Season of Signs
Outline of Season of Signs
Signs of the kingdom that manifest
Trinity Sunday Matthew 28:16-20 Great commission by Jesus to 11(go beyond doubt) : to make disciples and baptize in the name of the Father Son and Holy Spirit
Revelation of the Trinity—difficult to comprehend but easy to call upon in the prayer at baptism—is a sign of the kingdom.
Sign of the Cross/sign of Trinity. Sign of baptism. Sign of commission.
Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ
Mark 14:12-16, 22-26 Passover: “This is my Body”, “This is my blood of the covenant”; a sign of the kingdom; so is the lifeline of the Body and Blood of Jesus—this, for all eternity, brings unity between the Father and his children. Real presence; reconnection; blood is a sign of covenant
12th Sunday, Mark 4:35-41 Calming of the storm; Jesus asleep; rebuked the wind, said to the sea “be still/quiet!”
A sign of the kingdom: power over nature by speaking to it
13th Sunday in Ordinary, Mark 5:21-43 Jairus’ daughter raised from the dead; woman with hemorrhage touches Jesus
A sign of the kingdom: raising the dead; healing the chronic by desiring touch
Look outside the Gospel signs [evidence] pull forth the signs and wonders offered by Paul, Peter and the prophets of old.
Each manifestation builds faith. Faith then builds Hope and trust. All lead to the comprehension of God’s love—the goal.
Trinity Sunday, Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40 Signs & wonders, How great is our God! Taking the nation of Israel for Himself
Romans 8:14-17 “Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit” that we are the adopted children of God “Those led by the Spirit are sons of God”
Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, lifeline blood connection
As you recognize the love between the Father and the son and the Holy Spirit– you can better understand that the Holy Spirit brings the unity of worshipers, of followers of Christ, with God.
12th Sunday in Ordinary, 2 Corinthians 5:14-17 “That those who live might no longer live for themselves but for Him” Christ died for all; is now a new creation; live for him; “old things have passed away; behold, new things have come”
13th Sunday in Ordinary, 2 Corinthians 8:7, 9, 13-15 our abundance supplies their needs; not be burdened to relieve others, tithing
References and Resources for Season of Signs
New American Bible (NAB) readings are referenced from the Lectionary for Mass, for use in the dioceses of the United States of America, second typical edition ©1997, 1970 by the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C. [see link]Matthew 28:19-20a Great commission by Jesus to 11 to make disciples and baptize in the name of the Father Son and Holy SpiritJohn 14:16-17a “I will ask the Father and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you always, the Spirit of truth” “We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets.” Nicene CreedMark 14: 16, 22-24 Passover: This is my Body, This is my blood of the covenant
“That You might see and love in us what You see and love in Christ.” Eucharistic Prayer Sunday Ordinary Time Eucharistic Prayer # 7
http://www.ewtn.com/expert/answers/eucharistic_prayers.htm, May 27, 2009 “At the present time there are 13 Eucharistic Prayers approved by Rome for use in the United States. In the Sacramentary (altar missal) there are nine (9) Eucharistic Prayers. These include: 4 universal Eucharistic Prayers (the Roman Canon and 3 others), 3 Eucharistic Prayers for Masses with Children, 2 Eucharistic Prayers for Masses of Reconciliation” Mark 4:35-41,12th Sunday of Ordinary Time, the story of Jesus in the boat calming the storm.
Mark 4 39b ““Quiet! Be still! The wind ceased and there was great calm.”
Mark 5:21-43, 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jairus’ daughter raised from the dead; woman with hemorrhage touches Jesus
Mark 5:41 “spoke “Talitha koum” which means “Little girl, arise!”
Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40 Signs & wonders, How great is our God! Taking the nation of Israel for Himself
Deuteronomy 4:9 Fix it in your hearts. Remember these things. “9 “However, take care and be earnestly on your guard not to forget the things which your own eyes have seen, nor let them slip from your memory as long as you live, but teach them to your children and to your children’s children.”
“Do you want miracles? They are easy. What is hard is to get people to accept/believe them.” Of the Lord Journal. Patti Brunner 5/18/1998
Mark 6: “4 Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and among his own kin and in his own house.” 5 So he was not able to perform any mighty deed there, apart from curing a few sick people by laying his hands on them. 6a He was amazed at their lack of faith”
Romans 8:16 “Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit” that we are the adopted children of God.
Aletheia is the Greek word for “truth”, and like the English word implies sincerity as well as factuality or reality. wikipedia.org/wiki/Aletheia Mar 4, 2009
letho-, leth- + (Greek > Latin: lie hidden, secret; forgetfulness, forget, inactive through forgetfulness; also sleepy, drowsy, dull, sluggish) http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/1176. May 21, 2009
2 Corinthians 5:15 “He indeed died for all, so that those that live might not longer live for themselves but for Him who for their sake died and was raised.”
2 Corinthians 8: 9b, 13-14 “for your sake he became poor although he was rich, so that by his poverty you might become rich.” “not that others should have relief while you are burdened, but that as a matter of equality 14 your surplus at the present time should supply their needs, so that their surplus may also supply your needs, that there may be equality.”
Liturgical Scripture Readings for Season of Signs
Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40 Signs & wonders, How great is our God! Taking the nation of Israel for HimselfRomans 8:14-17 Spirit bears witness that we are the adopted children of God Matthew 28:16-20 Great commission by Jesus to 11(go beyond doubt) : to make disciples and baptize in the name of the Father Son and Holy Spirit
Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ
Exodus 24:3-8 Formal blood covenant between God & the people. “We will”Hebrews 9:11-15 New blood covenant. Jesus High PriestMark 14:12-16, 22-26 Passover: This is my Body, This is my blood of the covenant
12th Sunday in Ordinary
Job 38:1, 8-11 God’s response to Job, setting the limit on his suffering “calming the waves”
2 Corinthians 5:14-17 Christ died for all; is now a new creation; live for him; new things have come
Mark 4:35-41 Calming of the storm; Jesus asleep; rebuked the wind, said to the sea “be still/quiet!”
13th Sunday in Ordinary
Wisdom 1:13-15, 2:23-24 God did not make death; God formed man wholesome & imperishable; death came through envy (devil’s sin)
2 Corinthians 8:7, 9, 13-15 our abundance supplies their needs; not be burdened to relieve others; excel in this
Mark 5:21-43 Jairus’ daughter raised from the dead; woman with hemorrhage touches Jesus