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What does it meand to be Missional?

What Does It Mean to Be Missional? This question does not end with a grammatical word , but that does not matter. Myself and others are trying to let you know that worshiping the Lord does not start and end with service on Sunday. Service to the Lord YHVH is a 24-7 job. Serving the Lord YHWH isn't hard, it's easy if you're a "born again" Christian with a made-up mind to serve the Lord. Serving God YHVH is the purpose of being a bond servant; everything that you do should show Christ Jesus in you. When you earnestly repented and accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord, King and Savior, immediately the Holy Spirit of God comes and indwells in you; you then become sons and daughters, Ambassadors, bond servants and His sheep. As the video says in its own word "Missional," I say to you, be "Missional" in your work for the Lord. - Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy Prayer: Heavenly Father, bless those that are Your sheep, and those that are secular. May those Chris…

NEAR TO THE HEART OF GOD

September 18


NEAR TO THE HEART OF GOD
Words and Music by Cleland B. McAfee, 1866–1944
When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy. (Psalm 94:19)
O Thou who dry’st the mourner’s tears! How dark this world would be,
If, when deceived and wounded here, we could not fly to Thee.
—Thomas Moore
Life is often filled with unexpected problems or crises. Unrest and despair will darken the way of even the strongest saint. Yet the Christian—because of the refuge he has in God—should strive to maintain composure and stability in spite of stress and difficulties. We cannot escape the pressures and dark shadows in our lives; but they can be faced with a spiritual strength that our Lord provides. As we are held securely “near to the heart of God,” we find the rest, the comfort, the joy and peace that only Jesus our Redeemer can give. Because of this, we can live every day with an inner calm and courage.
This is the message that Cleland McAfee expressed in this consoling hymn …

O WORSHIP THE KING

September 12


O WORSHIP THE KING
Robert Grant, 1779–1838
Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises. For God is the King of all the earth; sing to Him a psalm of praise. (Psalm 47:6, 7)
The word worship is a contraction of an old expression in the English language, woerth-scipe, denoting the giving of reverent praise to an object of superlative worth. True worship, then, is an act by a redeemed man, the creature, toward God, his Creator, whereby his will, intellect, and emotions gratefully respond to the revelation of God’s person expressed in the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, as the Holy Spirit illuminates the written word to his heart.
The author of this text, Robert Grant, described himself and all of us as “frail children of dust, and feeble as frail,” even though he was a member of a distinguished British political family, a member of the Parliament of Scotland, and governor of Bombay, India, for a time. Throughout his entire life, Grant was a dev…

Catholic Lectionary

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 | MEMORIAL
SAINT JOHN CHRYSOSTOM, BISHOP AND DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH
YEARS 1 & 2



From Tuesday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time
First Reading 1 Timothy 3:1–13
Response Psalm 101:2
Psalm Psalm 101:1b–3b, 5–6
Gospel Acclamation Luke 7:16
Gospel Luke 7:11–17


Or from the Proper of Saints
First Reading Ephesians 4:1–7, 11–13
Response Psalm 40:8a, 9a
Psalm Psalm 40:2, 4, 7–11
Gospel Acclamation Text
Gospel Mark 4:1–10, 13–20 or Mark 4:1–9



Catholic Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).