlqmofpk 

7-23-18 Corpus Christi update https://youtu.be/O8PzceCRNuI

7-23-18 What happened to the dead college student? https://youtu.be/Zhc2H3KAZas 

7-23-18 Criminal corruption crisis 3- Corpus Christi Texas https://youtu.be/CbQm_oTmDI4 

7-23-18 The tragic 911 call that was never responded to https://youtu.be/fnDnno9vqqo 

2nd Samuel 19- North Bergen- N.J. https://youtu.be/k7acRSZmNTc

3-11-18 Sunday sermon https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aocp2PkNEAGMgW6974fH046AmG0i

7-8-18 Sunday sermon https://flic.kr/p/26B8GKQ 

https://youtu.be/ZjDLXRqbjY4 Plato n Church history

Ephesians 6 https://youtu.be/vysmpHoTUlI 

Soren Kierkegaard’s fear and trembling https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xy4CNAZm1h226viGz0sqxCmKRNHLy-6S/view?usp=sharing 

Real time teaching https://flic.kr/p/KHfgp6 

The baptism of John https://flic.kr/p/283U1Bv

James- New Jersey https://youtu.be/ZXFoDyvq2_w

Jean Paul Sartre https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NnISQMzzqRReHMn744VnikKyPLJkQQBw/view?usp=sharing 


I talked about local corruption issues on some of these videos- stuff I have covered before-

I questioned the horrific case of a young disabled boy who was raped- sodomized- in the Nueces county jail. It was reported in the local media that both the boys parents as well as his doctor [I think?] made multiple attempts to contract sheriff Jim Kaelin- and notify him about the danger of the child being at risk because of his mental disability. The city settled for around 250,000 dollars- to pay for this crime.

Yet- the sheriff has not been investigated by the federal authorities for possible collusion in this heinous criminal act.

I talked about 2 of my homeless friends who were told to leave a local restaurant or they would be arrested for criminal trespass- they bought coffee at Whataburger in Flour bluff and were outside waiting to go to work. The cops deem this as criminal activity- to simply be in public.

Phillip Casanova and Albert Hoffman were the victims- they were forced to leave under threat of arrest.

I talked about James Pope being arrested for criminal trespass [again]- at the stripes in Flour Bluff- he just got out of the county jail- and the girl who signed the criminal trespass on him apologized- she bought him about 30 dollars worth of food and told ‘Jammer’ the cops forced her to sign the criminal trespass.

Casanova is a vet who fought in Vietnam- the Tet offensive- yet these guys are treated like animals by the local corrupt authorities.

We call for a Federal investigation into the disabled boy who was sodomized under Sheriff Jim Kaelins watch- THIS ACT WAS NOT A JOKE JIM!

Yet- these criminal corrupt authorities refuse to stop their criminal actions- this my friends is Corpus Christi Texas- think twice before thinking about moving to this city- or starting a business here- to me- the corruption is just as bad as Mexico- and it will take many years before those in authority will ever be held accountable- John

Here’s the teaching post-

ON VIDEO- [overblog- see here https://ccoutreach87.com/2018/07/24/acts-9-2/ ]
.Paul’s conversion

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Sunday sermon

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Sunday sermon 7-22-18 [video made 7-15-18]

Amos 7:14 Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son; but I was an herdman, and a gatherer of sycomore fruit:

Amos 7:15 And the LORD took me as I followed the flock, and the LORD said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.

Amos 7:16 Now therefore hear thou the word of the LORD:


Sunday sermon videos- [for 7-15-18]




I think I also talked about the same verses for this post on this video below as well-


Here’s the link to the whole post- https://ccoutreach87.com/2018/07/15/sunday-sermon-7-15-18/ 

Matthew 19:27

Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken alland followed thee; what shall we have therefore?

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations


ON VIDEO [Links to all my sites at the bottom of this post- New below]

.KCTA- Taught from some radio preachers

.brother Roloff https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lester_Roloff

.The plane crash

.Review of N.T. giving

.Major- Minor Prophets why this division?

.Review of Amos

.Amos at the kings court- truth to power

.The prophet confronts the priest

.Sealed by the Spirit

.Is Scotty 2 thousand years old?

.Travel lite and shake the dust

.The nature of local church

.Don’t build your own dynasty- build God’s



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This Sunday I spoke on the verses from the Mass for this date- 7-15-18-

Later today- 7-22-18- I will try and post the video I make today to blogger- Youtube and facebook.

