Anointing of Jesus

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    away 2008. Nearing the end of his career in 2003, Bruce revisited collages from his earlier works and with the help of digital technology, he translated them into tapestries (Frieling and Garrels 12). One of these resulting pieces is Mary Anointing Jesus with the Precious Oils of Spikenard. The piece was first imagined in 1987 and then recreated with the assistance of Donald Farnsworth in 2003. Currently it is on display in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Arts which I had a chance to visit recently. Out of the countless artworks…

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    Anointing Oil and the False Prophets Jesus Christ did not attach any significance to anointing oil. Thus, it is improper for pastors and prophets to exaggerate the use of anointing oil. Many false men of God are selling anointing oil in an exorbitant price with the claims that it can deliver the buyer from spiritual attacks. The false prophets claim that the conjured anointing oil can give the users miraculous healing and prosperity. Please, don’t allow the challenge of life to lure you into the…

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    Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments "The Sacraments are not mere appearances, they are not rituals; they are the power of Christ; Jesus Christ is present in the Sacraments”(Francis). The Seven Sacraments are Baptism, Confirmation, the Eucharist, Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Matrimony, and Holy Orders. Pope Francis shows that the seven sacraments are more than just words, they are actions that as Catholics we must execute. Pope Francis exhibits how they are more than observations;…

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    that brought the deaf man to Jesus “begged him to lay his hand on him” (Mark 7:32) because they had such strong faith in Jesus and all the great things that he is capable of doing, and they wanted him to apply those powers in an effort to heal the man. From this story, we should learn that maintaining our faith in God is very important. Many people say they are Catholic and believe in God, but they only call to him when they are in need of something, and never to thank him for all that he does.…

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    recording of the preaching of Peter and because he was not an eyewitness of Jesus.…

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    Jesus’ response was that anyone that does God’s will is his brother or sister or mother. Again, Luke goes into more detail explaining the circumstances surrounding the reason Jesus said this. Mark describes Jesus mother and brethren calling for him. Coupled with Mark explaining that Jesus said that anyone who does the will of the God is his brother. Both gospels agree on those facts, by contrast Luke adds one small detail that makes all the difference. Luke describes Jesus saying “my brethren…

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    The word Catholic, means Universal and the words “ The Catholic Church” is found for the first time in the letter of St. Ignatius to the symyrnaeans. Catholics believe that Jesus is the Son of God, the second Person of the Blessed Trinity, who became one of us to free us from the sin, and to bring us the fullness of God’s revelation. Jesus Christ is the Messiah, God’s anointed one, and the savior of the world. They initiated into the Catholic Church through the sacraments of initiation: Baptism,…

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    Jesus performed many healings and deliverances during his ministry and all were miraculous. Down through the centuries, the church has followed Jesus’s example performing the same miraculous healings. However, it has not been consistent, but has ebbed and flowed. In recent years, many high profile preacher/ evangelists healing ministries have caused division in the church. Whether right or wrong, the perceived “theatrics” caused churches to distance themselves from the healing gifts. The current…

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    point of entry into the Christian Church, baptism is seen as rite of initiation in Christianity. The word Baptism comes from the Greek word ‘Baptein’ which means anointing, washing, cleansing or immersing. Baptism is considered a ‘sacrament’ because it is a visible sign of inner grace, a sign of entry into the Christian Church, cleansing from sin, and rising to new life. Baptism is the first foundational sacrament that includes believers into the Christian Church. The believer is immersed in…

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    means that a person may not only be called to preach but also to be an apostle as well. Followers of Christ need to remember not to let themselves be absorbed with the titles that they hold, but to be servants to all like Jesus. Jesus is the prime example of the fivefold ministry. Apostle is a word…

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