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Vacation Time…

Starting this Thursday I/we will be out of town and on vacation for at least a week, perhaps more? Keep The Faith!

~ Fr. R.

Holy Scripture Reading, Micah 7: 18-19, ESV.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

ESV Verse of the Day

Verse of the Day
May 9
Micah 7:18-19
18 “Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in steadfast love. 19 He will again have compassion on us; he will tread our iniquities underfoot. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.”
Read Micah 7

*God surely loves His “remnant” of grace!  (Romans 11: 5)

Holy Scripture Reading, Isaiah 26: 12, NASB.

Monday, May 8, 2017

NAS Verse of the Day

Verse of the Day
May 8
Isaiah 26:12
12 “LORD , You will establish peace for us, Since You have also performed for us all our works.”
Read Isaiah 26

*Spiritually, this Peace only comes in the Gospel of Christ. And for National Israel this Peace only comes literally at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ!

Holy Scripture Reading, Pslam 33: 4, KJV.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

KJV Verse of the Day

Verse of the Day
May 7
Psalm 33:4
4 “For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth.”
Read Psalm 33

Holy Scripture Reading, Nehemiah 1: 5, NASB.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

NAS Verse of the Day

Verse of the Day
May 6
Nehemiah 1:5
5 “I said, “I beseech You, O LORD God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who preserves the covenant and lovingkindness for those who love Him and keep His commandments.”

Re-Post: Lutheran & Catholic

‘Lutheran & Catholic’ (Quote)
February 27, 2012

‘The more recent concept of “Catholicism” as an antonym of “Protestantism” is a typical product of Reformed thought. The Lutheran Church… does not know to which side it belongs. For there are heresies in Protestantism which are just as dangerous as those of Catholicism. Lutheran theology differs from Reformed theology in that it lays great emphasis on the fact that the evangelical church is none other than the medieval Catholic Church purged of certain heresies and abuses. The Lutheran theologian acknowledges that he belongs to the same visible church to which Thomas Aquinas and Bernard of Clairvaux, Augustine and Tertullian, Athanasius and Ireneaus once belonged. The orthodox evangelical church is the legitimate continuation of the medieval Catholic Church, not the church of the Council of Trent and the Vatican Council which renounced evangelical truth when it rejected the Reformation.
For the orthodox evangelical church is really identical with the orthodox Catholic Church of all times. And just as the very nature of the Reformed Church emphasizes its strong opposition to the medieval church, so the very nature of the Lutheran Church requires it to go to the farthest possible limit in its insistence on its solidarity and identity with the Catholic Church.’

From Sasse, H. (1979, original 1938). Here We Stand. Adelaide, South Australia: Lutheran Publishing House. pp. 110-111. Emphasis added

*I still generally agree with this statement!  The true Church is always catholic, and really apostolic, i.e. biblical and revelational bound. Which of course means it is constantly being Reformed and lead by the Word of God!  Though of course too, it is always a Pilgrim Church, and humanly fallible!

The Embassy of Israel Honors Christians (The Jerusalem Connection).

The Embassy of Israel Honors Christians

The Embassy of Israel said: On Friday, May 6th the Embassy of Israel hosted their 16th Annual Israel Solidarity Event that honors Christian leaders from throughout the US for their continued and steadfast support of Israel. Ambassador Ron Dermer also recognized the distinguished Christian leaders that make up the fifteen member Christian Host Committee. The attendees not only enjoyed a day of insightful speeches and discussions, but a unique time of fellowship. The Christian leaders expressed and showed an unwavering spirit of support for Israel – support that will be vital in the months to come.

“The evangelical community can be a critical factor in Israel’s relations with the world. Israel must see them as a true partner on the international arena.” – MK Yoel Hasson, Knesset Christian Allies Caucus Member

God says: “I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse.”…“Because he loves me,” says Yahweh, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.” (Genesis 12:3; Psalm 91:14-16)

The Jerusalem Connection says: Satan will continue his determined effort to destroy Israel and the Jewish people – and that effort will increasingly include Christians as well. Ultimately, there is no government that will. or even can, save Israel and that includes Israel’s acclaimed Israel Defense Forces. As in the past, Israel’s “friend that sticks closer than a brother” will be the evangelical Christian, especially the Christian Zionist. That is who Jesus will honor at the Judgement Seat of the Messiah. As a former Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren said of Christians at a previous Israel Solidarity Day; “You can’t imagine what your support means to us.”

*Amen to this!  True Evangelical Christians and Christian Zionists who love Messiah Jesus/Yeshua, will love Messiah’s People… Jews and National Israel!