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  • "The Suffering, Sacrificing, Saving Servant" (Sermon for Good Friday, on Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12)

    04/14/2017 9:04:41 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 14, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Suffering, Sacrificing, Saving Servant” (Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12) “Behold, my servant,” says the Lord. Yes, behold him today. Behold the servant of the Lord serving in a most unexpected way: serving by suffering. Today on this Good Friday we behold Jesus Christ, the Lord’s faithful, righteous servant, suffering a death he doesn’t deserve. But because he does, you will receive what you don’t deserve. And that is good news on this Good Friday. So now behold Jesus Christ, “The Suffering, Sacrificing, Saving Servant.” “Behold, my servant shall act wisely; he shall be high and lifted up, and shall be...
  • "The Catechism in Six Parts: The Sacrament of the Altar" (Sermon for Holy Thursday)

    04/14/2017 6:54:35 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 14 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 13, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Catechism in Six Parts: The Sacrament of the Altar” Tonight we conclude our series on “The Catechism in Six Parts.” So far in the Catechism we’ve looked at the Ten Commandments, the Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, and Confession. That brings us tonight to the Sacrament of the Altar--and fittingly enough, on Holy Thursday, the night in which this sacrament was instituted. Everything we want to say about the Sacrament tonight we find in the words with which Christ institutes this holy meal. These words: “Take eat; this is my body, which is given for...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord's Supper

    04/12/2017 9:41:56 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-13-17 | Revised New American Bible
    April 13, 2017 Holy Thursday – Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper Reading 1 Ex 12:1-8, 11-14The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, "This month shall stand at the head of your calendar; you shall reckon it the first month of the year.Tell the whole community of Israel: On the tenth of this month every one of your familiesmust procure for itself a lamb, one apiece for each household.If a family is too small for a whole lamb, it shall join the nearest household in procuring one and shall share in the lamb in...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-13-17, Chrism Mass

    04/12/2017 9:33:28 PM PDT · by Salvation · 25 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-13-17 | Revised New American Bible
    April 13, 2017 Holy Thursday - Chrism Mass Reading 1 Is 61:1-3a, 6a, 8b-9The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me,because the LORD has anointed me;He has sent me to bring glad tidings to the lowly,to heal the brokenhearted,To proclaim liberty to the captivesand release to the prisoners,To announce a year of favor from the LORDand a day of vindication by our God,to comfort all who mourn;To place on those who mourn in Ziona diadem instead of ashes,To give them oil of gladness in place of mourning,a glorious mantle instead of a listless spirit. You yourselves shall be...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-12-17

    04/11/2017 8:12:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-12-17 | Revised New American Bible
    April 12, 2017 Wednesday of Holy Week Reading 1 Is 50:4-9aThe Lord GOD has given me a well-trained tongue,That I might know how to speak to the wearya word that will rouse them.Morning after morninghe opens my ear that I may hear;And I have not rebelled,have not turned back.I gave my back to those who beat me,my cheeks to those who plucked my beard;My face I did not shieldfrom buffets and spitting. The Lord GOD is my help,therefore I am not disgraced;I have set my face like flint,knowing that I shall not be put to shame.He is near who...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-11-17

    04/10/2017 8:54:39 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-11-17 | Revised New American Bible
    April 11, 2017 Tuesday of Holy Week Reading 1 Is 49:1-6Hear me, O islands,listen, O distant peoples.The LORD called me from birth,from my mother's womb he gave me my name.He made of me a sharp-edged swordand concealed me in the shadow of his arm.He made me a polished arrow,in his quiver he hid me.You are my servant, he said to me,Israel, through whom I show my glory. Though I thought I had toiled in vain,and for nothing, uselessly, spent my strength,Yet my reward is with the LORD,my recompense is with my God.For now the LORD has spokenwho formed me...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-10-17

