Presentation on theme: "Preparing for the Pascha Week. “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!” (Mark 11:9) Next day Jesus went into the temple in Jerusalem. What."— Presentation transcript:
Preparing for the Pascha Week
“Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!” (Mark 11:9) Next day Jesus went into the temple in Jerusalem. What did he see?
17 Then He taught, saying to them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations’? But you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’” (Mark 11:17)
What you should do and should not do
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO WHAT YOU SHOULD NOT DO
a) Jerusalem, Israel b) Athen, Greece c) Cairo, Egypt d) Ottawa, Ontario e) None of the above
16 Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 17 If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.
What is Holy Communion? It is Body and Blood of our LORD Jesus Christ We are temple of God and our hearts are the holy of the holies
Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. (1 Timothy 4:12)
19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. (1 COR 6:19-20)
The body belongs to God, and everything is relevant to the spiritual life. Therefore, dealing with sin means controlling our bodies. This is why we fast from foods as the first discipline of the fast, which also includes prayer and charitable giving.
19 For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice. (Romans 7:19) 23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. 24 O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25 I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord! (Romans 7:23-25)
When He comes into your heart, does He find a place that is a mess or clean? Do you have dirty laundry? … Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me…
Psalms 26:2-3 2 Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; Try my mind and my heart. 3 For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes, And I have walked in Your truth. Alleluia