6Gospel reading mrs. sosnowski MATTHEW – CHAPTER 6
7Response: Glory to you, O Lord. “Don’t do good things just so people will see you. If you do, God your Father won’t do good things for you” said Jesus. “Don’t show off when you give. Some people give so that other people will say good things about them.The truth is, that’s all the good that will come to them.
8“Give to the poor,” said Jesus “Give to the poor,” said Jesus. “Don’t tell your left hand what your right hand does. That way, it will be a secret. Your Father sees things that are done in secret. So he will do good things for you.
9“What about praying. ” said Jesus “What about praying?” said Jesus. “Don’t pray just so others will see you. Some people do that. The truth is; being seen is all the good that will come to them.
10“Go to your room when you pray,” said Jesus. “Close the door “Go to your room when you pray,” said Jesus. “Close the door. Then pray to the Father you can’t see.
11Your Father sees everything you do in secret Your Father sees everything you do in secret. He will do good things for you.
12“Don’t just chatter away when you pray,” said Jesus “Don’t just chatter away when you pray,” said Jesus. “People who don’t believe in the true God do that. They think their god hears them if they use lots of words. Don’t be like them.
13Your Father knows what you need even before you ask. “This is how you should pray,” said Jesus.
14Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. No Scriptural follow through: No mention of this prayer in Acts or in the Epistles, so there is no reason to believe that they took this prayer literally and repeated it in the early church.
15Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Refers to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Cf. Isa 61:2.
16Give us this day our daily bread. Like a Hebrew thanksgiving, bread can be ascribed to the manna or the Bread of Life. The primary point being the thanksgiving for the sustenance at hand.
17And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Your forgiveness is not conditional upon forgiving someone else. You are forgiven because Jesus Christ paid for your debts. Because you are forgiven you should forgive (Cf. Eph 4:32; Col 3:13). [70x7 is how many times God forgave Israel, 70x7 is also link to Dan 9.]Jewish teaching regarded sins as “debts” before God; the same Aramaic word could be used for both. Biblical law required the periodic forgiveness of monetary debtors (in the seventh and fiftieth years), so the illustration of forgiving debts would have been a graphic one.Our Lord Jesus could not pray this—He had no sin to be forgiven.
18And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.This word lead gives us the wrong impression because James says God does not tempt any man. “Temptation”.“evil” = evil one. The source of those trials. The last part is not found in some of the manuscripts.
19“Forgive other people when they treat you badly,” said Jesus. “Then God your Father will forgive you too. What if you don’t forgive other people? Then your Father won’t forgive you.
20The Gospel of the Lord.Response:Praise to you, LordJesus Christ.
21REFLECTION MRS. DESMARAIS WHAT CAN WE DO TO CHANGE OUR HEARTS?
22What did the first reading tell us we should do? TRY TO PLEASE JESUSBE PROUD OF WHAT IS IN OUR HEARTYOU CAN DO THIS BY DOING AND THINKING GOOD THINGS
23Matthew’s Gospel talks about secrets. WHAT ARE GOOD SECRETS? SECRETS IN OUR HEARTTHAT WE SHARE ONLY WITH GODAND ARE ONLY TO DO GOOD THINGS
24NOW FOR YOUR LENTEN CHALLENGE AS A CLASS, YOU WILL DECIDEONE WAY YOU WILL CHANGE YOUR HEARTS TOGETHER!
28CHANGE YOUR HEART AND BELIEVE IN THE GOOD NEWS. RECEIVE THE ASHESCHANGE YOUR HEART AND BELIEVE IN THE GOOD NEWS.
29PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION RESPONSE: OPEN YOUR HEARTS AND RECEIVE GOD’S LOVE.Response: Amen(One student from each class will offer a prayer)
30NOW WE WILL PRAY THE PRAYER JESUS TAUGHT US. OUR FATHER…
31Jesus, bless us during this season of Lent. In the name of the Father, CLOSING BLESSINGJesus, bless us during this season of Lent.In the name of the Father,and of the Son,and of the Holy SpiritAmen.
32CLOSING SONG OUT OF ASHES FIRE IN THE FOREST LEAVES US ASHES.ASHES LIE SMOKING ON THE GROUND.ALL THE OLD AND DEAD WOOD LIES IN ASHES.BUT DON’T BE SAD, DON’T LET IT BRING YOU DOWN.
33FOR IN THE ASHES NEW SEEDS ARE SOWN. FROM THE ASHES NEW LIFE WILL GROW.LEAVE THE PAST IN ASHES.LET THE OLD THINGS GIVE WAY.START A FRESH NEW LIFE RIGHT HERE TODAY,IN THE ASHES, FROM THE ASHES, OUT OF ASHES.
34NOW WE LEAVE OUR FAILINGS FAR BEHIND US, LEAVE THEM IN THE FOREST FIRE TO BURN.ALL THAT’S LEFT BEHIND IS COLD GREY ASHES,AND IN THE ASHES NOW TO GOD WE TURN.
35THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN OUR LITURGY! GOD BLESS