Archive for March, 2013

Wednesday of 5th Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 15:35-49

Share1 Corinthians 15:35-49 For multiple millennia many men have done much mental maneuvering trying to meditate on the meaning of heaven.  Others have been content to allow the question to answer itself on the Great Day when we shall be caught up in the heavenlies with Christ Himself and shall know even as we are […]

March 19, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of 5th Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 15:20-34

Share1 Corinthians 15:20-34 My life is a frustrating and confusing one.  God loves me and has redeemed me and even sent His Holy Spirit to dwell in me – and yet I still sin.  I have been raised with Christ to everlasting life, and yet my body will still see death.  When saints in Christ […]

March 18, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Monday of 5th Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 15:12-19

Share1 Corinthians 15:12-19 “Theology’s not important.”  I’ve heard a lot of statements to that effect before. Well, here’s a little theology: Jesus Christ is risen! No, not a little theology, a lot of theology.  So central is the Resurrection of Jesus Christ which we will celebrate in Easter in two short weeks, and which we […]

March 17, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of 4th Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Share1 Corinthians 15:1-11 I haven’t read a lot of philosophy, only excerpts here and there, but one of my favorite philosophers is that great mid-20th century philosopher: Popeye. Now before you laugh – well I guess it’s too late for that . . . .  But Popeye was making a profound philosophical comment when he […]

March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Friday of 4th Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 14:26-40

Share1 Corinthians 14:26-40 God has made us one Body out of many members.  He has given each of us different gifts that are supposed to work all together for the edification of the Body and the glory of God.  But we know that humanly speaking if you just gather together a lot of people who […]

March 14, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of 4th Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 14:12-25

Share1 Corinthians 14:12-25 St. Paul is a bulldog!  Even in discussing the use of God’s gifts, which could easily be hoarded for self, Paul’s focus is so clearly on what is edifying to others.  This is why St. Chrysostom says: “The building up of the church is Paul’s touchstone in everything he says.”  This desire […]

March 14, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of 4th Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 14:1-12

Share1 Corinthians 14:1-12 In St. Paul’s fascinating discussion of the gifts of tongues and prophecies we sometimes miss the main point of his words.  He wasn’t producing a manual on these gifts or defining exactly what they were (I wish he had!)  His main point, not surprisingly, is that use the spiritual gifts we have […]

March 12, 2013 | 2 Comments More

Tuesday of 4th Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 12: 31b – 13:13

Share1 Corinthians 12: 31b – 13:13 On August 23rd of 2005, Hurricane Katrina was born as a tropical depression in the southeastern Bahamas, strengthening into a tropical storm the next day. A few hours before landfall in south Florida at around 6.30 EDT on August 25th, Katrina strengthened to become a category 1 (wind speeds […]

March 11, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Monday of 4th Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a

Share1 Corinthians 12:12-31a You have been given a Christmas tree full of spiritual gifts from God, the giver of every good gift.  God has blessed you beyond your ability to understand.  He does this because He loves you and has drawn you into His spiritual life, which you have become a part of through His […]

March 10, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of 3rd Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 12:1-11

Share1 Corinthians 12:1-11 Have you ever wanted to be a superhero? I wrote a novel when I was in college about a guy name Tom Noone who wanted to be a superhero named Zolton – but that’s a different story! Growing up, I liked the Hulk, among other superheroes.  My favorite villain was the Hulk’s […]

March 8, 2013 | 0 Comments More