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  • ‘60 Minutes’ reveals Pentagon has developed a microchip to detect COVID, track health

    04/15/2021 6:50:33 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 26 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 04/14/2021 | Michael Haynes
    ARLINGTON, Virginia, April 14, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Pentagon scientists have developed a gel-style, tissue-like microchip to be inserted underneath the skin, touted to be able to detect COVID-19 before an individual develops symptoms, prompting concerns about the manner in which such technology would be used to infringe upon people’s liberties and usher in a bio-security state.The revelation came as part of a CBS 60 Minutes report on April 11 titled “military programs aiming to end pandemics forever.” Dr. Matt Hepburn of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which is dubbed the Pentagon’s “department of mad science,” explained how he...
  • Coming To A Head (Video Update JD Farag)

    04/05/2021 5:45:09 AM PDT · by EBH · 3 replies
    JD Farag Calvary Church ^ | 04/04/2021 | J.D. Farag
    Pastor JD talks about how that everything happening in the world today, is now coming to a head, exactly as Bible prophecy tells us it will at the time of the end. Of interest for some at the 17:00 minute mark. Video Only
  • New York COVID Passports Are Here, Reports Say Biden Is Close Behind For USA

    03/28/2021 6:14:00 PM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 62 replies
    DJHJ Media ^ | 03.28.21 | Kari Donovan
    The Biden administration is set to launch a COVID passport that would track Americans that took the vaccine, despite warnings by civil rights advocates. With breakneck speed, the left has finished their transformation of America from a land of Civil Rights to a land of dictator’s demands, & there is no opposition to the Democrats and RINOS in DC in sight. “The Biden administration & private companies are working to develop a standard way of handling credentials — often referred to as ‘vaccine passports’ — that would allow Americans to prove they have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus as...
  • "'Follow Me': The Crown of Discipleship" (Lenten sermon on Mark 10:17-22)

    03/24/2021 10:08:45 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | March 24, 2021 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “‘Follow Me’: The Crown of Discipleship” (Mark 10:17-22) Today we conclude our series on the “Follow Me” sayings of Jesus in Gospel of Mark. Last week we took up “The Cross of Discipleship.” Today our theme is “The Crown of Discipleship.” And that’s a good order to go, because there is no crown without the cross, and there is no cross we endure that will not be far outweighed by the crown we will receive. And both the cross and the crown come as we follow Jesus. Last week we talked about the cross. Now we take up the crown....
  • "Great Servant" (Sermon for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, on Mark 10:35-45)

    03/20/2021 10:02:31 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | March 21, 2021 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Great Servant” (Mark 10:35-45) Are you familiar with what an oxymoron is? An oxymoron is when you put two words together that seem to contradict each other. The two ideas don’t belong together. The classic example is “jumbo shrimp.” Another would be “plastic silverware.” Or “civil war.” Well, today in our text we have two concepts put together that don’t seem to fit. It’s the idea of being “great,” placed side by side with the idea of being a “servant.” Those two thoughts would seem to cancel each other out. But not the way Jesus tells it. And not the...
  • "'Follow Me': The Cross of Discipleship" (Lenten sermon on Mark 8:34-35)

    03/17/2021 9:58:53 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | March 17, 2021 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “‘Follow Me’: The Cross of Discipleship” (Mark 8:34-35) “Take up your cross and follow me.” Today in our series on discipleship in the Gospel of Mark, we take up the cross. We take it up, not just as a topic for a sermon, but we take it up as a way of life. Because in our text, Jesus tells us what being his disciple will be like: “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for...
  • "'Follow Me': The Candidates for Discipleship" (Lenten sermon on Mark 2:13-17)

    03/10/2021 9:14:18 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | March 10, 2021 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “‘Follow Me’: The Candidates for Discipleship” (Mark 2:13-17) We just came out of an election year, in which we had to make choices among all sorts of various candidates. There were many candidates running for many different offices, at local, state, and federal levels. And in the campaign ads, each candidate would tout his or her qualifications for the position they were seeking. Because a candidate for office ought to have certain qualifications. But how does that work when we’re dealing with qualifications for being disciples of Jesus? What qualifications do candidates for discipleship need--what do you need--in order to...
  • Bill Gates and MIT Unveil Quantum Dots to Mark Children

