I. This Month in Church - Lectionary and Sermons
1. Bible Readings (Lectionary), Sermon Notes, etc. for each Sunday in February 2019
week 0 (Saturday Feb 2) - Mayaltho - Presentation of Jesus
week 1 (Sunday, Feb 3) - 4th Sunday After Denho
week 2 (Sunday, Feb 10) - 5th Sunday After Denho
week 2 (Mon-Wed, Feb 11-13) - Nineveh Lent (3 Day Lent)
week 3 (Sunday, Feb 17) - Kohne Sunday (Departed Clergy)
week 4 (Sunday, Feb 24) - Aneede Sunday (Departed Faithful)
II. This Week's Supplement
Mayaltho: Our Savior, God and Man
We confess one and the same individual as perfect God and perfect Man. He
is God the Word Which was flesh.
For if He was not flesh, why was Mary chosen? And if He is not God, whom
does Gabriel call Lord? ...
The Seed of the Woman, and the Seed of the Serpent
This promise was literally fulfilled in the person of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Satan bruised his heel, when he tempted him for forty days together in the
wilderness: he bruised his heel, when he raised up strong persecution
against him during the time of his public ministry: he in an especial manner
bruised his heel, when our Lord complained, that his soul was exceeding
sorrowful, even unto death, and he sweat great drops of blood falling upon
the ground, in the garden....
A Penitent Heart, The Best Gift
St. Paul was an eminent instance of this; he speaks of himself as "the chief of
sinners," and he declareth how God showed mercy unto him. Christ loves to
show mercy unto sinners, and if you repent, he will have mercy upon you. ...
Marks of having Received the Holy Ghost
But fear not, little flock; for notwithstanding your present infant state of
grace, it shall be your father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. The
grace of God, through Jesus Christ, shall deliver you, and give you what you
The word Satan, in its original signification, meant an adversary; and in
its general acceptation, is made use of, to point out to us the chief of the
devils, who, for striving to be as God, was cast down from heaven...
Christians, Temples of the living God
"Ye are the temple of the living God." Words originally directed to the
church of Corinth, but which equally belong to us, and to our children, and
to as many as the Lord our God shall call. ...
The Eternity of Hell-Torments
In the book of the Revelation, it is written, that "the smoke of the
torments of the wicked ascendeth for ever and ever. ...
III. Bible Study: The Sermon on The Mount (Matthew 5:1-12)
Text: Matthew 5:1-12 New King James Version
The Beatitudes - An Introduction
Not only is Jesus the teacher of the Beatitudes, but he is also the perfect
fulfillment of the Beatitudes! We will see that Jesus—his love, the
forgiveness he gained for us by death on the cross, the hope of heaven he
gained for us by his resurrection from dead, his Word, his Sacraments, and
his continuing presence with us today…these things are the heart and soul,
the beginning and the end, the bedrock—the foundation—of the Sermon on the
Heavenly Happiness - Matthew 5
Life is not consumer goods. May God help us to realize that. It is not getting a
lot of consumer goods. Life is personal relationship, first and foremost with
Almighty God, that his face may be turned toward us, and that he looks upon us
with favor and love. And secondarily, life is relationship with one another.
That is what it is all about. ...
The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached
The Sermon on the Mount is the most familiar collected sayings from Jesus and is
recorded in chapters five, six and seven of St. Matthew's Gospel. It is the
Magna Carta of the Christian Faith. Revealing a divine ideal, it is the charter
of the Christian life and the most priceless deposit of religious insight
known to man. ...
The whole of the seven Beatitudes composing this celestial ascent to the
house of the Lord conduct believers to an elevated table-land upon which
they dwell alone, and are not reckoned among the people; their holy
separation from the world brings upon them persecution for righteousness’
sake, but in this they do not lose their happiness, but rather have it
increased to them, and confirmed by the double repetition of the
The New Sinai
We must leave unsettled the question as to the relation between the Sermon
on the Mount and the shorter edition of part of it given by Luke, only
pointing out that in this first part of Matthew’s Gospel we are evidently
presented with general summaries...
The Beatitudes and the Gospel of the Kingdom
The Beatitudes are words of celebration for disciples - people who have been
awakened by the present power of the age to come. And they are words of
invitation for the crowds - the people who come to worship out of tradition
or curiosity or skepticism. And for some, they are words of transformation -
by the power and mercy of God. ...
True Joy vs Temporary Happiness
'What are some of the happiest moments in your life?' When you think back,
when were those times when you were enormously happy? Can you think of such
moments? I can. So can you. I can remember those times of wonderful
Happiness of Sacrifice
Luke records four
beatitudes and four curses, because the word alas is a poetic term that the
translators of Luke put in front of those curses. The translation strictly
speaking should read, “Cursed are you who are rich.” But, we would be a little
uncomfortable with the vocabulary. ...
A Homily on the Beatitudes
For as human ignorance is slow in believing what it does not see, and in
hoping for what it does not know, those who were to be instructed in the
divine lore, needed to be aroused by bodily benefits and visible miracles:
so that they might have no doubt as to the wholesomeness of His teaching
when they actually experienced His benignant power. ...
The Sermon on the Mount is so much at variance with all that our world holds
dear that the world will crucify anyone who tries to live up to its values.
Because Christ preached them, He had to die. Calvary was the price He paid
for the Sermon on the Mount. Only mediocrity survives. ...
Malankara World Bible Study on the Sermon on the Mount
IV. General Weekly Features
Health: First Aid For Heart Attack
If you have a heart attack and there is no one to do a CPR, follow these
5 Habits of Truly Happy Marriages According to a Marriage Expert
Marriage takes work. Everyone knows this. But what many don’t realize is that
they might be working on the wrong things. Or even working on the right things
in the wrong way. ...
Importance of Relationships
What I've learnt over the years is: To Accept Each Others Faults & Choose To
Celebrate Relationships. ...
Ten Things Grandchildren Need to Hear
Getting older brings a clarity to what’s important. While we want our
grandkids to remember their times on Papa’s farm, we want to leave them with
a godly legacy. ...
How The Super Rich Earned Their Money
How do you get richer in an economy that is making most people poorer? ...
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