Bible Study Evangelista Show
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The pulse of life within my wrist / A fallen snow, a rising mist / There is no higher praise than this / And my soul wells up / O my soul wells up / Yes my soul wells up with hallelujahs. Oh praise Him all His mighty works / There is no language where you can't be heard / Your song goes out to all the earth / Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah! / O hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah! Songwriters: CHRIS RICE, CHRISTOPHER M. RICE © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. Study Audio LOVE the Word(TM) is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice. This week's LOVE the Word(TM) exercise is based on an Thomistic* personality approach. Go on! Try it! Listen (Receive the Word) "The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard; yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world" (Ps 19:1-4). Observe (Connect the passage to recent events.) Study carefully these verses of praise, themselves a song, like the Magnificat. Who and what is this psalm about? Where and when does this song take place? Why and how is praise occurring? Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) Who, what, where, when, why and how, do you want to thank and praise God for right now? Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Lord, you are my beloved, and I am yours...there is no higher praise than this...hallelujah... . . *LOVE the Word(TM) exercises, vary weekly according to the four personalities, or "prayer forms," explored in Prayer and Temperament, by Chester Michael and Marie Norrisey: Ignatian, Augustinian, Franciscan, and Thomistic. Scripture References for the Show Luke 1:46-55, the words of the Magnificat And Mary said: “My soul magnifies the Lord, 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden. For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed; 49 for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name. 50 And his mercy is on those who fear him from generation to generation. 51 He has shown strength with his arm, he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts, 52 he has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted those of low degree; 53 he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent empty away. 54 He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, 55 as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his posterity for ever.” Song in the Bible Song of Creation Job 38:6-7, The angels sang at the creation of the cosmos. Psalm 19:1-4, All creation sings praise simply by being what it was made to be. Zephaniah 3:17, God Himself sings and dances ("rejoices") over His people in a new, spiritual creation. (NAB-A) The LORD, your God, is in your midst, a mighty savior; He will rejoice over you with gladness, and renew you in his love, He will sing joyfully because of you, (NJB) Yahweh your God is there with you, the warrior-Saviour. He will rejoice over you with happy song, he will renew you by his love, he will dance with shouts of joy for you, (RSV-CE) The LORD, your God, is in your midst, a warrior who gives victory; he will rejoice over you with gladness, he will renew you in his love; he will exult over you with loud singing
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What happens when a prayerful young peasant receives a whisper so powerful that she dares not tell it? She hugs the secret close. And it is incarnated. Going over and over the reality in her mind, she touches it timidly and unwraps it with equally unspeakable thrill each time. Looking at its significance from every possible angle, replaying the words repeatedly, jumping up and down and twirling around in her soul until she's dizzy with the implications, she "ponders it in her heart." And when someone else, a cousin, reveals that she too knows and understands and believes what unspeakable thing has happened, the riot of praise and poetry and stupendous irony fizz out of her, spreading out in a pool of song that runs up the sides of the hills of history like a wave. This is Mary's Magnificat. This is Mary's Song. Hers is the song of the Church. Scripture References for The Show Luke 1:46-55, the words of the Magnificat And Mary said: “My soul magnifies the Lord, 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden. For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed; 49 for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name. 50 And his mercy is on those who fear him from generation to generation. 51 He has shown strength with his arm, he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts, 52 he has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted those of low degree; 53 he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent empty away. 54 He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, 55 as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his posterity for ever.” 1 Samuel 2:1-10, The Magnificat is based on the Song of Hannah. Fixed Hour Prayer in OT Psalm 55:17, David prays evening, morning, and noon. Daniel 6:10, Daniel prays toward Jerusalem three times a day. Jeremiah 39:8, There were public prayer places in the first temple that the Chaldeans destroyed when they razed it. I Kings 8:48 and Daniel 6:10, Jews prayed three times daily toward Jerusalem when in exile. Fixed Hour Prayer in NT Acts 2:15, Apostles pray at third hour, 9am. Matthew 15:36; Acts 27:35, Jesus' "lunch prayers" at midday Luke 1:10, Zechariah serves at the incense altar at "the hour of incense," (incense, itself, symbolic of prayer) while the people pray outside. Luke 18:10, Jews go to the temple to pray at appointed times when in Jerusalem. Acts 3:1; 10:30, Apostles go to the temple to pray at the ninth hour, or 3pm. Galatians 4:4, The woman, Mary, is the "fullness of time" and axis of salvation history. **New Weekly Feature!** Interactive Scripture Meditation Excercise (Lectio Divina) I am SO excited to begin offering this new interactive feature for you! The scripture meditation exercise will be a weekly addition to each show from here on out. I will always follow the traditional stages of lectio divina (holy reading), which we will cover in another show in the Magnificat series, so stay tuned! Since our study this week was somewhat cerebral, I am offering a sensory lectio exercise (a Franciscan approach) to balance it out. Go on! Try it! Read (Lectio) Scroll up the page to re-read the Magnificat. Meditate (Meditatio) Please click on the piece of music, below, to enlarge it. Look intently at it. What are your thoughts? How does it make you feel?
[sg_popup id="1" event="hover"][/sg_popup] What do you do when cut-backs, job loss, tragic accidents, stalkers, haters, marital strife, postpartum, and overwhelming debt (all at one time!) threaten to blow you away? You dare to let God love and lift you up to fly. Jas 4:17 Whoever knows what is right to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin. Romans 13:1-2 – all authority is appointed by God 1 Samuel 15:20-23 – Rebellion is as witchcraft. Rebellion was the sin of Satan. Martin Luther’s writings on translating and interpreting by his own authority: http://www.bible-researcher.com/luther01.html The “donkey” (“ass” in the original) passage is in paragraph eight. Also Google Philip Schaff’s account found in the History of the Christian Church, Volume 7, Book 1, Chapter 4, Section 63. Tabernacle study on all the connections between OT worship and the Mass - we will cover all of this in the new series, After This Our Exile, Making Sense of the Old Testament Revelation 19:10, All scripture is prophecy because it all testifies of Christ 2 Pet. 1:20, No scripture is of private interpretation 1 Timothy 3:15-16, The Church, not the Bible, is the pillar and foundation of truth Tabernacle – The OT tabernacle, the prophecies concerning the NT Church’s worship and structure in the Book of Ezekiel, and the heavenly temple worship revealed to St. John all foreshadow and illustrate that worship that pleases God (and that is occurring in the heavenly realms right now) is to include an institutional priesthood as well as a lay priesthood, engage all the senses, and be liturgical (meaning ceremonial). Eucharist – OT Presence Bread, manna, and offerings to Melchizedek, all foreshadowed the NT Eucharist. Jesus says Himself that He is the Bread of Life, the Bread from heaven, and that His body and blood are real food and drink in John 6. St. Paul says this sacrifice and offering is an actual communion in His body and blood and that Jesus’ Body and Blood are truly present there (1 Cor. 5:7, 10:16-17, and 11:23-30). Pope – Meaning papa, the answer to my prayer that there be one visible leader of the earthly Church. One mediator? “All virtue and all vice come by way of your neighbor” St. Catherine of Sienna. We are all mediators for one another in all things that pertain to salvation. Mary – The New Eve and the Ark of the New Covenant according to the early Christians. The Rosary is all scripture. The Pope’s new encyclical, or circulated writing, on the earth and stewardship. http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si.html Ante-Nicene Fathers writings by date, http://www.ccel.org/fathers.html ___ Image: https://unsplash.com/@domikollau
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