Archive for March, 2013

Easter Monday – Luke 24:1-12

ShareLuke 24:1-12 2 + 2 = 4. Neil Armstrong was the 1st man on the moon. The ratio of your HDL cholesterol to your LDL cholesterol is known as your cardiac risk factor. Facts, facts, facts.  Our lives are filled with facts such as these. In school we memorize thousands of facts, and every day […]

March 31, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Easter Even – John 19:38-42

ShareJohn 19:38-42 Easter Even or Holy Saturday is a quiet and conflicted day.  Sandwiched between the suffering and sadness of Good Friday and the glory and gladness of Easter Sunday, it reminds me of my life in this world. I, too, seem suspended between two worlds that threaten to tear me apart.  I still dwell […]

March 29, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Good Friday – John 19:1-37

ShareJohn 19:1-37 Though the Morning Prayer lesson for this morning is John 18, I’ve chosen to meditate on John 19 instead, which is the Proper lesson for the Good Friday service. “Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing?’ The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel […]

March 28, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Maundy Thursday – John 13:18-34

ShareJohn 13:18-34 Jesus says to you today: “A new commandment I give unto you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.”  “Maundy Thursday” comes from the Latin words mandatum novum, or “new commandment,” taken from this verse (John 13:34.) Now why is love a new commandment?  […]

March 27, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday Before Easter, 6th Sunday in Lent – John 16:1-22

ShareJohn 16:1-22 I’ve chosen to meditate not just through verse 16 of John 16 (as the lectionary prescribes) but also through verse 22, which fleshes out Jesus’ teaching on His leaving His disciples.  If today’s meditation were summarized in a single thought to help guide you on your life in Christ, it would be this: […]

March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday Before Easter, 6th Sunday in Lent – John 15:1-16

ShareJohn 15:1-16 In John 15, Jesus teaches us that we are to abide in Him as the branches abide in the vine.  This is an image of the continuous life of feasting on Christ that we are to have, and there are 3 main truths about abiding in Christ for us to eat this morning. […]

March 25, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Monday Before Easter, 6th Sunday in Lent – John 14:1-14

ShareJohn 14:1-14 Many definitions have been given for postmodernism.  To some, it is the end of the Enlightenment project with its belief in never-ending progress based on man’s reason, or the end of a single, overarching “metanarrative” that encompasses all of reality, or the belief that there is no inherent meaning in the universe because […]

March 24, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of 5th Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 16:15-24

Share 1 Corinthians 16:15-24 Every Christian household should be transformed into a house of God.  Christian households are the backbone, the foundation, of the Christian church, and if they are not consecrated to the Lord, then the Church herself will be weak and sickly.  Sadly, in the 21st century American church, both Church and family […]

March 22, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Friday of 5th Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 16:1-14

Share1 Corinthians 16:1-14 “Let all that you do be done with love” (verse 14.)  This is a fitting summary of Paul’s first letter to the Corinthian: a fitting summary of the corpus of Paul’s letters of love and labors of love; and a fitting summary, indeed, of the Law and the Gospel. Jesus Christ Himself, […]

March 21, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of 5th Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 15:50-58

Share1 Corinthians 15:50-58 We have a brief and somewhat variable form of Evening Prayer in my house every evening after dinner.  Sometimes, when I’m instructing the children about the Bible lesson for the day and I’m struck by a particularly startling revelation which I think they’ll delight in, I yell in a stage whisper: “Secret!” […]

March 20, 2013 | 0 Comments More