    04/09/2017 9:16:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-10-17 | Revised New American Bible
    April 10, 2017 Monday of Holy Week Reading 1 Is 42:1-7Here is my servant whom I uphold,my chosen one with whom I am pleased,Upon whom I have put my Spirit;he shall bring forth justice to the nations,Not crying out, not shouting,not making his voice heard in the street.A bruised reed he shall not break,and a smoldering wick he shall not quench,Until he establishes justice on the earth;the coastlands will wait for his teaching. Thus says God, the LORD,who created the heavens and stretched them out,who spreads out the earth with its crops,Who gives breath to its peopleand spirit to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 04-09-17, Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion

    04/08/2017 8:30:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 48 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-09-17 | Revised New American Bible
    April 9, 2017 Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion At the Procession with Palms — Gospel Mt 21:1-11When Jesus and the disciples drew near Jerusalemand came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, "Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find an ass tethered,and a colt with her.Untie them and bring them here to me.And if anyone should say anything to you, reply, 'The master has need of them.'Then he will send them at once."This happened so that what had been spoken through the prophet might be fulfilled:Say to daughter...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-08-17

    04/07/2017 8:49:20 PM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-08-17 | Revised New American Bible
    April 8, 2017 Saturday of the Fifth Week of Lent Reading 1 Ez 37:21-28Thus says the Lord GOD:I will take the children of Israel from among the nationsto which they have come,and gather them from all sides to bring them back to their land.I will make them one nation upon the land,in the mountains of Israel,and there shall be one prince for them all. Never again shall they be two nations,and never again shall they be divided into two kingdoms. No longer shall they defile themselves with their idols,their abominations, and all their transgressions. I will deliver them from...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-07-17, OM, St. John Baptist de la Salle, Priest

    04/06/2017 8:46:22 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-07-17 | Revised New American Bible
    April 7, 2017 Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent Reading 1 Jer 20:10-13I hear the whisperings of many:"Terror on every side!Denounce! let us denounce him!"All those who were my friendsare on the watch for any misstep of mine."Perhaps he will be trapped; then we can prevail,and take our vengeance on him."But the LORD is with me, like a mighty champion:my persecutors will stumble, they will not triumph.In their failure they will be put to utter shame,to lasting, unforgettable confusion.O LORD of hosts, you who test the just,who probe mind and heart,Let me witness the vengeance you take on...
  • "The Catechism in Six Parts: Confession" {Sermon}

    04/06/2017 7:02:22 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 5, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Catechism in Six Parts: Confession” Tonight we come to the part of the Catechism that is probably the least known to us today, and that is Confession. The practice of Confession may be unfamiliar to you. Confession is unfamiliar to most Lutherans these days, even though it has been around for as long as the church has been around. It is a church practice that the church doesn’t practice much anymore. It is infrequently used. Tonight I want to dispel some myths and some fears about Confession, so that we’ll feel more comfortable about it and maybe put it...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-06-17

    04/05/2017 8:14:58 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-06-17 | Revised New American Bible
    April 6, 2017 Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent Reading 1 Gn 17:3-9When Abram prostrated himself, God spoke to him:"My covenant with you is this:you are to become the father of a host of nations.No longer shall you be called Abram;your name shall be Abraham,for I am making you the father of a host of nations.I will render you exceedingly fertile;I will make nations of you;kings shall stem from you.I will maintain my covenant with youand your descendants after youthroughout the ages as an everlasting pact,to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.I will...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-05-17, OM, St. Vincent Ferrer, Priest

    04/04/2017 9:43:17 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-05-17 | Revised New American Bible
    April 5, 2017 Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent Reading 1 Dn 3:14-20, 91-92, 95King Nebuchadnezzar said:"Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego,that you will not serve my god,or worship the golden statue that I set up?Be ready now to fall down and worship the statue I had made,whenever you hear the sound of the trumpet,flute, lyre, harp, psaltery, bagpipe,and all the other musical instruments;otherwise, you shall be instantly cast into the white-hot furnace;and who is the God who can deliver you out of my hands?"Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered King Nebuchadnezzar,"There is no need for us to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-04-17, OM, St. Isidore, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