    03/03/2021 6:57:11 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 108 replies
    Armstrong Economics ^ | 10/21/2020 | Martin Armstrong
    Bill Gates and MIT unveil quantum dot technology to mark children’s skin so they can be scanned for vaccine compliance and anything else to be determined later. The MIT researchers have been funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Cancer Institute. This new technology uses nano-crystal dyes called quantum microdots. These patterns of dye contain data that can for now mark that a vaccine has been received into the person’s body.This pattern of dye is embedded under the skin as a vaccine is injected into the human recipient. Therefore, these dots can be injected into the...
  • Big Tech pushes digital ID cards to track vaccinations, shopping, banking activity and more

    02/28/2021 4:38:50 AM PST · by EBH · 54 replies
    LifeSite ^ | 2/25/21 | Mercola
    Story at a Glance: Tech giants with deep ties to the U.S. national security state — Microsoft, Oracle and the MITRE Corporation — have partnered with healthcare companies to create the Vaccination Credential Initiative (VCI) to advance the implementation of digital COVID-19 vaccination records. The initiative is essentially built on a common framework of digital vaccination “wallets” called SMART Health Cards that are meant to “work across organizational and jurisdictional boundaries” as part of a new global vaccination-record infrastructure. SMART Health Cards are expected to include a person’s complete name, gender, birth date, mobile phone number and email address in...
  • "'Follow Me': The Call to Discipleship" (Lenten sermon on Mark 1:14-20)

    02/24/2021 9:39:58 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | February 24, 2021 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “‘Follow Me’: The Call to Discipleship” (Mark 1:14-20) Today we begin a series of four messages based on the four “Follow me” sayings of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark. “Follow me”: In saying those words, Jesus was calling people back then to be his disciples. “Follow me”: Jesus is still saying those words to us today. He is calling us to be his disciples. So hear him now, as Jesus says to each one of us: “Follow Me.” Our first entry in this midweek series has to do precisely with “The Call to Discipleship.” We hear it in our...
  • "In the Wilderness" (Sermon for the First Sunday in Lent, on Mark 1:9-15)

    02/20/2021 3:17:31 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | February 21, 2021 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “In the Wilderness” (Mark 1:9-15)Today is the First Sunday in Lent, and every year on this Sunday the Holy Gospel is an account of Christ’s temptation in the wilderness. This year the reading comes from Mark’s gospel. It’s the shortest, and the most compact and condensed, of the three accounts, but still it has much to speak to us today. So now let’s join our Lord “In the Wilderness.” As I say, this account is very brief, just two verses, as follows: “The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. And he was in the wilderness forty days, being...
  • "Repent and Believe in the Gospel" (Sermon for Ash Wednesday, on Mark 1:1-20)

    02/17/2021 6:58:17 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 37 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | February 17, 2021 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Repent and Believe in the Gospel” (Mark 1:1-20) Today is Ash Wednesday, the first of the forty days of Lent. And while we’re not able to meet in person today, due to adverse travel conditions, we still are able to meet here, online, to meditate on God’s Word. And we’re thankful for that. One thing we’re encouraging our people to do this year for our Lenten devotion is to “Read Mark.” That is, we have recommended a schedule for reading through the Gospel of Mark over the forty days of Lent. The readings average only about seventeen verses a day,...
  • "Christ's Transfiguration and Our Hope of Glory" (Sermon for the Transfiguration of Our Lord, on Mark 9:2-9)

    02/13/2021 8:39:05 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | February 14, 2021 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Christ’s Transfiguration and Our Hope of Glory” (Mark 9:2-9) O wondrous type! O vision fair Of glory that the Church may share, Which Christ upon the mountain shows, Where brighter than the sun He glows! So we just sang, and so we will now hear, under the theme, “Christ’s Transfiguration and Our Hope of Glory.” Our text is the reading from Mark chapter 9. It begins: “And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became radiant, intensely...
  • "The Jesus Vaccine" (Sermon on Mark 1:29-39)

