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Seventh Sunday after Epiphany -y. A Br Andrew 2017

The Blue mountains Franciscan Church

Sermon preached by Br. Andrew from Maroubra on Sunday 19 February 2017

Seventh Sunday after Epiphany year A

Readings: Leviticus 19.1-18; Psalms 119.33-40; 1 Corinthians 3.10-17; Matthew 5. 2,002 more words

Go of the Gospels

My Daily Guideposts 2017 reading today got me thinking.  The author mentioned four instances of “go” commands that Jesus expects of us.  And I started wondering – what does Jesus tell us to “go” and do in the Gospels?  3,153 more words



“All the people answered, “His blood is on us and on our children!”” (Matthew 27:25, TNIV)

The response of the opponents of Jesus to Pilate’s claim that he was “innocent of this man’s blood.” … 362 more words


Cold Christianity

“And because of lawlessness being brought to the full The love of the many will grow cold、” (Matthew 24:12, EMPH)

Jesus is speaking here of the signs of the end times and one of those signs is that “the love of many will grow cold.” This will happen “because of lawlessness.”  Lawlessness here does not mean “people won’t pay attention to the law and will do whatever they want, as if one of the signs of Christ’s return will be people who disregard the laws of the land .  204 more words


Third Sunday After Pentecost year A Br Luke 2017

Sermon preached by Br. Luke Efo in Springwood at the Blue Mountains Franciscan Church on Sunday 22nd January 2017

Listen to the Sermon here

Here are two different versions of the calling of the first disciples. 1,140 more words


Welcoming Christ as King

““Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’ ”” (Matthew 21:5, ESV) 67 more words


Wise Men Give Gifts: Matthew 2

Gathering Prayer: (Do this prayer repeat-after-me style)
Dear Jesus, we thank you for time to feed our faith as a family, and time to learn about the wise men who brought gifts to Jesus.  530 more words

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