I’ll just talk a little about the passage from Amos and add all the verses below in the Verses section.

From the prophet we read-

Amos 7:10 Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, Amos hath conspired against thee in the midst of the house of Israel: the land is not able to bear all his words.

Amos 7:11 For thus Amos saith, Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be led away captive out of their own land.

Amos 7:12 Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there:

Amos 7:13 But prophesy not again any more at Bethel: for it is the king's chapel, and it is the king's court.

Amos 7:14 Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son; but I was an herdman, and a gatherer of sycomore fruit:

Amos 7:15 And the LORD took me as I followed the flock, and the LORD said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.

Amos 7:16 Now therefore hear thou the word of the LORD: Thou sayest, Prophesy not against Israel, and drop not thy word against the house of Isaac.

Amos 7:17 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Thy wife shall be an harlot in the city, and thy sons and thy daughters shall fall by the sword, and thy land shall be divided by line; and thou shalt die in a polluted land: and Israel shall surely go into captivity forth of his land.

Amos was challenging the authority of Jeroboam [the 2nd]- and the priest confronts the prophet- and says-

 O thou seer, go, flee thee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there:

Amos 7:13 But prophesy not again any more at Bethel: for it is the king's chapel, and it is the king's court.

There were actually ‘professional’ paid prophets at this time- and in essence the priest was saying ‘go make your living back home- we are familiar with the way you guys operate- go earn your pay somewhere else’.

That's why we get the seemingly strange response from Amos-

Amos 7:14 Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son; but I was an herdman, and a gatherer of sycomore fruit:

Amos 7:15 And the LORD took me as I followed the flock, and the LORD said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.

He was saying something like this [some sites- see the rest here https://ccoutreach87.com/2018/07/22/sunday-sermon-7-22-18/ ] ‘I’m not one of the paid clergy-

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Sunday sermon

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Sunday Sermon- 7-15-18  [Video made 7-8-18]

Ezekiel 2:1 And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak unto thee.

Ezekiel 2:2 And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me, and set me upon my feet, that I heard him that spake unto me.

Ezekiel 2:3 And he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me, even unto this very day.

Ezekiel 2:4 For they are impudent children and stiffhearted. I do send thee unto them; and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD.

Ezekiel 2:5 And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, (for they are a rebellious house,) yet shall know that there hath been a prophet among them.

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10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:

11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

Is. 55


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Filmed at North beach by the Lexington- good view of a storm rolling in as well-



.5- fold ministry

.Jesus comes to his hometown

.See the kids by the Lexington museum!

.Was the gas can a miracle?

.What about a boy being raised from the dead?

.The Son of Man- What are the 3 top titles/offices used to describe Jesus in the gospels?

.What one did Jesus use the most when speaking about himself- and why?

.And the rain came


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This Sunday I spoke on the verses from the Catholic mass for this day [7-8-18] and hopefully caught a good view of the storm rolling in on North beach by the Lexington museum [I haven’t reviewed the video yet].

Later today- 7-15-18- I will try and post the video I make today to Youtube- blogger and facebook-

The theme from the readings [Pasted in full at the bottom of this post] was the rejection that the prophets- and even Jesus himself- experienced- from people who knew they were sent from God-

Notice the passage from Ezekiel-

Reading 1EZ 2:2-5

As the LORD spoke to me, the spirit entered into me
and set me on my feet,
and I heard the one who was speaking say to me:
Son of man, I am sending you to the Israelites,
rebels who have rebelled against me;
they and their ancestors have revolted against me to this very day.
Hard of face and obstinate of heart
are they to whom I am sending you. 
But you shall say to them: Thus says the LORD GOD! 
And whether they heed or resist—for they are a rebellious house—
they shall know that a prophet has been among them.


God tells the prophet that even if they don’t listen to his words- yet they shall know that a prophet was sent.

How can this be?

If people see the true signs of a prophet- if they ‘know’ what he is saying has come from God- then how could they reject it?

We call that sin- meaning when God speaks to humans about repentance it really makes no difference whether they know it is God’s will or not- most people simply don’t want to repent.

