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  • 00:31

    Sacred Sunday~Romans 15/Love One Another

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    Good morning! Today we are reading Romans Chapter 15.


    Really, Paul just wants all the Romans to live in harmony together and glorify God together without worrying about their differences. Remember, Christ is with the Jewish-Christians and the Gentile-Christians, too. So let's all play nice. Paul actually has a good feeling about the Romans. He knows they're upstanding people who are knowledgeable and can help each other do what's right by God. He's only written to them to tell them all this and to give them advice because of his special relationship with God. What can we say. The Big Guy loves helping Paul write all his correspondence. Not that's he's bragging or anything. Paul would only ever brag about all the good things that God has done through him. So modest. For example, Paul has won tons of converts through the entire Roman Empire, but that's all God's doing. He made that happen. Paul's not usually in the business of preaching about Jesus where people already know him. He also doesn't usually come into a church community he didn't found, like the one in Rome, and start handing out advice. No, never. That's why he hasn't been to see the Roman Christians in person yet. He's been meaning to, but there are just so many non-believers who need to hear the good news first hand. Paul's got a busy schedule. But now he's fresh out of non-believers to convert in the area, so he's going to head over to Rome soon and stay a while on his way to preach the gospel in Spain. Oh, bull fighting? Not, quite. Before that, Paul has got to make a quick pit stop in Jerusalem. The folks in Macedonia and Achaia have taken up a nice collection for the poor there and he's gonna drop off the money. Mission possible! Special thanks to www.shmoop.com.

  • 00:29

    Sacred Sunday~I Corinthians, Chapter 2/What of Human Wisdom?

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    Happy Mother's Day! Especially to our Sacred Blessed Mother Mary. Today we are reading I Corinthians, Chapter 2.



    Paul tells us that when he came to Corinth, he wasn't some smart, smooth-talking guy.
    Actually, he was kind of weak and afraid and all-around pathetic. We're not sure Paul is giving himself enough credit here.
    The point is that Paul didn't try to appeal to them using human wisdom. He let himself be filled with the spirit and power of God. And who needs coherent sentences when you've got that?
    So the Corinthians learned about God not because Paul reasoned and argued them into believing it, but because they felt God through him.
    Nice humble brag, Paul.


    In the Know



    Besides, Christians don't need human wisdom. They have God's wisdom. It's waaaaay better, apparently.
    Just look at the people who run this world, Paul says. They're supposed to be "wise" and yet they put Jesus to death. Not such a smart move, guys.
    But Christians have the Spirit of God in them.
    That means they don't speak in terms that the rest of the world understands (Paul is probably referring to the practice of speaking in tongues, which can be pretty tough to understand).
    People who aren't living in the Spirit don't get this stuff. It just seems stupid or wrong to them.
    But, those who are in the Spirit know this stuff is right and from God. They don't answer to anyone or anything.
    They say that no one can know what God's thinking. But people in the Spirit do. They understand the mind of Christ. Whoa. Sounds like a pretty big responsibility. Thanks www.shmoop.com

  • 00:36

    Sacred Sunday~Romans 14/Judge Not of What Food They Partake!

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    Good Morning! Happy Easter to all the Orthodox Christians!  Christos Anesti! We are reading Romans Chapter 14.


    There's more from our favorite lecturer…Paul! If people don't have a strong faith, then by all means, invite them over. But don't do it just so you can start a huge argument with them. Sounds like Paul has been to a Thanksgiving dinner or two. For example, some Christians will eat anything at all, even foods that other Christians consider unholy (like non-kosher foods or anything that's been sacrificed to the Roman gods). But it's silly to make a big deal about what other people are eating. God is totally fine with all these eating practices and you should be, too. The same problem happens with days of the week. Some people think one day is the best day to honor God, while other people don't care. So it's all fine. Eat what you're gonna eat, honor God when you're gonna honor him. It's really all okay. Look, it's not about us, Paul says. Jesus died and rose again. Do you really think he cares about who's right when it comes to what food you're eating? He's got bigger fish to fry. So there's no reason to be passing judgment on each other because everyone is going to have to answer to Jesus one day. Yeah, let him sort it out. Paul doesn't personally think that there are foods that should be put on the "Do Not Eat" list, but he won't fret if other Christians do. Just trust in God. If you think God wants you to lay off the booze, then do it. If you think God is fine with you firing up some pork chops, then by all means. But really, guys, Paul tells them. Let's not destroy the kingdom of God over a couple slices of bacon. Okay? Thank you www.shmoop.com

