Archive for August, 2012

Saturday of Trinity 9 – Romans 4:1-12

ShareRomans 4:1-12 I love words!  They have such power to communicate ideas and mysteries and entire worlds that are created at their mere mention.  I love the strange twists that word association games take when played with certain people (like me).  Here’s one of my favorite games that ends with a word.  There are 10 […]

August 10, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Trinity 9 – Romans 3:21-31

ShareRomans 3:21-31 Here i am.  I stand alone and without defense or excuse.  Here is a true and accurate judgment of myself and therefore upon myself: Made in the image of God, I have sinned and have fallen short of that image. Bearing His glory, I have fallen short of that glory. I am not […]

August 9, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Trinity 9 – Romans 3:1-20

ShareRomans 3:1-20 This is a truly sobering passage of Scripture. Paul’s summary assessment of humanity without Christ is this: all are under sin.  Listen again to what Paul has to say: 10  “There is none righteous, no, not one; 11  There is none who understands; There is none who seeks after God. 12  They have […]

August 8, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Trinity 9 – Romans 2:17-29

ShareRomans 2:17-29 Paul makes an interesting contrast in Romans 2, a contrast that would have been not only interesting but also shocking to 1st century Jews.  His contrast is between true Jews and false Jews, in essence, but those he counts as “true” Jews are not necessarily the religious or ethnic Jews.  Paul’s shocking contrast […]

August 7, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Trinity 9 – Romans 2:1-16

ShareRomans 2:1-16 “in the day when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ” (verse 16). Brhrhrhrhrh!  That’s the sound a massive shiver going up and down my spine and resounding throughout me from the micro to the macrocosm.  God will judge my secrets – and yours!  That could cause paralysis to set […]

August 6, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Trinity 9 – Romans 1:1-17

ShareRomans 1:1-17 Out of Paul’s life and into his head.  This ought to be interesting, having just finished Acts to enter into Paul’s magnum opus, his letter to the Romans. Do you get the idea, reading Romans 1, that Paul thinks that the gospel of Jesus Christ is important?  More than important, the gospel of […]

August 5, 2012 | 1 Comment More

Saturday of Trinity 8 – Acts 28:16-31

ShareActs 28:16-31 Here is what Jesus Christ told Ananias, things which I’m sure He also told St. Paul: “He is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel.  For I will show him how many things he must suffer for My name’s sake” (Acts 9:15-16). Was […]

August 3, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Trinity 8 – Acts 28:1-15

ShareActs 28:1-15 “When Paul saw them, he thanked God and took courage” (Acts 28:15). This little verse humbles me.  It makes me think.  It makes me feel. Here’s Paul, the greatest apostle in the world.  He’s endured prisons in many cities, stripes above measure, the forty minus one stripes from the Jews five times, three […]

August 2, 2012 | 2 Comments More

Thursday of Trinity 8 – Acts 27:27-44

ShareActs 27:27-44 “And when he had said these things, he took bread and gave thanks to God in the presence of them all; and when he had broken it, he began to eat.  Then they were all encouraged and also took food themselves.  And in all we were two hundred and seventy-six persons on the […]

August 1, 2012 | 3 Comments More