The theme is Connected, based on Ephesians 4.
I want to look at this theme first in the whole epistle to the Ephesians, which is one of the most coherent letters in the Pauline writings.
We can only understand Chapter 4 correctly in the context of the whole letter and especially of the preceding chapters.
I love this letter to the Ephesians. People have told me that my ministry is a big picture ministry, presenting the whole plan of God in its overall coherence and unity.
Ephesians is very much a big picture letter, though it combines this huge vision with much practical teaching.
What is Maranatha and the vision.
Summer Camp for families and young people from Poland.
There will be 4 tracs:
- for adults
- for teenagers 18-25
- for teenagers 13-17
- for children 6-12
- for children 3-5
Father Peter is the main speaker.
Give talk on Azusa, Rome, and Zion to ecumenical charismatic conference at Sosnowiec.
A recording of the 'Maranatha Teaching Day' with Fr Peter Hocken - Israel and the Unity of the Church.
W ciągu ostatnich dziesięcioleci obserwujemy wzmożone działanie Ducha Świętego na całej ziemi. W różnych częściach świata powstają nowe grupy ludzi, zafascynowanych osobą Jezusa.
Duch Święty rozpala serca wierzących swym potężnym ogniem, odnawia ich i odbudowuje.
Wiemy, że Kościół nie mógłby istnieć, ani tym bardziej realizować zadania, jakie mu powierzył zmartwychwstały Jezus – aby iść i nauczać wszystkie narody, gdyby nie był nieustannie poruszany przez Ducha.
How to prepere for the seccond coming of the Christ.
The hope of the Holy Spirit, the Israle context and the unity of the church as a signgs of the time.
Programm of the Mission:
Program Rekolekcji adwentowych:
- 13.12.2016: HOPE & JOY - JOY: Rejoice in the Lord – always (Phil. 4:4), HOPE: The meaning of Advent
- 14.12.2015: MERCY - Year of Mercy (8.12.2015 to 20.11.2016)
- 15.12.2015: EVANGELIZATION - New Evangelization
- 15.12.2015: MARY - Totally faithful handmaid (servant) of the Lord
- 13.12.2016: NADZIEJA I RADOŚĆ: Zawsze radujcie się w Panu (Flp 4:4), NADZIEJA: Znaczenie Adwentu
- 14.12.2015: MIŁOSIERDZIE - Rok Miłosierdzia (8.12.2015-20.11.2016)
- 15.12.2015: EWANGELIZACJA - Nowa Ewangelizacja
- 16.12.2015: MARYJA - Całkowicie wierną służebnicą Pana
Teaching given in "Szkoła Sług Ducha" in Kraków.
Main subject: Liturgy, Bible, Vatican II and Pope Francis.
Liturgy structures the Church
Is what the Lord is doing through Pope Francis different from the contributions of St John Paul II and Benedict XVI?
How does what Pope Francis is doing and represents relate to the Renewal of the Church called for by St John XXIII and Bl. Paul VI?
The first Pope to have had brotherly relationships with Pentecostal leaders
Trois textes clefs:
- Réunir l’univers entier sous un seul chef, le Christ, ce qui est dans les cieux et ce qui est sur la terre. (Eph. 1:10)
- L’unité du seul Corps du Christ (Messie) s’achève à travers l’incorporation de Gentils en Israël, bâtie sur la fondation des apôtres et prophètes (Eph. 2:11–22)
- Votre vocation vous a appelés à une seule espérance (Eph. 4:4)
A surprise of the Holy Spirit:
- The core-grace or core-reality of the charismatic renewal
- A sovereign grace of God, humanly unplanned, without human founders
- Not a movement like the many ecclesial movements with human founders
Two weekend's teaching on Maranatha Vision
It has been a sovereign act of the Lord.
- was humanly unplanned
- was poured out "on all flesh"
- began in a great variety of ways
- impacted almost all Christian churches
Odnowa w Duchu Świętym:
- po ludzku niezaplanowana
- wylana "na wszelkie ciało"
- rozpoczęła się na wiele różnych sposobów
- wpłynęła prawie na wszystkie kościoły chrześcijańskie
Było i jest to suwerenne działanie Boże.