  • 01:33

    SACRED WOMAN CHAT- Sisterly love

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    I love you my sisters, my extention of the Divine family. Let's chat like the Groit (Ancient Khemetic Storyteller) share loving stories of love truth and courage. Lets love on each other through the pain we grew up with . Lets purge together and heal one another!! Lets bring the luggage we have been carring all these years and leave it in the circle to burn. Burn away the tears and fears opening the Gateways into out Sacred Freedom!!!

  • 02:01

    Sacred Woman Book Read Chapter 13 Gateway 8 Sacred Union

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    Sacred union eliminates toxic, dysfunctional relationships that destroy life, and creates and supports cleansed honest, and harmonious that energizes ones life. Fullfilling, healthy relationships are the result of establishingSacred Union. Gateway8: Sacred Unionwill help you eliminateall blockages that preventSacred Union: heart conditions, drug and/ or alcohol abuse , ulcers, fear, anger. Spiritual exercises of ascension are are to be performed daily for 7 days, the number of the spirit. This will awaken your inner Gateways of Divinity so that you may blossom to your sacred center.


     


    Join us for the continuation of this discussion


     

  • 02:07

    Sacred Woman Book Read Chapter 13 Gateway 8 Sacred Union

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    Sacred union eliminates toxic, dysfunctional relationships that destroy life, and creates and supports cleansed honest, and harmonious that energizes ones life. Fullfilling, healthy relationships are the result of establishingSacred Union. Gateway8: Sacred Unionwill help you eliminateall blockages that preventSacred Union: heart conditions, drug and/ or alcohol abuse , ulcers, fear, anger. Spiritual exercises of ascension are are to be performed daily for 7 days, the number of the spirit. This will awaken your inner Gateways of Divinity so that you may blossom to your sacred center.

  • 00:29

    Sacred Sunday~I Corinthians Chapter 4/Fools For Christ

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    Paul of Tarsus: Professional House Sitter

    The apostles are like house sitters taking care of God's place while he's temporarily out of town. Sure, you have to check the references for your house sitter, but other than that, you're good. And Paul's references—namely Jesus—are pretty ironclad. That's why the Corinthians shouldn't judge his work against the work of others. God has already vouched for him. It's not like Paul is never going to face judgment—but that, friends, is up to God himself. In short: don't do God's job for him, Corinthians. But then again, Paul tells them, maybe it's cool for you guys to judge in God's place because you're so amazing. Sarcasm alert! After all, the Corinthians are the greatest, right? They're rich as kings! They have power and wisdom and strength and everyone loves them! They're the best! (Not.) And the poor apostles—like Paul—are just poor and weak and hungry and thirsty and homeless and beaten and weary and… okay, we get it Paul.


    Daddy Dearest

    Look, Paul says, sarcastic comments aside, he's not trying to be a jerk. He doesn't want to embarrass the Corinthians or make them feel bad. Um, okay… He's kind of acting like their dad. Um, Paul, isn't that God's metaphor? Paul watches over them along with Jesus like a father. So do as he says, kids. Paul tells them that he's sending Timothy to Corinth so that he can remind the little children of the church how they should be acting. And if Paul doesn't hear a good report… well, then, he is going to have to come down there, young church! And he might be bringing his belt with him. Run, kids! Thanks to www.shmoop.com

