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  • The Mask of the Beast

    05/27/2020 6:54:15 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | May 27, 2020 | Chris Ferrara
    The Mask of the Beast As the Wuhan Virus “pandemic” wanes all over the world, following the path of all influenza-like illnesses, the globalist Left labors to contrive new justifications for maintaining the pop-up dictatorships that have arisen in every Western nation on the pretext of the virus. The problem is that the dictators in the Kingdom of COVID — virtually all of them on the Left, especially in the United States — are losing their grip on the masses because the people have had quite enough of their nonsensical regimes of arbitrary and inconsistent restrictions on normal life, as...
  • Is Brian Stelter a Deranged Homicidal Pedophile?

    03/26/2019 4:28:40 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 3/25/2019 | Karl Notturno
    Probably not. But how can we really know for sure? After two years of hype by a captivated and deranged media, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged campaign “collusion” with the Russians was completed and the Justice Department’s initial summary of the report was released over the weekend. And surprise! It was a complete dud. And now we will have to listen to the corporate leftist media explain why they weren’t really wrong about anything and how they actually did good journalistic work. CNN’s Stelter noted that while political commentators did repeatedly allege Russian collusion on the “rolling talk...
  • "Stay Awake!" (Sermon for the Last Sunday of the Church Year, on Mark 13:24-37)

    11/23/2018 5:30:14 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | November 25, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Stay Awake!” (Mark 13:24-37) “Stay awake!” No, this is not just the plea of a preacher for his parishioners to keep their eyes open for the next fifteen minutes, while they’re still recovering from their tryptophan food coma from turkey on Thursday. Well, actually, I do want you to stay awake and listen to this sermon, not because it’s Henrickson speaking, but because it’s Christ’s servant delivering God’s word to you, as he is charged to do. Therefore you ought to listen and take God’s word to heart. “Stay awake!” And not just for the next fifteen minutes, but really...
  • "The Widow's Might" (Sermon on Mark 12:38-44)

    11/10/2018 3:33:40 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | November 11, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Widow’s Might” (Mark 12:38-44) Our text today is the story known as “The Widow’s Mite.” It’s the story of a poor widow who goes to the temple and puts into the offering box two “small copper coins,” as our translation has it. But the King James Version had as the equivalent for “small copper coins” the old English word “mites.” “She threw in two mites, which make a farthing,” the King James says. Thus the familiar title for this story, “The Widow’s Mite,” m-i-t-e. But today I want to talk to you more about “The Widow’s Might,” m-i-g-h-t. For...
  • Posting youtube video

    10/24/2018 10:13:33 AM PDT · by Hillbilly sage · 9 replies
    I am technology challenged and just asking for anyone to help. There is a Mark Dice youtube, about 3 minutes that features Obama, Hillary, Chucky and Bill ranting about illegals. It is so well done and should be hitting every conservative blog right now to be shared. Can anyone please help to get this going at least on FR?
  • "An Idolatry of Works and Wealth, and the One Thing Lacking" (Sermon on Mark 10:17-22)

    10/13/2018 8:12:51 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 9 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | October 14, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “An Idolatry of Works and Wealth, and the One Thing Lacking” (Mark 10:17-22) In today’s Gospel we meet a man who ran up to Jesus with great eagerness. At the end, though, he went away with great sadness. What happened in between? Our text today is the story of what this man had and what he didn’t have. What he had was an idol. Actually, it was a twofold idolatry. And what he didn’t have was one essential thing. So now let’s find out what his idolatry was and what the one thing he lacked was. And as we do,...
  • "The Word Is Very Near You" (Sermon on Deuteronomy 30:11-30; Genesis 2:18-25; Mark 10:2-16)

    10/06/2018 8:01:12 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | October 7, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Word Is Very Near You” (Deuteronomy 30:11-30; Genesis 2:18-25; Mark 10:2-16) In the Book of Deuteronomy, Moses is having a review session with the people of Israel. They’re about to enter the promised land of Canaan, and Moses has some things he wants to go over with them. That’s the Book of Deuteronomy in a nutshell. Moses reviews all that the Lord has done to bring them to this point. How he had brought them out of Egypt, out of their bondage there. How he had provided for them during their wilderness journey, in spite of their grumbling and...
  • "From Selfish Ambition to Humble Service" (Sermon on James 3:13 – 4:10 and Mark 9:30-37)

