Let me repeat: The holiest men who died in the Old Testament could not see God until God’s Son led them to God — until Jesus entered first. As far as I can make out from the Scriptural story, the shepherds did not immediately go back to their sheep. The angels also said, “Peace on earth to men of good will.” Inasmuch as it was to the shepherds that this encouragement was given, it is easy to imply — in fact, it is necessary to see — that these shepherds were men of good will. What were these people called, the “saved”? They were holy men. I would be very presumptuous, certainly, if I thought I could move over and settle the whole world’s problems in one night’s lecture. The church, then located on plot 136 Chinyunyu road in Emmasdale had a congregation of 120. He is not going to come down and lead you and me into salvation. BOL CHURCH encounter-equip-engage JOIN US FOR IN-CHURCH WORSHIP! We are excited to announce that YouTube has been brought back into our social media reach! Regular Parish Mass and Confession Schedule: Monday through Friday: 7:00 am & 11:30 am, Confessions: Saturday 3:00 - 4:00 PM & after 7:00 PM Mass, LIVE-STREAM Masses Monday through Friday at 7:00 am and Sunday at 11:00 am on YouTube. 20. For a valid Baptism, you need to pour water, in the name of Jesus Christ, and make the invocation to the Blessed Trinity while you are pouring. And because, ‘Many are called, but few are chosen.’ ‘He that thinketh himself to stand, let him take heed lest he fall.’ ”. You had to believe in a Redeemer to come. . Failure is almost as much a part of it as He is. Where myriads of sheep go munching up All youth in the Religious Education Program will receive this training sometime during the catechetical year. All these values which I am presenting to you tonight, my dear children, are clear values. The line is open 24/7 and callers may choose to remain anonymous. That is what Saint Peter believed when he was sent to baptize the justified Cornelius. Why is it not enough to ship him through automatically? | Prioress: Sister Marie Thérèse, M.I.C.M. The entrance fee of salvation for the souls in the Limbo of the Just was the Flesh and Blood of Jesus, leading them in! Many are tried and found wanting. English (US) Español; Français (France) 中文(简体) (Fakhri B. Maluf, Ph.D.), RIP Prior: Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M. Now that I have got my doctrinal message over in detail, let me give it to you in simple summary, before I go on to speak again of Christmas. A Child is born to us, Who is Christ the Lord! Why could you not say then, that they belonged to the soul of the Beatific Vision? But that does not mean that we are saved! That was the requirement for the Old Testament. Sometimes He takes the meanest instruments to tell you His message. I would like to offer that as a problem to those who are saying that you can get into Heaven by being sincere and living up to the best that is in you. If he is going to stay a child, he is a little bit lost in the world — a little bit alone. That is of the Faith. The waters of Baptism were purchased by the Blood of Jesus. In the New Testament, you cannot be justified unless you want the water Jesus bequeathed us on the Mount of Olives; and you cannot be saved until that water is poured on your head! A Child is given unto us! Salvation is going God’s way. You find the Mother of Jesus at Bethlehem. If you do not desire that Water, you cannot be justified. He has to be taught that there are such things as other mothers. Estudio Biblico Mid Week 01.14.21. I frankly do not! And so, as occupations go, I do not think there is any man who could with more reason say it was impossible to leave his work and go over to Bethlehem than a shepherd. It is a defined dogma of the Catholic Church that no one can be saved who is not subject to that flesh and blood Vicar of Jesus, the Roman Pontiff. They were perfect setups for the Beatific Vision, were it to be achieved in non-Incarnational terms. The church will be posting our sermons on YouTube every Sunday or Monday. People do not want to see! Every flower dies. The shepherds were told, “This day is born to you a Saviour,” which meant, salvation does not begin until He is born. And I know that I am on the right road. That is why you do not find it! Lucifer was never saved, though he was once justified. A mother is the auspices under which you look at a baby. Holy Scripture says about the shepherds to whom the angels appeared, that they were “field-living.” There are two kinds of shepherds: one, the kind who go home at night for supper and return the next morning; and the other, the real pastoral kind, who stay in the field with their sheep night and day, probably going home on holidays with a lamb for dinner. A mother is the framework of the baby. Now, in the Old Testament, what did you have to do in order to get into the state of justification, after Adam had sinned? You shall find the infant wrapped in swaddling clothes, and laid in a manger.” (Luke 2:10-12.). Just as that Lord led, in flesh and blood, the souls of the Just waiting in Limbo into the Beatific Life, so He has left it to His Vicar in flesh and blood to guide us into Heaven. They lived with their sheep on the hill. Creative Commons Attribution - Share Alike License. He descended into Hell, the third day He rose again from the dead: He ascended into Heaven . You will not have time to read her autobiography — you will not even know it is obtainable. They left flocks of angels in the sky, and flocks of sheep on the hill; and they went over to Bethlehem to see a Baby — a little Infant dressed in swaddling clothes — with His Mother beside Him. At Bethlehem, in the crib, is a loving, warm, exquisite Baby. . It is our calling to allow the Lord Jesus Christ to build His church. 