    04/03/2017 10:11:11 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-04-17 | Revised New American Bible
    April 4, 2017 Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent Reading 1 Nm 21:4-9From Mount Hor the children of Israel set out on the Red Sea road,to bypass the land of Edom.But with their patience worn out by the journey,the people complained against God and Moses,"Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in this desert,where there is no food or water?We are disgusted with this wretched food!" In punishment the LORD sent among the people saraph serpents,which bit the people so that many of them died.Then the people came to Moses and said,"We have sinned in...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-03-17

    04/02/2017 8:15:55 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-03-17 | Revised New American Bible
    April 3, 2017 Monday of the Fifth Week of Lent Reading 1 Dn 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62In Babylon there lived a man named Joakim,who married a very beautiful and God-fearing woman, Susanna,the daughter of Hilkiah;her pious parents had trained their daughteraccording to the law of Moses.Joakim was very rich;he had a garden near his house,and the Jews had recourse to him oftenbecause he was the most respected of them all. That year, two elders of the people were appointed judges,of whom the Lord said, "Wickedness has come out of Babylon:from the elders who were to govern the people as...
  • "The Raising of Lazarus" (Sermon for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, on John 11:1-53)

    04/02/2017 12:07:07 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 2, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Raising of Lazarus” (John 11:1-53) Our text today is the account of “The Raising of Lazarus,” from John chapter 11. In this chapter, Jesus does three things: He raises the dead. He arouses faith. And he rouses the opposition. Three things, and what he does, he does for you. The most obvious thing Jesus does is to raise a dead man. Think about that. Jesus raises a dead man! Who has ever heard of such a thing? The man’s name was Lazarus. He was a friend of Jesus and his disciples. His sisters you’ve heard of, too. Mary and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 04-02-17, Fifth Sunday of Lent

    04/01/2017 8:18:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 47 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-02-17 | Revised New American Bible
    April 2, 2017 Fifth Sunday of Lent Reading 1 Ez 37:12-14Thus says the Lord GOD: O my people, I will open your graves and have you rise from them, and bring you back to the land of Israel.Then you shall know that I am the LORD, when I open your graves and have you rise from them, O my people!I will put my spirit in you that you may live, and I will settle you upon your land; thus you shall know that I am the LORD.I have promised, and I will do it, says the LORD. Responsorial Psalm...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-01-17

    03/31/2017 10:11:15 PM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-01-17 | Revised New American Bible
    April 1, 2017 Saturday of the Fourth Week of Lent Reading 1 Jer 11:18-20I knew their plot because the LORD informed me;at that time you, O LORD, showed me their doings. Yet I, like a trusting lamb led to slaughter,had not realized that they were hatching plots against me:"Let us destroy the tree in its vigor;let us cut him off from the land of the living,so that his name will be spoken no more." But, you, O LORD of hosts, O just Judge,searcher of mind and heart,Let me witness the vengeance you take on them,for to you I have...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-31-17

    03/30/2017 9:19:01 PM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-31-17 | Revised New American Bible
    March 31, 2017 Friday of the Fourth Week of Lent Reading 1 Wis 2:1a, 12-22The wicked said among themselves, thinking not aright:"Let us beset the just one, because he is obnoxious to us;he sets himself against our doings,Reproaches us for transgressions of the lawand charges us with violations of our training.He professes to have knowledge of Godand styles himself a child of the LORD.To us he is the censure of our thoughts; merely to see him is a hardship for us,Because his life is not like that of others,and different are his ways.He judges us debased;he holds aloof from...
  • "The Catechism in Six Parts: The Lord's Prayer"(Sermon)

    03/23/2017 10:08:00 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 5 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | March 22, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Catechism in Six Parts: The Lord’s Prayer” So far in our series on the Catechism we’ve had the Ten Commandments and the Apostles’ Creed. The Commandments show us God’s good will for our lives, but the problem is, we don’t do it as we should, and so the Commandments show us our sin and our need for a righteousness we don’t have. Then the Creed comes along and shows us the answer to our problem, in the triune God who loves us and saves us and forgives our sins. Now that we are saved and are God’s children, the...