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Sunday Mass Study Notes for 09-05-2021

Sunday Mass Study Notes for 09-05-2021 1200 375 Christians for Christ Ministries
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Welcome back to the Sunday Mass notes. This week, in the first reading, we examine the Prophet Isaiah’s message regarding the future healing coming from God upon the whole sin-broken world. This message especially resonated to the Jews who were under attack from the King of Assyria during this time. Then we continue the study from the Book of James in the second reading. We close with the continuing study from the Gospel of Mark in which Jesus heals a deaf and mute man.

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Sunday Mass Study Notes for 08-29-2021

Sunday Mass Study Notes for 08-29-2021 1200 375 Christians for Christ Ministries
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Welcome back to the Sunday Mass notes. This week we open with a study of a reading from the Book of Deuteronomy in which Moses pours out his heart to the Israelites just before they were to begin their final conquest and enter the Promised Land. Moses cautions the people not to add to or take from the Law but to just simply follow it. Second, we look at a reading from the Book of James, said to be “the Proverbs” of the New Testament. Then we close with the Gospel reading from Saint Mark in which Jesus scolds the scribes and Pharisees for doing exactly what Moses told the people not to do by creating religious traditions, which they held above the Mosaic Law. In application, we will address the tendency toward formulaic religion and how God uses hardship to accomplish His purposes.

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Sunday Mass Study Notes for 08-22-2021

Sunday Mass Study Notes for 08-22-2021 1200 375 Jim Hill
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Welcome back to the Sunday Mass. This week the readings focus upon the theme of God calling people to walk in a personal relationship with Him. In the first reading from Joshua, we see a challenge issued by God to forsake the false gods the people’s ancestors served. In the second reading, Saint Paul teaches about the relationship between man and his wife and the mystery of how this parallels that between the Father and the Son. In the Gospel lesson, we study a story where Jesus’ followers came to a point of decision concerning His identity as God in the flesh, the promised Messiah, the nature of whom they misunderstood.

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Sunday Mass Study Notes for 08-15-2021

Sunday Mass Study Notes for 08-15-2021 1200 375 Christians for Christ Ministries
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Welcome back to the Sunday Mass notes. Today we start with a reading from the mysterious Book of Revelation. In the second reading we see Jesus’ victory over death and the repeated theme of how He will ultimately overcome His enemies. In the Gospel lesson we learn how Mary exalted in the Lord her Savior as she prepared to give birth to Jesus.

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Sunday Mass Study Notes for 8-08-2021

Sunday Mass Study Notes for 8-08-2021 1200 375 Christians for Christ Ministries
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Welcome back to the Sunday Mass notes. This week we open with the first reading from First Kings in which we find the great Prophet Elijah running away from wicked Queen Jezebel. The story reminds us that God will provide for us in order to accomplish the works that He has in store for us. Then we move to the second reading from Ephesians, which helps us to see what the contrast is between living as a child of the world and living as a child of God. Then we close with the continuing study on Jesus in John 6 where he confronts the unbelieving people by calling Himself the “bread of God.”

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Sunday Mass Study Notes for 08-01-2021

Sunday Mass Study Notes for 08-01-2021 1200 375 Christians for Christ Ministries
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Welcome back to the Sunday Mass notes. This week we open with a reading from Exodus, where God performed a miracle to feed the multitude of Hebrew people who had just been delivered from slavery in Egypt. We then move to the letter that Saint Paul wrote to the Ephesians, where he describes what being a Christian looks like, contrasting new life in Christ to the old way of life in darkness.  Finally, we conclude with Jesus’ declaration that he is bread from heaven, harkening back to the manna that was described in the first reading from Exodus.

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Sunday Mass Study Notes for 07-25-2021

Sunday Mass Study Notes for 07-25-2021 1200 375 Christians for Christ Ministries
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Welcome back to the Sunday Mass notes. This week we see in the first reading a miracle by the Prophet Elisha in multiplying of the loaves to feed a large crowd. Later in the Gospel lesson we see Jesus doing something similar but on a larger scale in the feeding of the five thousand. We also study Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians and see some godly behaviors to which God calls us to walk as His true followers.

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Sunday Mass Study Notes for 07-18-2021

Sunday Mass Study Notes for 07-18-2021 1200 375 Christians for Christ Ministries
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Welcome back to the Sunday Mass notes. This week we open with a message from Jeremiah regarding the ungodly rulers of Judah which includes a message of restoration under a future ruler sent by God whom we know as Jesus Christ. Then we look at how Jesus removed the wall of separation between God and the Gentiles through faith in Jesus Christ. We conclude with the Gospel lesson from Mark in which Jesus’ apostles rest period is interrupted by the incessant needs of the people.

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Sunday Mass Study Notes for 07-11-2021

Sunday Mass Study Notes for 07-11-2021 1200 375 Christians for Christ Ministries
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Welcome back to the Sunday Mass notes. This week we open with Amos 7: 12-15 as Amos, a simple farmer, is called by God to prophesy in Israel.   Then we move to Ephesians 1:3-14 where Paul explains all the blessings that are available to those who are in Christ.  Finally, we conclude with Mark 6: 7-13.  Here Jesus sends out His disciples to minister and instructs them to trust God for their daily needs as they call people to repentance.

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Sunday Mass Study Notes for 07-04-2021

Sunday Mass Study Notes for 07-04-2021 1200 375 Christians for Christ Ministries
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Welcome back to the Sunday Mass notes. This week we learn about the commission of the prophet Ezekiel. Then we study the value of weakness in the life of Paul and by application how God uses it for our good. We close with a study of Mark’s Gospel in which we see the rejection of Jesus’ message by those close to him from His own home town.

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