    02/06/2021 5:55:24 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | February 7, 2021 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Jesus Vaccine” (Mark 1:29-39) Have you gotten the vaccine yet? That’s a question that’s been going “viral” lately (yes, pun intended). Have you gotten the vaccine? Everybody’s talking about that, because the vaccine is supposed to protect you from the virus--the Coronavirus, Covid-19. And so, people are lining up at the various vaccination sites in order to get the shot--or two shots, as the case may be. There are a couple of different vaccines available. The two I’ve heard about are the Moderna vaccine and the Pfizer. And so far, the results sound encouraging. The numbers I heard Friday...
  • "Exclamation Mark: Immediately! Authority! Astonished!" (Mark 1:21-28)

    01/30/2021 7:58:33 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 9 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | January 31, 2021 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Exclamation Mark: Immediately! Authority! Astonished!” (Mark 1:21-28) The featured gospel in our lectionary this year is the Gospel according to St. Mark. While all four gospels are telling the same story, the story of Jesus, and all four are inspired by the Holy Spirit, each gospel writer tells the Jesus story in his own individual style. And what all readers notice about the way Mark tells the story is the sense of urgency and action he conveys and how the story moves along. Jesus is thrown into conflict right away. We move from one event to another in rapid fashion....
  • "When Jesus Calls, We Follow" (Sermon on Mark 1:14-20)

    01/23/2021 5:55:08 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 6 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | January 24, 2021 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “When Jesus Calls, We Follow” (Mark 1:14-20) “Hark, the voice of Jesus calling, ‘Who will go and work today?’” Yes, true, Jesus calls us “to work for God’s kingdom and answer his call.” But first things first. Before our Lord calls us to go and work, he first calls us to come and receive. Jesus calls us to repent and believe. He calls us to come and follow him. Then we take up the tasks he gives us. And so our theme this morning: “When Jesus Calls, We Follow.” Our text today is the Holy Gospel from Mark 1. Jesus...
  • "The Baptism with Our Lord" (Sermon for the Baptism of Our Lord, on Mark 1:4-11 and Romans 6:1-11)

    01/09/2021 12:02:15 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | January 10, 2021 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Baptism with Our Lord” (Mark 1:4-11; Romans 6:1-11) Today we celebrate the Baptism of Our Lord. On Wednesday we celebrated the Epiphany of Our Lord. That makes today the First Sunday after the Epiphany. And that means that today, as we do every year on this Sunday, we hear an account of Jesus being baptized, whether from Matthew, Mark, or Luke. This year it’s the account from Mark. And Mark says, “In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.” And you say, “OK, so Jesus got baptized. Why is that...
  • Masks can be Murder

    01/07/2021 3:21:30 PM PST · by lightman · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7 January A.D. 2021 | Lt. Col. Dave Grossman (ret.)
    Wearing masks can create a sense of anonymity for an aggressor, while also dehumanizing the victim. This prevents empathy, empowering violence, and murder... Masks are like a handful of sand in an automobile engine, increasing the “friction” at . . . Every. Single. One. Of these billions of daily contact points. We understand that people will say things online that they would never say face-to-face. Masks create a similar sense of anonymity for the aggressor, empowering interpersonal violence, and hostility across our nation... The face is the window to the soul and covering the face with a mask erodes empathy...
  • "Messengers Marking Out the Messiah" (Sermon for the Second Sunday in Advent, on Mark 1:1-8)

    12/05/2020 10:57:45 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | December 6, 2020 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Messengers Marking Out the Messiah” (Mark 1:1-8) In centuries past, in lands where there were kings, when the king was about to go visit various parts of his realm, messengers would be sent out, heralds, to go ahead to each town and announce the soon arrival of that mighty monarch. “The king is coming! Everybody get ready! The king is on his way!” And the people would know what to do. They would clean up any trash littering their town. If there were potholes in the roads, those would get filled in. Got to have everything in order for the...
  • "Reserved for a King" (Sermon for the First Sunday in Advent, on Mark 11:1-10)

    11/28/2020 1:09:57 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | November 29, 2020 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Reserved for a King” (Mark 11:1-10) Happy New Year! No, I’m not time-traveling ahead to January 1. But it is a new year today. A new church year, that is. Because today is the First Sunday in Advent, and thus the start of a new church year. And every year on the First Sunday in Advent, we have as the Gospel reading an account of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. Which seems a little odd, doesn’t it? Here we are in Advent, the season leading up to Christmas, and we get a reading for the start of Holy...