    09/22/2018 5:29:37 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | September 23, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “From Selfish Ambition to Humble Service” (James 3:13 – 4:10; Mark 9:30-37) In this long green season of the church year, the non-festival half of the year, the Epistle reading is not chosen to go along with the theme of the Holy Gospel, as it is in the festival half of the year. Instead, it’s just a straight reading-through of a particular epistle. Thus any correlation between the Epistle and Gospel is merely a coincidence. Well, we have such a coincidence today. The Epistle reading from James and the Gospel reading from Mark do have a common theme. It’s the...
  • "Jesus' Sign Language" (Sermon on Mark 7:31-37)

    09/08/2018 12:59:37 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 6 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | September 9, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Jesus’ Sign Language” (Mark 7:31-37) How do you speak to a deaf man? With sign language, of course. You make the appropriate gestures and actions to communicate the message you want to convey. And that is what Jesus does to communicate with a deaf man who is brought to him. He uses sign language, of sorts, to get his message across. But in so doing, and then in actually healing the man, Jesus is also using sign language to send a message to us. And so now let’s read “Jesus’ Sign Language.” Our text is the Holy Gospel, from Mark...
  • When You Want to Trust but Life Won’t Let You

    08/12/2018 11:59:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Bible Gateway ^ | August 6, 2018 | Craig Groeschel
    “I want to believe God cares about me; I really do,” she told me, wiping tears from under her darkened, bloodshot eyes. Under the harsh fluorescent lights of the hospital corridor, Marci barely resembled the vibrant girl I remembered, that kid I’d watched grow up in our youth group at church. When she was a teenager, Marci was outgoing, fun-loving, and full of life, even as she was growing more and more serious about her faith, coming early to youth group and staying late. No one loved to worship and talk about God more than Marci.Then, in her early 20s,...
  • "A Windstorm on the Lake" (Sermon on Mark 6:45-56)

    07/28/2018 6:57:59 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 6 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | July 29, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “A Windstorm on the Lake” (Mark 6:45-56)It’s a peaceful evening, and you get into the boat, along with a bunch of other people. You start out across the lake, and everything is going fine. Then suddenly a strong wind whips up from out of nowhere, and everything changes. The windstorm is whipping up the waves, and the boat is really struggling to make any progress. In fact, the situation is becoming downright dangerous. The wind is against you. The boat is in serious danger of sinking and taking everyone down with it. Will you make it to shore? It doesn’t...
  • "Daughters Delivered from Death and Disease" (Sermon on Mark 5:21-43)

    06/30/2018 8:03:25 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 17 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | July 1, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Daughters Delivered from Death and Disease” (Mark 5:21-43) Our text today is the Holy Gospel from Mark 6, the account of Jesus healing the woman with the flow of blood and raising Jairus’s daughter from the dead. Today we will look at this text under the theme, “Daughters Delivered from Death and Disease.” “Daughters,” plural. For we see not one but two daughters in this text. One of them is fairly obvious. It’s the young girl we all know as “Jairus’s daughter.” She is the one delivered from death. The other daughter we don’t normally think of as a daughter,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saints Mark and Marcellian, Martyrs (Gueranger)

    06/17/2018 9:02:41 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Simple WE HAVE ALREADY MET with these noble athletes of today’s feast, for on January 20th, when celebrating Saint Sebastian, the brave defender of holy Church, Mark and Marcellian appeared at his side as the noblest conquest won by the sainted head of the prætorian guards. There are other heroes likewise, gained over by his zealous intrepidity, whose names gild the pages of the Martyrology; but these two whose festival we are keeping were the immediate occasion of Sebastian’s leading to God so goodly a troop of valiant Christians. Their conversion prepared Sebastian’s martyrdom by reason of his...
  • "How Does Your Garden Grow?" (Sermon on Mark 4:26-34)

