February 12, 2017, 6th Sunday After Epiphany, Yr. A
Theme: “Built Up In Christ’s Higher Way”
Homily by Bp. Ariel Santos

“Encourage, edify, stay, accept, embrace and love each other – Christ’s higher way”

Deuteronomy 30:15-20

1 Corinthians 2:6-10

Psalm 119:1-8;16-18

Matthew 5:21-26 – “We are to love our brothers, even our enemies.”

“Prayer should be 95% downloading and 5% uploading.”

“When God speaks, the focus should not be on His mouthpiece but on His message.”

1 Corinthians 2:6,8 – we speak a wisdom that is not of this age nor its rulers, they don’t understand.

1 Corinthians 2:12-16 – a natural man does not have (yield to) HS.

“Things of God are foolishness to him, he can’t understand them.”

1 Corinthians 1:30 – by His doing we are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption.

Philippians 3:12-16 – not that we fully understand but we yield and so grow.

Psalm 40 – God’s goodness is always there but sin disables man from seeing.

Matthew 7:3-5 – remove what obstructs sight, vision.

Holy – set apart for exclusive use; not necessarily special or more important.

James 1:20 – anger of man doesn’t achieve the righteousness of God.

2 Corinthians 5 – all these things are from God, when we judge, we judge His work.

Ephesians 2:10 – we are His workmanship.

Edify – Romans 15:2; 1 Corinthians 14:12, 26b; Ephesians 4:29