Duch Święty przygotował w naszych czasach kilka niespodzianek, których nikt się nie spodziewał:
- Ruch zielonoświątkowy i charyzmatyczny
- Transformacja Kościoła Katolickiego
The Holy Spirit prepared for us in our times few surprises that nobody expected:
- Pentecostal and charismatic movement
- Transformation of the Catholic Church
Reconciliation, Unity & Salvation - all three are closely linked. It is impossible to have one without the others.
Sin produces division: in the sinner, in personal relationships, in families, groups, and societies, between nations, and peoples, between humans and the surrounding creation.
This title is one way of describing the journey of renewal in the Catholic Church in modern times.
From a Church largely unaware of a need for renewal (the self-referential church of Pope Francis) to a Church knowing it is constantly in need of deep renewal.
"Christ summons the church, as she goes her pilgrim way, to that continual reformation of which she always has need, insofar as she is a human institution here on earth." (Decree on Ecumenism, para. 6).
Required: "a permanent renewal of the Church in greater fidelity to her vocation; such renewal is the driving-force of the movement toward unity".
Who are the Messianic Jews? What is the Messianic Jewish movement?
For most of the leaders in the movement, these two questions are tied together.
The Messianic Jews are those Jews who believe in Jesus of Nazareth as Messiah of Israel, as Lord and Saviour (or Yeshua as they would say) and gather themselves into congregations of Jewish believers in Yeshua so as to live a corporate life as Jewish disciples of their Messiah.
There are people who call any Jew who believes in Jesus a Messianic Jew. In my opinion, this is not a helpful way of speaking and can cause confusion.
Jewish and Christian faith is inherently a shared faith in covenantal relationships. To call any person of Jewish roots who believes in Jesus a Messianic Jew can also lead to vastly inflated and unrealistic figures of how many Messianic Jews there are.
The Holy Spirit reveals and exalts Jesus! It is only through the Holy Spirit that we can know Jesus.
The Holy Spirit reveals Jesus by giving light on the Word of God, especially:
- through the words of Jesus
- through the Gospels
Duch Święty objawia i wywyższa Jezusa! Tylko przez Ducha Świętego możemy poznać Jezusa.
Duch Święty objawia Jezusa, rzucając światło na Słowo Boże, szczególnie:
- przez słowa Jezusa
- przez Ewangelie
I have chosen this title "Jesus and the Jews: a necessary tragedy?" with a question mark because I want to promote reflection rather than give definitive answers.
I have chosen this topic for two reasons in particular. First, for the last fifty years since Nostra Aetate the priority for the Catholic Church has been establishing relations of trust and friendship with the Jewish community that has suffered so much in the past from our wrong attitudes.
Since the election of Pope Francis, a new era in Catholic – Evangelical relations has opened up.
Francis is the first pope to have had close brotherly relationships with Evangelical and Pentecostal pastors before his election, and the first pope to be accustomed to praying spontaneously with them.
Christian eschatology (belief in the second coming of the Lord in glory; the establishment of the Kingdom of God in its fullness; the judgment; new heavens and new earth) is NOT an Addendum or Appendix to Christian faith!
The Second Vatican Council rehabilitated the deeply traditional concept of the priesthood of all the baptized.
"The baptized, by regeneration and the anointing of the holy Spirit, are consecrated as a spiritual house and a holy priesthood, that through all their Christian activities they may offer spiritual sacrifices and proclaim the marvels of him who has called them out of darkness into his wonderful light (1 Pet 2:4-10).
In this talk I look at the new situation created first by the call of St John Paul II and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI for a New Evangelization
and the radicalization of this call by Pope Francis in his vision for a pastoral and missionary conversion of the whole Church.
We can look at this in two parts:
- the Holy Spirit and Evangelization
- the Holy Spirit and ecumenism in the pastoral and missionary conversion of the Church.
Two talks given at Austin House of Prayer:
- Part 1: Israel
- Part 2: Pope Francis and John 23
Israel doesn’t strike most of us as the heart of our faith. Catholics see this in Israel’s inclusion in the section of the Catechism on Non-Christian Religions (CCC 839).
We don’t generally see what Israel has to do with church renewal. But it’s clear from the scriptures that Israel is not an addendum.
We are faced with the challenge, then, of how to take hold of Israel without "only ever talking about Israel". The "Israel-only" folks miss the bigger picture.