  • 01:32

    Sacred Woman Book Read Chapter 11 Gateway 6 Sacred Healing

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    Sacred Healing helps you release the notion that someone other than yourself will heal you. Once you go through this Gateway, you will gain the confidence and the knowledge to Heal Thyself and your family in body, mind, and spirit.
    The Sacred Healing Guardian Sekhmet calls us into the fires of transformation by activating and unleashing our innate healing powers. Through the use of hands-on healing, elemental forces, and the intuitive arts, Sacred Healing teaches us how to purify, elevate, and transform in body, mind, and spirit.
    Gateway 6: Sacred Healing will eliminate blockages, such as those leading to anemia, inflammation, fatigue, circulatory problems, overall physical debilitation, fevers, high blood pressure, premature aging, and cancer.
    Spiritual exercises of ascension are to be performed daily for seven days, the number for the Spirit. This will awaken your inner Gateways of Divinity so that you may blossom into your full sacred center.

  • 01:35

    Sacred Woman - let's chat

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    continuing our chat in review of the book and how it relates to our journey. Sharing stories of inspiration love laughter and truth!

  • 00:32

    Sacred Sunday~I Corinthians Chapter 3/Babies Milk!

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    Welcome! Today we are reading I Corinthians Chapter 3.


    Wondering just who knows all about this in the Spirit stuff? Paul explains that when he came to the Corinthians, he couldn't speak to them like people in the Spirit because they weren't. They were like little babies who weren't ready to eat their mashed peas. Waaaaaah! Bad news though: they're still just sitting there like tiny babies crying in their high chairs. They're living in the flesh, not living in the Spirit. It just means that as long as they keep arguing about whom to follow, they're acting like boring old human beings and not like people who have been transformed by the Spirit of Christ.  They're all serving the same God. Paul might have been the one who planted the seeds, then Apollos stepped in to water them, but it was God who made the plant grow. Paul laid the foundation and Apollos took over the building process after he left. The builder gets to build however he wants, but he still has to fit his little house to the foundation. They do need to be building on that spiritual foundation that Paul left. It's that or the fire is really gonna get you.  Paul tells them, you guys are God's temples because God's Spirit is in all of you.  Well, for starters, you shouldn't be destroying God's handiwork. If you do, the Almighty is gonna get you. Please don't lie to yourselves. Don't try to raise yourselves up and be smarter than everyone else. Instead, the Corinthians should want to be stupid.  Well, God has a hard time reaching people who think they know everything, but stupid people? They're like a blank slate that God can write his name on. We're guessing after he writes it he draws little hearts around it. So again, don't brag about who you're following—Paul or Apollos or Cephas. Everyone belongs to God in the end. Thanks to shmoop

  • 00:30

    Sacred Sunday~Romans 16/Farewell Romans!

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    Today we read the last Chapter in Romans. Romans 16.



    The last bit of the letter consists of some shout outs to Paul's friends in Rome. Talk about name-dropping.
    There are about twenty-six names in all, but we'll just hit a few of the biggies:
    He first mentions a woman named Phoebe who Paul calls a "deacon." She's probably the person who is carrying his letter from Corinth to Rome.
    There's a married couple—Prisca and Aquilla—who have stuck their necks out for Paul lots of times.
    And Andronicus and Junia, a Jewish couple who were in prison with Paul and whom he calls "prominent among the apostles."
    Then Paul takes a break from his "hellos" to drop in a warning: watch out for false prophets. They don't follow Christ and they're only out for themselves. They're pretty good at tricking people into following them, though. So—eternal vigilance!
    Back to greetings! Paul puts in a few hiyas from the folks in Corinth. Timothy, Lucius, Jason, Sosipater, Tertius, Gaius, Erastus, and Quartus all say hello.
    Lastly, Paul gives one final shout out to God. He brings strength to all Christians through the good news of Jesus Christ.He has revealed a super-secret mystery to us so that now everyone—Jew and Gentile—can share in his Godly goodness.
    Amen and done! A big thank you to those at www.shmoops.com!