We actually see this dynamic from the next reading-

GospelMK 6:1-6

Jesus departed from there and came to his native place, accompanied by his disciples. 
When the sabbath came he began to teach in the synagogue,
and many who heard him were astonished. 
They said, “Where did this man get all this? 
What kind of wisdom has been given him? 
What mighty deeds are wrought by his hands! 
Is he not the carpenter, the son of Mary,
and the brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? 
And are not his sisters here with us?” 
And they took offense at him. 
Jesus said to them,
“A prophet is not without honor except in his native place
and among his own kin and in his own house.” 
So he was not able to perform any mighty deed there,
apart from curing a few sick people by laying his hands on them.
He was amazed at their lack of faith.


The people of Jesus' hometown recognized he spoke with great wisdom- he was doing miraculous works- yet- they were offended any way.

The common theme from the readings shows us that even if the prophetic gift- and the miracles are real- this in no way means the people will respond in a good way.

Often times the heart gets harder- as in the example of Moses and Pharaoh [Romans 9].

Many good Christians seek the gifts of the Spirit- we often think if the miraculous was released once again- as in the days of the early church- then that will get the job done.

But if we are not humble- walking in obedience- we can be just like the people of Jesus and Ezekiel's day-

They saw God at work- they themselves testified that the wisdom and works had to be from God- yet that made no difference- they still rejected what God wanted to do.

I gave an example of a personal interaction I had with a christian one day- he was into the prophetic movement-

He was following ‘Prophets’ on line- the whole 9 yards.

Then when I shared a miracle God had done- a pretty good one-

He responded in a strange way- he believed that the boy was raised from the dead- but yet responded in a way that seemed strange- for someone who was seeking to see the works of God in a supernatural way.

We can all be guilty of this by the way- asking the Lord to do a great work- use us in a mighty way.

But if the word of the Lord to us is hard- something that we really did not want to hear-

Then we can be just like the people of Nazareth-

We will say ‘Yes- obviously God is doing something- but we know this guy- we are familiar with him- he grew up among us- no- if he were some out of town prophet- then maybe we would listen- but he lives right here’.

They were offended because of familiarity- unable to view people in the Spirit of the Lord- and simply seeing them ‘after the flesh’.

Paul himself warned against this-

2 Corinthians 5:16

Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.


Ok- I covered a bit more on the video- and also made another ‘roll-out’ video the next day- talking about a murder case- [some sites- see here https://ccoutreach87.com/2018/07/15/sunday-sermon-7-15-18/ ]

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Acts 3

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ACTS 3 [by the Alamodome]
Acts 3:22 For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.
https://youtu.be/j0Pd7DI6TNU Acts 3 [Alamodome]
.Miracles break forth
.They were ‘flying signs’ back then!
.Silver and gold I don’t have
.But be healed instead!
.All the prophets spoke of him
.Moses too
.Most concentration of miracles in O.T. happened during Moses and Elijah
.Then came Christ
.Jesus ‘held back’ until the restoration of all things
.The ‘seed’ promise comes up again
.Did Moses know what he was saying?
.It’s all free
PAST POSTS [Past teaching I did that relates to today’s video]
I talked about the gifts in Corinthians- here’s my past commentary-

