John 1:9 – March 13, 2019

The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. John 1:9 NABRE      John introduces the last and perhaps greatest prophet, John the Baptist, who was sent from God. The Baptist’s primary role in John’s Gospel is to be a witness to Jesus. John writes, the Baptist was not the light but came to testify to the light. This testimony was so that all might believe through him. The Gospel of John speaks about…

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Righteousness from God – the Word is near

This is the first week of a new series we are calling, “righteousness from God.” It is also the beginning of the Lenten season for many traditional churches. Lent commemorates the forty days Jesus spent in the desert fasting and praying prior to the beginning of his public ministry. Churches use these same forty days (excluding Sundays) as the preparation time building up to the three days of the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus at…

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Hebrews 4:12 – February 8, 2019

Indeed, the word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating even between soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 NABRE      In this homily called Hebrews in this forth chapter we read a discussion about God’s word and how it is living and effective as it addresses Sabbath rest. God finished His work and rested and therefore God’s rest has…

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John 1:1 – January 27, 2019

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1 NABRE      The Gospel of John has as its major theme that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, with some major types; Jesus is the Lamb of God (sacrifice), the bridge between heaven and earth (Emmanuel), the New Temple (God everywhere), a new birth from above (children of God), the serpent lifted up (healing for all)…

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Jeremiah 17:7 – January 22, 2019

Blessed are those who trust in the LORD; the LORD will be their trust. Jeremiah 17:7 NABRE      Jeremiah is a prophet of the Lord who lives in a key period in the Hebrew history. He sees many of the major events that defined the end of Jerusalem and deportation of the people to the Babylonian Kingdom. This defeat to the Babylonian’s is seen as justice from God for being an unfaithful people. Most of Jeremiah’s…

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