Archive for April, 2012

Tuesday of Easter 3 – Ephesians 1:15-23

ShareEphesians 1:15-23 How would you like to be remembered by your friends?  If someone were to honestly say first things that came to their mind about you the – what would they be? A few years ago, a number of my relatives got together.  One of my aunts had a friend over to visit while […]

April 30, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Easter 3 – Ephesians 1:1-14

ShareEphesians 1:1-14 Have you ever been excited to be a part of something bigger than yourself?  To be in on a very important goal whose greatness brings you glory? In the book of Ephesians, we find that God has let us in on the Greatest Goal of All – to bring blessing to mankind, who […]

April 29, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of 2nd Sunday after Easter – 1 Peter 5:8-14

Share1 Peter 5:8-14 “What went wrong?” This is a question that the Church in every age has asked herself.  We should not think that we’re alone in rightly asking this question.  It was certainly a question many churchmen asked themselves before, during, and after the Reformation period. In 1833, the Church of England was in […]

April 27, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Friday of 2nd Sunday after Easter – 1 Peter 5:1-7

Share1 Peter 5:1-7             When my oldest daughter Renee was 2, I began to write Renee Stories, one of which was Renee’s Upsee-dee-dee (her word for “Upside”) Down Day. In this story, her bed and all the books she had not put away from the night before were all on the […]

April 26, 2012 | 1 Comment More

Thursday of 2nd Sunday after Easter – 1 Peter 4:12-19

Share1 Peter 4:12-19 It seems to be strange, hearing Peter talk about Christians suffering after Easter, after we’ve celebrated the Resurrection of Christ.  But because we are still in this fallen world, though Christ has passed into glory, we are still living out a movie, our life story that might be called The Passion of […]

April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of 2nd Sunday after Easter – 1 Peter 4:7-11

Share1 Peter 4:7-11 The Lord’s Prayer is a microcosm of our spiritual lives.  It’s easy for it to become boring, repetitive, and stale, but for those who are laboring to see and serve the Lord, it’s always new.  There is always some new way of looking at it that gives new meaning in my life.  […]

April 24, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of 2nd Sunday after Easter – 1 Peter 4:1-6

Share1 Peter 4:1-6 THWACK! ! ! Do you know what that sound is? It’s the sound of one of God’s cosmic “spankings.”  Though our first instinct is naturally to cry, it’s a cosmic mistake to misinterpret one of God’s spankings.  So let’s get rid of a few misconceptions about God’s spankings right here and now.  […]

April 23, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Monday of 2nd Sunday after Easter – 1 Peter 3:13-22

Share1 Peter 3:13-22  What’s the answer to the problem of suffering?  Sanctify the Lord in your heart. Like St. James and St. Paul and Jesus Himself – pretty much the whole New Testament – St. Peter assumes that there will be suffering in this world for the Christian.  Theologically, there is the so-called problem of […]

April 22, 2012 | 1 Comment More

Saturday of 1st Sunday after Easter – 1 Peter 3:1-12

Share1 Peter 3:1-12 In a world that has more people in it than ever before, there is also more loneliness in the world than ever before.  We often live away from our families – either geographically or in degrees of harmony.  We don’t know our neighbors. People are looking for a genuinely loving community to […]

April 20, 2012 | 1 Comment More

Friday of 1st Sunday after Easter – 1 Peter 2:18-25

Share1 Peter 2:18-25 One year when I was teaching freshman English at All Saints Episcopal school in Tyler, Texas, and we began the year by coordinating some of the literature with ancient history, I taught my students about Greek philosophy and religion so that they might understand Greek literature.  I had them compare and contrast […]

April 19, 2012 | 1 Comment More