(739) ACTS 3- Peter and John go up to the temple and heal the lame man. This stirs up a commotion and gives opportunity for Peter to preach Christ. I want you to see something here. The miracles of healing thru out this book testify of something specific. They do not simply prove the existence of God. These first century people were not ‘post moderns’ they had no pre enlightenment era that affected their minds. For the most part they were highly religious! Paul will tell them this later in Acts ‘you are too superstitious’ [religious]. The miracles are testifying to the fact that Jesus is alive, he really rose from the grave! Peter’s sermons are centered around the reality of Christ being the fulfillment of all that the prophets have spoken about! The church must not be ashamed of the gospel. Recently the ‘church world’ was up in arms over the Popes recent reinstating of the Tridentine Mass [the Latin Mass]. After Vatican 2 the Mass was done solely in the language of the hearers. Many old time Catholics were wanting the Latin too. So Pope Benedict said fine, you have the option to practice it either way. Now, this ancient Mass had a prayer that simply prayed for the Jewish people to come to know Jesus. Well, this upset the Jewish groups and they demanded a change in the prayer. At first the Pope re wrote it but it still asked for prayer for the Jews to come to Jesus. This still offended them. So finally the church produced some prayer less offensive. We should not be ashamed of the gospel of Christ and his resurrection! Peter was preaching the reality of the resurrection and was in their face about it! Jesus has proven himself to be alive, we are not just witnesses of the existence of God, we are witnesses that Jesus is the way to him. The only way! Now Peter ends this chapter in a unique way. He invokes the ‘blessing of Abraham’ and says it means ‘the blessing of Jesus in turning you away from sin’. We just finished a study in Genesis. I emphasized how the New testament apostles viewed the Abrahamic blessing thru the lens of redemption. They did not teach it in a materialistic way. Peter also quotes Moses [as well as David] and says ‘Moses said the Lord would raise up a prophet like myself, whoever doesn’t hear him will be destroyed’. Peter sees the fulfillment of ‘the Moses type prophet’ in Christ. Peter has a great gift of taking the old testament prophets and proving Christ from them. There is a young hearer in this early church. He will eventually become one of the first Deacons. His name is Stephen, boy he must be drinking everything in. He is seeing and hearing the testimony of Jesus straight from those who walked with him. He hears Peter’s teachings on Christ. He becomes familiar with the way Peter associates the ‘Moses prophet’ with Jesus. This young man will testify in Acts 7 of the reality of Jesus being the fulfillment of the Moses prophecy. He will give the longest recorded sermon in scripture. He will brilliantly trace the roots of Israel and show how Jesus is the fulfillment of the prophets. He will be accused of going against the law and the temple. He has the first grasp of ‘Pauline theology’ [actually Paul got it from him!] and does such a convincing job of proving Jesus to be Messiah that they stone him to death. He becomes the first martyr in the book of Acts. At his death he says ‘forgive them; don’t hold this sin against them’. A witness named Saul is sitting by. God answers Stephens’s prayer and Saul will become one of the greatest fire starters known to man.

Acts 3:1 Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.
Acts 3:2 And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;
Acts 3:3 Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.
Acts 3:4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.
Acts 3:5 And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.
Acts 3:6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
Acts 3:7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.
Acts 3:8 And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.
Acts 3:9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God:
Acts 3:10 And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him.
Acts 3:11 And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon’s, greatly wondering.
Acts 3:12 And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?
Acts 3:13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go.
Acts 3:14 But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;
Acts 3:15 And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.
Acts 3:16 And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
Acts 3:17 And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers.
Acts 3:18 But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.
Acts 3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.
Acts 3:20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:
Acts 3:21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.
Acts 3:22 For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.
Acts 3:23 And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.
Acts 3:24 Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days.
Acts 3:25 Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.
Acts 3:26 Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.

7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10 To another the working of miracles;
1st Cor. 12
Deuteronomy 18:15 The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;
Deuteronomy 18:16 According to all that thou desiredst of the LORD thy God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not.
Deuteronomy 18:17 And the LORD said unto me, They have well spoken that which they have spoken.
Deuteronomy 18:18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.

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Sunday sermon

Posted on by John Chiarello

SUNDAY SERMON 7-8-18  [Video made 7-1-18]

John 11:25 [Full Chapter]

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:


Sunday sermon videos [7-1-18]




ON VIDEO [Links to all my sites at the bottom of this post]

.The text from Fred!

.Lap Top shop

.Be busy about the Kingdom

.Stay focused on the mission

.Addicted to what is right

.The ‘Local Churches’ of the New Testament https://ccoutreach87.com/further-talks-on-church-and-ministry/ 

.The grace of giving- to the poor

.Logos- Kenosis [Phil. 2]

.Communication = giving [King James]

.The lesson from the collection of the Manna [2nd Cor. 8]

.For profit health ‘industry’ in the U.S.

.Languages spoken in 1st century Palestine

.Mark’s Gospel only one that uses the Aramaic [in this account of the healing] and gives the translation

.Ended with a bible study my daughter is teaching- 1st Samuel 25

.I mentioned the Apocrypha- Here’s a link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deuterocanonical_books

I also added my past teachings where I used the word Apocrypha in my ‘past posts’ section below-


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 Today I talked from the verses used in the Sunday Mass- and my daughter mentioned a few verses that the guest pastor at Church Unlimited spoke on-[ I’ll also try and post the video I make today [7-8-18] to Youtube and Facebook later on ]

I’ll add my past teaching below on those sections.

From the Mass we read [some sites- see here https://ccoutreach87.com/2018/07/08/sunday-sermon-7-8-18/ ]

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