Psalm 69:9 For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.
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Sunday Sermon Video’s-
.Sally the cat
.The discipline of routine
.The mystery of Hudson County Park [North Bergen]
.Who is the real Cinderella man?
.Catholic lectionary- year A or B?
.The 2 divisions of the 10 commandments
.How we relate to God- and our fellow man
.The purpose of the law
.The Sabbath- a history
.Its not about ‘Church day’
.The money changers and zeal of the Lord
.Jesus ‘rested’ [was dead] in the grave on the Sabbath- and rose on Sunday
.Thus removing the accusation that he did miracles- on the Sabbath- see?
.The mystery of Hudson county park- the real name is James J Braddock park- the one and only Cinderella man from North Bergen New Jersey
Teaching- [Past posts below]
Today I covered a lot on the video- and will simply try and give a brief overview.
The verses from the Mass were on the 10 commandments- and the account from John 2 where Jesus turned over the tables of the money changers-
John 2:15 And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables;
John 2:16 And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise.
From Exodus 20 [the 10 commandments] I taught on the Sabbath day command and covered the history of how different churches have disagreed on how we ‘keep’ this command today-
Exodus 20:8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
In short- it really is not a ‘command’ about what day Christians should ‘attend church’- but the Sabbath was a ‘place of rest’-
Both in the Psalms and the letter to the Hebrews we are taught the ‘Rest’ spoken about was fulfilled in the New Covenant of Grace- a place of rest in Christ.
For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
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The passage from John 2 also spoke about the Jews asking Jesus for a sign-
John 2:18 Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?
The sign that Jesus would give to them was his resurrection from the dead- that would be the ‘sign’ that all men must believe on in order to be justified in the sight of God-
John 2:19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
John 2:20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?
John 2:21 But he spake of the temple of his body.
John 2:22 When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.
Jesus fulfilled all the law- he even stayed in the grave on the Sabbath day- and rose on Sunday as proof that he fulfilled all the law- paid the price for sin [death] and rose again.
The offer of rest in Christ is still available today- to all who will believe-
9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
It is not about what day ‘church’ is- but it is about us entering into the rest spoken about after God created all things in 6 days- and rested on the 7th-
4 For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.
5 And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.
6 Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:
This rest- the grace of God- is still a ‘place’ where people enter in- they cease from their own works [the efforts of trying to be saved by the law] and believe on Christ- and freely receive the gift of grace.
I also spoke on the verses pastor Bil preached on and will add my past commentaries below.
The passage from Corinthians [Mass] sums it up-
1Corinthians 1:22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
1Corinthians 1:23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
1Corinthians 1:24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
It’s not about human wisdom [how smart we are] or about signs- but the answer is in Christ crucified- to the natural mind it seems foolish- to the unbelieving intellectual it simply does not make sense.
But to all who believe- it is in him where we find the wisdom of God- he gave the Jews the sign they asked for-
For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
And in so doing- we now have access to the true wisdom of God-
Which is found in the one who died- and rose again-
Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
1 Cor. 1:24 b [Some sites see here https://ccoutreach87.blogspot.com/2022/09/sunday-sermon-text_18.html ]
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