    06/16/2018 4:10:12 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | June 17, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “How Does Your Garden Grow?” (Mark 4:26-34)It’s June, and everything is green. We’re in the growing season, and everywhere you look, you see the signs of growth. It’s green all around. Oh wait, you thought I was talking about outside! No, I’m talking about in here, in the church! It’s growing season now, and everything is green. Look at the green paraments on the altar, on the lectern and the pulpit, and the green banners on the wall. Green is the color of growth, and it’s the primary color for this “Season after Pentecost.” This non-festival half of the church...
  • Mark Levin: Legal precedent is on Trump's side

    05/03/2018 7:18:11 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/3/2018 | Fox News
    May. 03, 2018 - 7:44 - Mark Levin shares advice on 'Hannity' to Trump's legal team as Mueller threatens to subpoena the president.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Mark, Evangelist (Gueranger)

    04/24/2018 9:14:10 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 2 replies
    Red Double of the Second Class THE CYCLE OF holy Mother Church brings before us today the Lion who, together with the Man, the Ox, and the Eagle, stands before the throne of God. It was on this day that Mark ascended from earth to heaven, radiant with his triple aureole of Evangelist, Apostle and Martyr. As the preaching made to Israel had its four great representatives—Isaias, Jeremias, Ezechiel, and Daniel—so, likewise, would God have the New Covenant to be embodies in the four Gospels, which were to make known to the world the life and teachings of his...
  • "He Is Risen: No Fooling!" (Sermon for Easter Day, on Mark 16:1-8)

    03/31/2018 3:36:16 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 5 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 1, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “He Is Risen: No Fooling!” (Mark 16:1-8) Alleluia! Christ is risen! (He is risen indeed! Alleluia!) Yes, it’s true! This is no April Fools’ joke. Jesus really is risen from the dead! Just like he said he would. Just like the angel said he had. But who believed this? Do you believe this? This is no joke. This is the most serious--and yet at the same time, the most joyous--fact in the history of the world. And it is the most important reality for you, when I say, “He Is Risen: No Fooling!” No, this is no prank, this is...
  • "Annunciation, Acclamation, Crucifixion" (Sermon for Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion; Luke, Mark)

    03/24/2018 6:56:22 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | March 25, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Annunciation, Acclamation, Crucifixion” (Luke 1:30-33; Mark 11:1-10; 15:1-39) Today is a day in the church year that goes by two names, “Palm Sunday” and the “Sunday of the Passion.” This is Palm Sunday, the day when our Lord Jesus Christ rode into Jerusalem, and the crowd spread palm branches before him and acclaimed him as their coming king. But today also serves as the Sunday of the Passion, the first day of Holy Week, looking ahead to Christ’s suffering, which will culminate in his crucifixion on Good Friday. The Scripture readings we have had so far in the service today...
  • "Set Free to Serve" (Sermon for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, on Mark 10:32-45)

    03/17/2018 6:37:34 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | March 18, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Set Free to Serve” (Mark 10:32-45) I want to start out our message today with a little quiz. Multiple-choice. Which of these two statements is true: a) “A Christian is a perfectly free lord of all, subject to none,” or b) “A Christian is a perfectly dutiful servant of all, subject to all.” Which one is true? Well, this is a trick question. The correct answer is c) “both of the above.” A Christian is both a perfectly free lord of all and a perfectly dutiful servant of all. It was Martin Luther who set forth these two seemingly contradictory...
  • "Passion Prediction, Passion Production" (Sermon, Second Sunday in Lent; Mark 8, Romans 5)

    02/24/2018 3:39:51 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | February 25, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Passion Prediction, Passion Production” (Mark 8:27-38; Romans 5:1-11) Most of you probably remember a movie a few years back called “The Passion of the Christ.” It was about Jesus’ suffering and death. That’s what the word “Passion’ means in that sense, the things that were done to Jesus, his being betrayed, arrested, beaten, crucified, and killed. Well, our Gospel reading today is about the Passion of the Christ, his suffering. To be more precise, it is a prediction of it--the first prediction of his Passion that Jesus makes. In the gospel narrative, the early ministry of Jesus in Galilee leads...