Bible Study Evangelista Show
Summary: Catholic Bible study series created with you in mind, bites of spinach that taste like cake. What’s an “evangelista”? Find out at biblestudyevangelista.com.
S - Sin not. T - Tell God about it. O - Offer the right sacrifice. P - Put your trust in the Lord. (Psalm 4:4) For there are three ways of performing an act of mercy: the merciful word, by forgiving and by comforting; secondly, if you can offer no word, then pray - that too is mercy; and thirdly, deeds of mercy. And when the Last Day comes, we shall be judged from this, and on this basis we shall receive the eternal verdict. ~Saint Faustina “Forgiveness is a beautiful idea – until you have something to forgive.” C.S.Lewis Ephesians 4:31-32, “Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, with all malice, and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ Forgave you.” God’s “outpouring of mercy cannot penetrate our hearts as long as we have not forgiven those who have trespassed against us. Love … is indivisible; we cannot love the God we can’t see if we do not love the brother or sister we do see.” (No. 2840) 1Jn 4:20 If any one says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen. I cannot believe that a soul who knows how many sins God has forgiven her should not instantly and willingly forgive others. St. Teresa of Avila Psalm 4:4, Be angry, but sin not. Meditate in your heart upon your bed and be silent. Offer up the right sacrifices and trust in the Lord. We learn from the Commander of the Army of the Lord in Joshua 5 that God does not take sides against us or our adversaries. Romans 12:19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it[a] to the wrath of God; for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” James 1:19-20, Know this, my beloved brethren. Let every man be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger, for the anger of man does not work the righteousness of God. “Php 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Take your mind off the situation and person. Stop the pity party - Heb 12:3-4 Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” Remember that you are a sinner. "Father forgive them, for they know not what they do." Forgive you whether you feel like it or not. Matthew 5:44-45 You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.… Cake story Matthew 6:14-15: "For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins." Image: Samuel Zellar
Every sorrow is forgotten in that rest at the feet of Jesus, and the soul confesses that one single instant of that rest were not too dearly bought by the work and sufferings of a whole lifetime, for it is a pure gift of love and mercy. ~ French Mystic Mathilde Boutle Text Hebrews 3:7 - 4:10 Exodus 20:8-11, Deuteronomy 5:12-15, Exodus 31:12-17, the Third Commandment regarding Sabbath Sabbath means "rest." Sabbath is our sign and memorial of deliverance from sin and unto the new creation. Nehemiah 13:15-21, Nehemiah shuts the gates on the Sabbath and threatens to hurt anyone who attempts to get in the city to buy and sell on the Sabbath. 2 Chronicles 36:15-21, the fall of Jerusalem was due, in part, to their profaning of the Sabbath (verse 21). CCC 2184, Sabbath is a protest against the servitude of work and the worship of money. Ezekiel 20:12-26, Israelites defiled the Sabbath and did not enter into the Promised Land of rest. Mark 2:23-28, Jesus does not cancel Sabbath keeping, but says Sabbath is a gift to man. Promises regarding Sabbath: Isaiah 56:2, Sabbath keepers are blessed Isaiah 56:4, Sabbath keepers have an eternal reward Isaiah 58:13, Sabbath keepers experience plenty and greatness (this meaning is primarily spiritual) Ezekiel 20:12-26, Sabbath keepers LIVE, Sabbath profaners die (they stress out, burn out, experience bad health...) Isaiah 30:15, In returning and rest you shall be saved. Matt 12:1-8, Jesus draws a parallel between Sabbath and mercy. ____ Image: @katya
Let us be renewed by God's mercy, let us be loved by Jesus, let us enable the power of his love to transform our lives too; and let us become agents of this mercy, channels through which God can water the earth, protect all creation and make justice and peace flourish (Pope Francis, Easter Urbi et Orbi message on March 31, 2013). Made for Mercy Series Made for Mercy Mercy Is a Must The Mission Is Ministry Making it Matter Managing the Moment Mother of Mercy Merit in Motion Made for Mercy What's a Jubilee of Mercy? radio show. God's Presence is Mercy Exodus 25, God's presence rested, enthroned on the mercy seat, on the top of the ark of the covenant. It was on the mercy seat that the High Priest would sprinkle the sacrificial blood of atonement once a year on the Great Day of Atonement for his own sins and those of the whole people of God. Hebrews 9:5, above it were the cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat (or propitiation). Of these things we cannot now speak in detail. 1 John 4:10, In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. propitiation = satisfaction of wrath The seat of propitiation was the seat of mercy, where God's presence rested. Hebrews 2:17, Therefore he had to be made like his brethren in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make expiation for the sins of the people (RSV-CE). Wherefore, it behoved him in all things to be made like unto his brethren, that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest before God, that he might be a propitiation for the sins of the people (DRB). Romans 3:24-26, Being justified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, Whom God hath proposed to be a propitiation, through faith in his blood, to the shewing of his justice, for the remission of former sins, Through the forbearance of God, for the shewing of his justice in this time: that he himself may be just and the justifier of him who is of the faith of Jesus Christ. God's Name is Mercy Exodus 33:19, And he said, "I will make all my goodness pass before you, and will proclaim before you my name 'The LORD'; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy. Exodus 34:5-7, And the LORD descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD. The LORD passed before him, and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children's children, to the third and the fourth generation." James 2:13, Mercy triumphs over judgment Romans 8:1, There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Mercy - not compassion or "feelings" of sympathy, but action. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary