7th Sunday after Pentecost

    • 7th Sunday after Pentecost (mp3 format)
    • 2004
    • 7th Sunday after Pentecost (mp3 format)
    • 2008-08-03
      SYNOPSIS:The faith of the two blind man Jesus healed and of the men who brought the mute demoniac for healing demonstrate two aspects of faith. The demoniac's muteness shows lack of faith; we cannot proclaim that which we do not know and experience, and the Holy Spirit will not reside where Evil is. We are a composite of all of these examples. How do we gain faith, so that the Lord will say to us "According to your faith, be it unto you"? The answer is contained in the Epistle for today: "We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves."
    • 7th Sunday after Pentecost (mp3 format)
    • 2009-07-26
    • 7th Sunday after Pentecost (mp3 format)
    • Romans 15-1-7
      2010-07-11
    • 7th Sunday after Pentecost (mp3 format)
    • We Then That Are Strong Ought To Bear The Infirmities Of The Weak And Not To Please Ourselves
      Romans 15-1-7
      2012-07-21
      SYNOPSIS:The Apostle Paul usually gives detailed theological arguments in the beginning of his epistles and then admonitions and commands based on these truths. Today he explains immediately why "We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves". If we do not understand his lesson we have no idea what Christianity really is. We will see the simple reason for Christian morality.
    • 7th Sunday after Pentecost (mp3 format)
    • According To Your Faith Be It Unto You
      Matthew 9-27-35
      2012-07-22
      SYNOPSIS:Before Jesus healed the two blind men who had cried out to him MANY times (with the rudiments of the Jesus prayer), He said to them: "According to your faith be it unto you". Remember, since we read the scripture in order to be taught something about ourselves, we MUST apply this saying to ourselves - does it fit us? If we find ourselves to be lacking in faith, or perhaps the fruit of faith - results in things that matter in our lives, then we must find a way to increase our faith. It is reasonable to ask the Lord for this, since the apostles themselves also asked him to increase their faith. Jesus commended several people concerning their faith - including the centurion Syrophenician woman of Canaan, and the woman "who was a sinner". Each adds to the picture of how we can increase our faith. We look at the example of the two blind men, with humility, recognizing that we have weak faith and need to learn from their example.
    • 7th Sunday after Pentecost (mp3 format)
    • According To Your Faith Be It Unto You
      We Then That Are Strong Ought To Bear The Infirmities Of The Weak
      Romans 15-1-7-Matthew 9-27-35
      2013-08-11
      SYNOPSIS:In the healing of the two blind men Jesus exclaimed: "According to your faith be it unto you". This is the case for everyone; God answers our prayers and heals us according to our faith. That begs the question: what is faith? The Epistle for today explains the matter. We have faith if we live as and become like Christ, Who only thought of others. If we are in any way self-centered, we do not have true faith. The Apostle Paul explains that "We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.".
    • 7th Sunday after Pentecost (mp3 format)
    • We Then That Are Strong Ought To Bear The Infirmities Of The Weak And Not To Please Ourselves
      Romans 15-1-7
      2014-07-27
      SYNOPSIS:Even unbelievers would agree that the statement of the Apostle Paul: "We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves" is axiomatic. It is important to understand WHY it is. This statement is not just good ethics, or even Christian law - it is true because of Who God is. Also, nobody is too weak to help the weak. We should understand what makes a person strong, This is also because of Who God is, and our purpose, and never dare to say we are tpo weak! There is always something that even the weak can do to help those weaker. We must understand moral commands properly in order to understand how to follow them.
    • We are blind men, following the God of patience and consolation. (mp3 format)
    • Romans 15:1-7, Matthew 9:27-35
      2016-08-07
      SYNOPSIS:The Gospel and Epistle (Romans 15:1-7, Matthew 9:27-35) have a golden link today. First a riddle to solve: "What do you ask for and do not obtain, and because you do not obtain, you are given what you ask for?" The Gospel tells us that two blind men *followed* Jesus crying out for mercy. After a long time, they were healed. We blind people also must follow the Lord, and the prayer of Paul become true for us: "Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: 6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." We talk about following the Lord, and belief, and patience, and, especially, patience and consolation. What, plainly is consolation, and how do we obtain it? Consolation is one thing only, and there is one way only to obtain it.



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