25:41.). The gates of hell have all but prevailed against the Church. Justification is only the divine courtyard of salvation: the preparation field, where you are given the grace to be tried out, as you move Godwards. They knew the Messias was to be of flesh and blood, and was to have a voice. A child expects his little gifts to the world not to have too much dependence on a multitude. If that does not touch you, you cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven.”. Sunday Service. We all stay a child as we go through life — the best part of us does. His justification would be meaningless and fruitless. A businessman could lock his door. Imagine dropping the first jot, and the first tittle, that Jesus ordered, and continuing to call it Christianity! He does not have too many people at his birthday party. You are required to do that for which you were put into the state of justification, and you must persevere in justification until death. There is a place for YOU here at St. Joseph Church/Bread of Life. I did not invent this entrance requirement for redemption and salvation. And without our Saviour, there is no salvation. Jesus of Bethlehem is given all over the world in the simple, complete value of Christmas, in all the traditions we know — in the kind of story one tells to a child. Bread of life. Inch by inch, the sweet grass You cannot go on being “clever” about Christianity, once you have listened to me, or, in my stead, any Catholic priest who will authoritatively teach you the truth. He finally achieves one step after five thousand failures! And God will say to the sinners, just and unjust, gathered around John the Baptist and the River Jordan: “This” — referring to the Jesus Who is being baptized with water — “is My Beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased.” (Matt. Depart from me, you cursed academic frauds! He can tell you his whole history in very short order. Almost a philosophy of life has grown around a shepherd and his sheep. This series runs from September - December. A child thinks his little mother is the greatest mother, in fact the only mother, in the world. It is one of the requirements for salvation. He goes to the piano which he fails to play, opens the book which he does not succeed in reading reaches for the moon which does not come down to him, asks to go in an automobile that will not take him. He was created in the state of justification, and from that state he fell. D Satchel 4 subscribers. How absurd! A child does not go to sleep each night weirdly worrying about all the other children in the world who might be going to sleep, too; wondering, just as he is on the verge of slipping into slumber, if there is any insomnia on the rest of the street. . YouTube: https://youtu.be/SbXF9e6fozk 28:19,20.). “It seems that it is.”, “Isn’t that a bad thing to come from God?”. The songs of the angels have to be put away, or, if you are a shepherd, your sheep. Founding Superior of Saint Benedict Center, N.H.: Brother Francis, M.I.C.M. Because I must always pray for the grace of final perseverance. “You cannot have this; you cannot have that.”. The Diocese of Erie is committed to the application of these safeguards, including full compliance with state regulations. The inspired record of His life in Holy Scripture is there, in case a child is looking. And slowly down the steep, I think you can get a child very tired of giving ice-cream cones to fifty people. In the order of affection, sheep are the closest linked animal to man. Of course, it is not! Undoubtedly, somebody like Theodore Spencer, of Harvard — who called Jesus a “myth,” before he died — will get up and read Dickens’ Christmas Carol. Matthew 25. There is only one Baptism. LIVE-STREAM Masses Monday through Friday at 7:00 am and Sunday at 11:00 am on YouTube. He is the most singular thing in a multitude. They had died in the state of sanctifying grace! You will not understand Christmas at all, if you do not somehow know the difference between justification and salvation. Actually, no one worries more about his eternal salvation than a holy person in the state of sanctifying grace. .” (Matt. Why was salvation being kept from them? How do you like that for a challenge in terms of the controversy we are now going through here in Saint Benedict Center? Either believe what I have said, or else tell me where I have falsified the Christian message. You do not need to go to Hell! I could see a more pointed, but no more decisive, sacrifice than a shepherd leaving his sheep on the mountain top and going over to see a little baby, in a cave which housed also an ox and an ass, two kinds of animals in which a shepherd is not interested! They had died in the state of grace. We are a child when we eat, when we sleep, when we are sick, when we are old. A mother makes a baby doubly visible. They were just waiting. He does not mind sharing one cone with you, or giving two or three things; but he is not a good headwaiter at a party, or a good entrepreneur. One flock, you will notice, is not like another flock. You will hear a lot of talk of a girl, Saint Therese of the Child Jesus — about whom there is a book in every library. 10:14,15.). When we are lonely, we are a child; when we are hurt, we are a child. The Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary were founded in 1949 by Father Leonard Feeney, M.I.C.M. That sounds as if God made this world as a project, and if He is not successful with it, He will be disgraced for all eternity! Jesus does not say, “Go forth and teach all nations, and I will take them, and lead them to Heaven again.” No! You had to believe in a Redeemer to come, and you had to keep the Commandments. You and I enter the state of justification. And if you do not get it, you cannot be saved. “Of the fruit of that tree you shall not eat,” God commanded. Even a person who dies now in the state of justification has to be judged. Were a man to have gotten into the state of sanctifying grace through Baptism, and were he to come to the time when he could receive the Blessed Eucharist, if he did not eat the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, he would have no life in him. Those who teach whatever Jesus commanded His Apostles to teach, now teach with raging tongues of fire. . The shepherds in Holy Scripture were field-watchers. I can only say to you that in case you want to know what the Catholic Church has been teaching, and what the saints have been saying, I am telling it to you, my dear listeners. ... Every man in the Church, even though he is in the state of sanctifying grace, is required to receive Holy Communion during Easter time, or else he commits a mortal sin. He has decreed a different way for us, of the New Testament. September 15, 2013 - St. Thaddaeus' Episcopal Church Choir - Break Thou the Bread of Life (M. Lathbury & A. Groves/W. And that is what the eunuch asked for, in the Acts of the Apostles, when he met Saint Philip on the road. . They had justification and sanctification. