Archive for December, 2011

Wednesday of the Fourth Sunday in Advent – Revelation 21:9-27

ShareRevelation 21:9-27 I love playing the word association game.  If someone says “Light,” then I might say “Dark.”  If they say “Black,” I might say “White.”  Actually, knowing me, I’ll go out of my way to find something to say other than the obvious.  If you said “White,” I’d be more likely to say something […]

December 20, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of the Fourth Sunday in Advent – Revelation 21:1-8

ShareRevelation 21:1-8 Initial, progressive, final.  Remember that: it will help you understand how Revelation can actually be a revelation of Jesus Christ in your life.  Too often, we approach St. John’s Revelation as if it were St. John’s Obfuscation.  I can hear it now: “The first lesson is taken from the twenty-first chapter of The […]

December 19, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Monday of the Fourth Sunday in Advent – Revelation 20:7-15

ShareRevelation 20:7-15 Today, as Christmas approaches, when we have one eye on the 1st coming of Christ, we must always keep the other eye on His 2nd Coming. Revelation 20 gives us the most vivid picture of the Final Judgment anywhere in the Scriptures, and, therefore, we would do well to pay attention to this […]

December 18, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of 3rd Sunday in Advent – Hebrews 4:14-5:10

ShareHebrews 4:14-5:10 Do you remember the vision of Jesus Christ that St. John had in Revelation 1?  I want that image to be seared into your memory forever.  Maybe we should all go out and stare at the sun for a few seconds to remind us of who Jesus really is.  He is not the […]

December 16, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Friday of 3rd Sunday in Advent – 2 Timothy 3:14-4:8

Share2 Timothy 3:14-4:8 The lesson this morning is an interesting one because it contains verses from both chapters 3 and 4 which, in this case, means it contains elements from the lives of both St. Timothy and St. Paul.  Of Timothy, Paul writes, “But you must continue in the things which you have learned and […]

December 15, 2011 | 1 Comment More

Thursday of the Third Sunday in Advent – Revelation 20:1-6

ShareRevelation 20:1-6 Regardless of our eschatologies, one thing is certain: Jesus Christ has already begun His reign over the earth.  How could it be otherwise?  He crushed the skull of the Serpent at the Place of the Skull (Calvary); He defeated sin by His perfect life; He rose victorious over death in His Resurrection; and […]

December 14, 2011 | 2 Comments More

Wednesday of the Third Sunday in Advent – Matthew 28:11-20

ShareMatthew 28:11-20 Matthew 28:18-20 has rightly been called the Great Commission, for great it is. “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo I […]

December 13, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of the Third Sunday in Advent – Revelation 19

ShareRevelation 19             Do you remember the vision of Jesus that St. John had in the beginning of his revelation?  It was of a Jesus whose eyes were like a flame of fire and feet like fine brass refined in a furnace; His head and hair were white as wool […]

December 12, 2011 | 2 Comments More

Monday of the Third Sunday in Advent – Revelation 18:11-24

ShareRevelation 18:11-24 God’s judgment is just and true and knows no partiality. For this, we are to sing with heaven! It might not seem as if Revelation 18 gives us much to sing about – but it does, because it reveals a just and holy God and therefore one who can also be trusted and […]

December 11, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of the Second Sunday in Advent – Revelation 18:1-10

ShareRevelation 18:1-10 “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.  For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. . . .  Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city!  For in one hour your judgment has come.” What […]

December 9, 2011 | 0 Comments More