Isaiah 43:19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
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ON VIDEO [Mass verses and Church Unlimited]
.Testimonies of giving
.Do you see the new thing yet?
.Stories from homeless friends about sharing the little they have
.The prophet and the widow
.The voice of justice comes from the church [not the media or politicians]
.The prophetic word effected them all- even the prophet
.The provisions never ran out- even during the famine
.The first recorded resurrection in the bible
.Christ- the final offering
.The KCTA preacher
.How did they rob the widows?
.The true story of a boy raised from the dead [not in the bible]
TEACHING [Past posts below]
This Sunday I spoke on the verses for the Mass for this date.
I taught on most of the chapters before- and will add those sections below.
But the common theme was giving- and how giving and those in distress [widows- poor- etc.] are treated by those who ‘get’.
In the story from Kings we read-
1Kings 17:10 So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks: and he called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.
1Kings 17:11 And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand.
1Kings 17:12 And she said, As the LORD thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die.
1Kings 17:13 And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son.
1Kings 17:14 For thus saith the LORD God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the LORD sendeth rain upon the earth.
1Kings 17:15 And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days.
1Kings 17:16 And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Elijah.
It is a famous passage- Elijah told the widow to prepare food for him first- then use the rest for her and her son.
The widow was ready to die- the famine ravished the land- and the little food she had left was to be their final meal.
Yet- the prophet was bold enough to ‘take from her’.
This story has been used over the years to justify [rich] ministers being supported from people in poverty- after all- the poor woman gave to the prophet.
Yet- the prophet too was poor- they were both experiencing financial hardship- as a result of the prophetic word Elijah had given! [no rain]
In essence- we see one poor person sharing with ANOTHER poor person- and they both were blessed as a result- the food never ran out by the miraculous hand of God.
The reading from the gospel has the same theme- [Some sites see here https://corpusoutreach.weebly.com/most-recent-posts/sunday-sermon9360123 ]
Mark 12:38 And he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes,