Archive for February, 2012

Saturday of Septuagesima Sunday – Galatians 3:10-18

ShareGalatians 3:10-18             We’ve all heard of curses before, for they are the stuff of legends.  They say there was the Curse of the Bambino, so that the Red Sox were cursed from being able to win the World Series.  For reasons still unknown, that “curse” has been lifted, and […]

February 10, 2012 | 2 Comments More

Friday of Septuagesima Sunday – Galatians 3:1-9

ShareGalatians 3:1-9 Paul is so abundantly clear on the point that we are not justified by the works of the Law but by faith in Jesus Christ and that we receive the Spirit by faith and not by the Law that I won’t spend much time on it here.  In a different age, I would […]

February 9, 2012 | 2 Comments More

Thursday of Septuagesima Sunday – Galatians 2:11-21

ShareGalatians 2:11-21 Theologically, I say with St. Paul that “a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ.”  Devotionally, which is to say theologically in a personal and applied way, I say with St. Paul, “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who […]

February 8, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Septuagesima Sunday – Galatians 2:1-10

ShareGalatians 2:1-10 Here, as is true so often, St. Paul demonstrates a principle that I have adopted as principle by which I live.  The principle is this: “Be inflexible in the essential things in life and flexible in the less essential things.” Paul is absolutely clear that Jesus Christ has revealed to him that not […]

February 7, 2012 | 4 Comments More

Tuesday of Septuagesima Sunday – Galatians 1:11-24

ShareGalatians 1:11-24             “But it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles” (verse 15). This is an absolutely amazing statement!  But how many times have you read the book […]

February 6, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Septuagesima Sunday – Galatians 1:1-10

ShareGalatians 1:1-10 Heresy begins not in the head but in the heart.  Show me a heretic, and most likely I’ll show you someone in rebellion against God.  Naturally, there are some who through ignorance follow false teachers.  But usually a turn from correct doctrine is a direct turn from God. This seems to be Paul’s […]

February 5, 2012 | 1 Comment More

Saturday of the 4th Sunday after the Epiphany – John 7:37-52

ShareJohn 7:37-52             “If anyone thirst, let him come to me and drink.  He who believes in Me, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” This image of rivers of living water is scattered all throughout the Holy Scriptures.  Jesus may be referring to passages such as Isaiah […]

February 2, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Friday of the 4th Sunday after the Epiphany – John 7:25-36

ShareJohn 7:25-36             “We know where this man is from; but when the Christ comes, no one knows where He is from” (verse 27). How often we mistake God when He comes to us! The Gospels contain a litany of mistaken attitudes towards Jesus Christ. Some who followed Jesus turn back.  […]

February 2, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of the 4th Sunday after the Epiphany – John 7:14-24

ShareJohn 7:14-24 “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment” (verse 24).  This is the summary of Jesus’ teaching in John 7:14-24, which is illustrated in 2 different ways. First, the Jews judge according to appearance because they judge Jesus by His formal training: “How does this man know letters, not having […]

February 1, 2012 | 0 Comments More