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God, for all the things they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them. He contemplates them. I am giving you the water I well earned by My Redemption. And you find the approving Eternal Father of Jesus at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan! An innkeeper could put his clerk in charge. (When you go to Heaven, most of the Americans you meet will be under seven years of age!) Is justification the same as salvation? You have got to sacrifice other things in order to find it, even the brightness of the stars. Salvation in the Old Testament was from God the Father, promising the Blood of His Divine Son. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNAtNsL3amfjcikJ1652tww Perhaps America would like Catholic priests to talk non-Catholicism? And his utterances are given to Rome and the world: urbi et orbi. Worship and videos from Bread of Life Deaf Lutheran Church (ELCA). The main safeguards required by the Policy for the Protection of Children are: the screening of employees and volunteers, the training of employees, volunteers, parents and youth with regard to safe-environment practices and awareness of signs of child abuse. Do you see clearly that justification and salvation are not the same thing? The Blessed Trinity is in complete covenant with the world once Baptism has been given us by Jesus. Guest: Sister Maria Philomena, M.I.C.M. I saw when I was in Wales, No! Light, revealing nothing! If you are looking as a child this Christmas, it is child’s play to find it. Everyone is welcome in our Father's House - come home! And Adam went over and ate the fruit which God had forbidden him, and his state of justification was lost. When Jesus, on the top of the Mount of Olives, ascended into Heaven, the souls of the just ascended with Him. When they died, the just of the Old Testament, as we saw a few moments ago, went, not to the Beatific Vision, but to the Limbo of the Just. If, in the Old Testament, you believed “somehow in a God”; or believed only in “everything that was good and fine”; or, you were hoping for the best, or believed in belief — you would not be saved. You will remember that I spoke to you a week or so ago about the fact that until the Ascension of Our Lord into Heaven there was a state for departed souls known as the “Limbo of the Just.” This Limbo was for those who, antecedent to the coming of Our Lord, believed He was coming, and believed He was to be the Saviour and the Redeemer of the world. Getting into the state of sanctifying grace is justification. If, while you are looking, you are not being a child, but are being very adult, grand, organizational, theoretical, proud, ideological, superacademic and non-committal (there is nothing less non-committal than a child), you will not find Him. Yes! There will be red lights blinking on Christmas trees, this year the same as last year. Episode 258 Restoring Eucharistic Reverence in an Age of Impiety. He that believeth and is baptized, shall be saved: but he that believeth not shall be condemned.” (Mark 16:15,16.) Justification is the road to salvation, but it is not it. But a shepherd is afraid to put another shepherd in his place, because sheep follow the leads of a shepherd. A child is indignant, decisive, impetuous. Then slowly up the slope again And nibble around the mill, Download the Frequently Asked Questions about Child Abuse brochure, Reporting procedures for Mandated reporters employed or volunteering in any parish, school, agency or institution in the Diocese of Erie, LIVE-STREAM Masses Monday through Friday at 7:00 am and Sunday at 11:00 am, "All will know that you are My disciples because you love one another", All employees and volunteers commit themselves to following the, employed or volunteering in any parish, school, agency or institution in the Diocese of Erie, Frequently Asked Questions about the Child Abuse Policy brochure, Frequently Asked Questions about Child Abuse brochure, Reporting procedures for Mandated reporters. No, only the “just.”. Bishop Joseph Imakando - The Making Of A Champion (http://www.blci.info) If you have not got the right stuff, God throws you out! It holds for every age; it applies to every generation, until the end of time. May Jesus give you understanding in His Word! May I say that there is a terrific responsibility on every boy and girl who has ever heard me speak on Thursday night, especially now that the defined doctrines of the Church are being assailed in such wholesale fashion. Pastor Frank Montileone "Four Anchors to Drop in Our Storm" (November 1, 2020) Jesus is leaving as the fruit of His Passion and Death and Redemption, the Sacrament of Baptism of Water. Sundays at 10:15 am Seating is limited! Welcome to the Bread of Life Assembly of God Media Channel. See more of Bread of Life Christian Church in Seattle 西雅圖靈糧堂 on Facebook. . At Bread of Life , we gather together each Sunday morning from 10:00am to 12:00 to build our strength through Worshiping our God- all ages, all groups together- and hearing the Word preached. Rivers ultimately dig out their beds. Jun 19, 2004 Father Leonard Feeney, M.I.C.M. 382 likes. 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