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Scriptures, Spirituality

Putting Our Lives in God’s Hands

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If we read James 4:13-17 out of context, it would seem as if he is rebuking some businessmen simply because they would like to earn some profit for themselves. But if we see the passage within its proper context, then ...
Scriptures, Software

The Word

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There are a lot of Bible softwares available on the web that I am quite sure some people would find useful. There is one however that I've found more useful than others. It is called "The Word". ...
Scriptures

On the Raising of Lazarus

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On the Raising of Lazarus
Lazarus was only a sign of what the Savior of the world, the Resurrection and the Life, would do for all humanity.
Scriptures

A Bible Convention

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On January 20, 2007 some fifteen parishioners of the Mother of Good Counsel parish attended the fourth Bible Convention of the Diocese of San Pablo held at the Colegio San Agustin Biñan Gym. There were two main conferences. ...
Scriptures

Striking Water From The Rock

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Striking Water From The Rock
Massah and Meribah (Exodus 15:22-26)is the place of testing and contention.  Israel has just been saved from the Egyptians by passage through the Red Sea.  In the desert, they experience the absence of water that they did not lack in ...
Scriptures

Bible Sharing

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The Catholic Bible Federation website has a section on the ways the Bible is shared by Catholics. There are basically three ways: the Lumko, the Vigan (from Vigan, Ilocos Sur) and the Liberational models (described by Carlos Mesters himself, Liberation ...
Catechism, Scriptures

Luke 18:1-8 in the Catechism

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Looking for possible homily themes on the Parable of the Widow and the Judge? The Catechism gives one a variety of possibilities. Luke 18:1-8 is referenced in some interesting paragraphs of the Catechism. Here is a run ...
Scriptures

National Bible Week 2007

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Today we begin our celebration of National Bible Week. National Bible Weeks began to be celebrated in the second half of the 1980s in the Philippines following a Synod on the Bible. There is some truth in the ...
BEC, Bible Apostolate, Lectio Divina, Ministry, Scriptures

Intelligent Reading of Scriptures: Revisited

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Some ten years ago I wrote a series of articles for Suite101 on "Reading Scriptures Intelligently". I wrote those articles for the general reader who wants to get more from his/her reading of the Scriptures. What I wrote ...
Scriptures, Theology

The Temple: It’s Place in Salvation History

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Why is the Temple's destruction announced first before that of the end of heaven and earth? The answer is to be found in the importance that the Temple has in salvation history. The pattern Heaven and Earth --> ...
BEC, Bible Apostolate, Ministry, Scriptures

Outlining a Bible Passage III: Colossians

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Outlining a Bible Passage III: Colossians
It is one thing to outline a bible passage from a narrative like the Gospel of Mark.  It is another thing to outline a passage from the Pauline letters or any discursive type of biblical literature.  The key is to ...
Scriptures, Spirituality

Like a Ruminant

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Like a Ruminant
Last Sunday, as I preached on the Parable of the Sower, I mentioned that at a time when Christians didn’t have the luxury of owning a copy of the Scriptures, they went to Sunday Mass, the only place where they ...
Ministry, PREX, Scriptures, Spirituality

PREX and Other Things

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PREX and Other Things
Last Sunday we saw fourteen new graduates from our Parish Renewal Experience.  Together with this new group, four others who finished our first BEC Ministry Training Program also received their diplomas.  These will undergo further training as they begin their ...

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