Archive for October, 2012

Tuesday of Trinity 18 – Matthew 14:13-21

ShareMatthew 14:13-21             Do you ever find yourself doing some of the most important things in life as if you’re just going through the motions?  Sometimes the most important things in life have become so common that we stop noticing them.  For example, most of the time we don’t notice that we breathe to take […]

October 8, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Trinity 18 – Matthew 13:53-14:12

ShareMatthew 13:53-14:12 It just wasn’t right, you know.  My master was a great man, he was a good man.  It just wasn’t right for things to end this way. All his life he had this burning passion to do the will of YHWH.  He had taken the vows of the Nazarite and had kept them […]

October 7, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Trinity 17 – Matthew 13:31-35, 44-52

ShareMatthew 13:31-35, 44-52 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.” When I and my family lived in Hot Spring, Arkansas we went one day to visit the only […]

October 5, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Trinity 17 – Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

ShareMatthew 13:24-30, 36-43 The parable of the wheat and the tares seems so self-explanatory that I know there must be more to it.  We all understand that He who sows the good seed is the Son, that the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, and that the tares are the sons of the […]

October 4, 2012 | 2 Comments More

Thursday of Trinity 17 – Matthew 13:1-23

ShareMatthew 13:1-23 How do you think of yourself compared to other people?  Would you say that in the grand scheme of things you are blessed, or that life’s been a little unfair to you? Maybe you’re in debt, and you’re not quite sure how you got there, but it doesn’t seem to be your fault.  […]

October 3, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Trinity 17 – Matthew 12:31-50

ShareWednesday of Trinity 17 – Matthew 12:31-50 There is a lot of attention paid to the Holy Family, especially at Christmas, and rightfully so.  Mary, in particular, gets an extra measure of devotion from both Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians. And so today I want to talk about the Holy Family, which is the family […]

October 2, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Trinity 17 – Matthew 12:14-30

ShareMatthew 12:14-30 This Jesus is a mystery! He must have especially seemed a mystery to the first century Jews who encountered Him.  He does miracles that make people believe in Him, but when people demand a miracle, He doesn’t do one.  He does spectacular, divine things, and then He warns you not to tell anyone […]

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