Archive for June, 2013

Wednesday of Trinity 3 – Luke 7:11-17

ShareLuke 7:11-17 In the Beatles’ song, “She Said, She Said,” John Lennon sings, “I know what it’s like to be dead.” I, too, know what it’s like to be dead.  Maybe not quite.  I may not know what life is like for the dead (there are several ways of answering this).  But I do know […]

June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of 3rd Sunday in Trinity – Luke 7:1-10

ShareTuesday of 3rd Sunday in Trinity – Luke 7:1-10 “I have not found such great faith, not even in the Church!” Jesus is saying this to us this morning, with regards to the centurion’s faith.  What the centurion did was so simple and so blessed, that I’ve taken a few notes. 1.  loves God’s people […]

June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Monday of 3rd Sunday in Trinity – Luke 6:39-49

ShareLuke 6:39-49 Who is your favorite teacher you’ve ever had?  Most of us have at least one teacher who really made an impression on us for life.  How blessed I would feel if some of my former students, when asked who their favorite teacher ever was, answered Mr. Erlandson (or Mr. E. or E Machine). […]

June 16, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of 2nd Sunday after Trinity – Luke 6:27-38

Share Luke 6:27-38 There are many great examples of love in the Bible.  There is the great erotic love of the Lover for his Beloved in the Song of Songs.  There is the great brotherly love of Jonathan for David, who, even though David was going to be made king instead of Jonathan, loved him […]

June 14, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Friday of 2nd Sunday after Trinity – Luke 6:12-26

ShareLuke 6:12-26 Having been baptized and thus anointed as Prophet, Priest, and King, Jesus has begun demonstrating that the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand by His miracles.  In Luke 6, He begins a new phase of spreading the Kingdom He has come to establish: He begins to establish His Church. I want you to […]

June 13, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of 2nd Sunday after Trinity – Luke 6:1-11

ShareLuke 6:1-11 “The Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath.” Now it might seem strange for Jesus to say that the Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath.  It would seem as if it would be obvious that God was the Lord of the Sabbath.  Maybe it would be less obvious […]

June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of 2nd Sunday after Trinity – Luke 5:27-39

ShareLuke 5:27-39 St. Paul is fond of saying that we must take off the old man and put on the new.  He meant by this, of course, that if we are united to Jesus Christ then we are new creatures.  As a new creature in Christ, you are to mortify (put to death) the Old […]

June 11, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of 2nd Sunday in Trinity – Luke 5:12-26

ShareLuke 5:12-26 Strange days have found us.  Strange days have tracked us down. We have seen strange things today! There is an invisible miracle that takes place in the Erlandson household every evening after our common supper.  A great multitude comes together to hear the report that is going around concerning Jesus of Nazareth.  A […]

June 10, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Monday of 2nd Sunday after Trinity – Luke 4:42-5:11

ShareLuke 4:42-5:11 We all like success stories, and we all seek success.  Hundreds of books purport to tell us hundreds of different secrets of success.  When really, it’s quite simple. One example of a man who was successful by many human standards was Howard Hughes.  Hughes became by turns a Hollywood movie producer, aircraft inventor, […]

June 9, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of 1st Sunday after Trinity – Luke 4:31-41

ShareLuke 4:31-41 Who do you think this Jesus of Nazareth is? Let me remind you what we’ve all seen and heard about Him.  Many heard his teaching, and they were astonished at it.  He didn’t teach like the other teachers, simply stringing together a long catena of what other teachers have said.  Nor did he […]

June 7, 2013 | 0 Comments More