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Jun

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Apologetics vs. Arguments

Titus 3:9-11… When we get into a religious debate, we must remember these words: Avoid foolish arguments, genealogies, rivalries, and quarrels about the law, for they are useless and futile. After a first and second warning, break off contact with a heretic, realizing that such a person is perverted and sinful and stands self-condemned.  -Titus 3:9-11, […]

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Jun

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

1 Corinthians 11:23-26… On the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, we celebrate the gift of the Eucharist: For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over, took bread, and, after he had given thanks, broke […]

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May

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Hebrews 9:1-5

Regulations for Worship… The Jewish regulations for worship were as beautiful as the Mass is today: Now (even) the first covenant had regulations for worship and an earthly sanctuary. For a tabernacle was constructed, the outer one, in which were the lampstand, the table, and the bread of offering; this is called the Holy Place. […]

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May

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Hebrews 8:7-9, 12-13

Why a New Covenant?… After discussing the New Covenant throughout Hebrews, the author tells us exactly why a New Covenant was made: For if that first covenant had been faultless, no place would have been sought for a second one. But he finds fault with them and says: “Behold, the days are coming, says the […]

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May

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Hebrews 8:1-2,5

Reflection of Heaven… At the tabernacle, we see a reflection of heaven: The main point of what has been said is this: we have such a high priest, who has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, a minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle […]

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May

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Hebrews 7:26-28

Christ: The Perfect Sacrifice… Christ did not simply sacrifice His life – He offered the perfect sacrifice: It was fitting that we should have such a high priest: holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners, higher than the heavens. He has no need, as did the high priests, to offer sacrifice day after day, first for […]

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May

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Hebrews 7:23-25

Direct Intercession… Jesus goes beyond making a sacrifice on our behalf: Those priests were many because they were prevented by death from remaining in office, but he, because he remains forever, has a priesthood that does not pass away. Therefore, he is always able to save those who approach God through him, since he lives […]

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May

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Good Soldier of Christ Jesus

2 Timothy 2:3… As we celebrate Memorial Day in the United States, let’s remember those who gave their life for our freedom: Bear your share of hardship along with me like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.  -2 Timothy 2:3, NAB Memorial Day in the United States, for many people, signifies the beginning of summer.  It […]

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May

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

John 16:13-15… On the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, in a reading from the Gospel of St. John, we learn more about the relationship between the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth. He will not speak on his own, but […]

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May

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Hebrews 7:18-22

Jesus: Guarantee of a Better Covenant… Yesterday’s verse taught us that Christ brought a New Covenant, but was it any better? On the one hand, a former commandment is annulled because of its weakness and uselessness, for the law brought nothing to perfection; on the other hand, a better hope is introduced, through which we […]