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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Malachi 3:10 – January 21, 2019

Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, That there may be food in my house. Put me to the test, says the LORD of hosts, And see if I do not open the floodgates of heaven for you, and pour down upon you blessing without measure! Malachi 3:10 NABRE      Malachi is the last of the writing prophets, his name means “My Messenger.” The message of the prophet is to expose the sins of the people…

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1 Corinthians 14:1 – January 20, 2019

If I speak in human and angelic tongues but do not have love, I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal. 1 Corinthians 14:1 NABRE      Paul’s famous passage read at more weddings than any other passage is describing what it means to love. There are several options to say love in Greek, Paul uses the word which is the most intimate, most benevolent, the most disinterested love. This love is a love for the…

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Walk in the Light – obedience in God

This week in the Church calendar begins Ordinary Time, which simply means the celebrations are not of any special events. Our message series “Walking in the Light” continues as we look at the readings from this weekend. We are called to be lights in the world and we are looking at different ways in which we are the light of Christ. Two weeks ago we celebrated the feast known as the Epiphany. A celebration of…

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Romans 4:7 – January 19, 2018

Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven and whose sins are covered. Romans 4:7 NABRE      Paul writing to the community in Rome, in this section, chapter four, is writing about the faith and fatherhood of Abraham. Paul accepts Abraham is father of the Jews, but he also makes the case that Abraham is father to the Gentiles. Paul’s argument is so good, today we accept Abraham as father of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Paul declares…

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