Morning Reads: Hebrews 12:26-29, Hebrews 13:1-8- John 11:1-45- Lazarus Saturday - SEE MY NOTE
Welcome back. Great is His faithfulness.
NOTE: Greek word of the day- Λιβερτῖνος Libertînos, lib-er-tee'-nos; of Latin origin; a Roman freedman:—Libertine.
Then there arose some from what is called the Synagogue of the Freedmen (Cyrenians, Alexandrians, and those from Cilicia and Asia), disputing with Stephen.
(After Holy Week I will be starting studies in Matthew 24: the Book of Revelation and the Book of Daniel, I'm still trying to figure out where to begin first. I'm open for suggestions please leave your suggestions in the comments section).
Psalm 26.1,2The Lord is my light and my savior.Verse: The Lord is the defender of my life.
The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 12:28-29; 13:1-8
See v. 25: HE WHO SPEAKS FROM HEAVEN: it is Christ speaking from the Righ Hand of the Father.
See v. 27 WHT CAN BE SHAKEN (v. 27), is referring that which is created: temporary and imperfect- except for the final consummation of the KINGDOM OF GOD (v. 28), this is unshakable. Life in heaven will be a life an eternity of Eucharistic liturgy. GRACE (v. 28) is gratefulness from a life that leads to serving God and worshipping Him in an acceptable way with proper REVERENCE AND GODLY FEAR.
See vv. 1-3: PRACTICAL BROTHERLY LOVE is to be shown to all Christians. But we are to pay closer attention for the lowly, the powerless, and the real victims of injustices. STRANGERS (v. 2) are also travelers that are in need of hospitality. Abraham is a good example (Genesis 18:1-8; and also Genesis 19:1-3). PRISONERS (v. 3) are to be prayed for as well as aided for if possible, for all those IN THE BODY of Christ, the Church, are members of one another (1 Corinthians12:12-27).
See v. 7: THOSE WHO RULE- is referring to leaders of the sacraments (bishops and priests) .
See v. 8 is protaining to the Church to keep its doctrine pure and without change, because, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever."
John 11:1-45 "Lazarus Dies"
The resurrection of Lazarus is the seventh sign mentioned in John's gospel (John 2:1-11, the Wedding at Cana which was the first of the seven). See vv. 47-50 here in John 11, this sealed the deal that the Jewish authorities decision to put Jesus to death. This is even is also celebrated liturgically on Lazarus Saturday, the day before Palm Sunday. Bethany is on the eastern slope of the Mount of Olives, about two miles from Jerusalem (see v. 18 in the passage). Lazarus is the same as "ELEAZAR" (God Helps).
Please see the rest of my teaching video for full discussion and understanding.
Then they took away the stone [a]from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.42 And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me.” 43 Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!” 44 And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him, and let him go.”
“The Lord bless you and keep you;
25 The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
26 The Lord [a]lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.” ’
In Christ love Jared W Campbell
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