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Romans 8:8-11: Life in the Spirit

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Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. But you are not in the flesh; on the contrary, you are in the spirit, if only the Spirit of God dwells in you. Whoever does not have the Spirit of Christ does not ...
Scriptures

Bible Verses Hard to Find?

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While preparing for a lesson or a sermon, I sometimes find myself groping for a bible verse that I find relevant. The best way is to check a concordance or a dictionary. But sometimes there are verses that ...
Augustiniana, Scriptures

Augustine on the Canaanite Woman

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I have been looking for Augustine's sermon on the Canaanite woman so as to get additional insight into Matthew 15:21-28 and how it can be used in a homily or catechesis. I found not one but three.
Apologetics, Scriptures

And Jerusalem will be Trampled Underfoot …

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...and Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles until the time of the Gentiles is fulfilled...(Luke 21:24) Here is another one of those texts that Rapture-Churches think about and reflect upon as they scour the newspapers for signs that this ...
Scriptures

A Pastoral Reflection on Micah 6:8

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Who would ever thought that a parish formation program can be derived from a short passage from Micah?  Here is a reflection on Mic. 6:8 shared to me by email by Mr. Eli Lademora, one of the trainers of Scripture ...
Catechism, Scriptures

God-With-Us in Action

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God-With-Us in Action
Matthew 14:13-33 gives us two episodes which are always joined in all three Synoptic gospels: the feeding of the 5000 and Jesus walking on the waters. Both stories actually show us the identity of Jesus as God ...
Catechism, Scriptures

Luke 18:9-14 in the Catechism

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Catechism References to Luke 18:9-14Luke 18:9-14 2559, 2613 Luke 18:    9 588 Luke 18:   13 2631 2667 2839 The whole parable is alluded to in par. 2559 which contains a definition of prayer from John Damascene (De ...
Scriptures

The Wedding Garment

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The Wedding Garment
I have posted our cell group's reflection on next Sunday's gospel at this blog. When we talked about it last Sunday, what really struck me was the attitude of the king towards the man without the wedding garment. ...
Magisterium, Scriptures

Repost: An Insight into Love

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I was going through the web and found this entry I made in the old Bible Workshop. The article is called "An Insight Into Divine Love" and was posted on March 21, 2006. I am reposting it here because it ...
Scriptures, Software

e-Sword

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E-sword from http://e-sword.net is a freeware Bible application that can compete with commercial ones. For one thing, it provides the user not only a functional software but also a website that can help one make the most of ...
Fathers of the Church, Scriptures

Leo the Great and Augustine on the Transfiguration

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Leo the Great and Augustine on the Transfiguration
For the second Sunday of Lent, the liturgy presents for our contemplation the Transfiguration of Christ. Sts. Leo the Great and Augustine of Hippo will be our guides for understanding the Gospel reading. Leo the Great (391/400-461) takes ...
Fathers of the Church, Scriptures

You Are Rock …

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The Gospel reading for the 21st is taken from Matthew 16:13-23. The first part of the selection -- Mt. 16:13-19 -- is about the Confession of Peter.
BEC, Bible Apostolate, Ministry, Scriptures

Outlining A Bible Passage IV: Working on Themes

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Outlining A Bible Passage IV: Working on Themes
An outline of a bible passage is a summary for the close reading you make of a passage when you make a sentence flow of it. A well-made outline can serve one a lot of purposes later on, especially ...

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