“Blessed to Be A Blessing” live with Dr. JJ – Manor Road United Church “Blessed to Be A Blessing” live with Dr. JJ – Manor Road United Church

February 28, 2021

“Blessed to Be A Blessing” live with Dr. JJ

Passage: • Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 • Romans 4:13-25 • Mark 8:31-38 or Mark 9:2-9
Service Type:

Second   Sunday in Lent

 “Blessed to Be A Blessing”  , 240 Manor Road East

With The Rev. Dr. John Joseph Mastandrea , the Music of Tom Marcaccini, the Cornerstone Band

Kids @ The Manor/ Youth @ the Manor Allison Marcaccini,

Seniors@ the Manor

www.Manorroadunitedchurch.com

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16Romans 4:13-25  • Mark 8:31-38 or Mark 9:2-9
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We are the Blessing

We meet blessing every day of our lives, in the hidden corners and the centre of the road.

I remember my uncle Joe Mastandrea in Newmarket Hospital, on his death bed from Cancer. Would you like to a prayer

He said yes, I will pray for you

God met Abraham and Sarah in the centre of their road to proclaim, walk before me.

We are invited to walk with God in relationship, as people and the nations of the world, to redeem, to reconcile. We are invited to plant, the promise of divine freedom and to receive and offer divine blessing.

Abraham and Sarah stood, come here and go away with grace. A window  to divine love and faith opened to faithfulness and restitution to declare in the barren valley the fertile crossroad.

I will bless you to be a blessing. To be the covenant and commandment, in Israel and the world.

I will bind you in history to restore humanity, with your ancestors and descendant to bring justice.

The particular justice to deal with humanity by the mighty hand and outstretched arm, to acknowledge the blameless gift, to be the numerous peace of deliverance and hope.

Paul proclaims the promise of Abraham is the hope that rests on grace.

The traditons, the gift for the Children of Abraham is the promise of God for all the nations.

Jesus, the child of Abraham and Sarah, began to teach. In the question and answer the hinge marking life today and the urgency to heal the diseased, disable and the troubled people.

He fed, walked, stood up to criticism, reached out. “Who do you say that I am?”

For those who lose their life will save it.

Peter’s rebuke is human thought, power and might, of the crown of the person. Deny self, take up the cross, confront the Romans be a disciple speak messiah. God with us now, the kingdom of heaven planted in our heart today

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