Archive for December, 2013

January 1 – Circumcision of Christ – Revelation 19:11-16

ShareRevelation 19:11-16  There was a little Jewish boy born many years ago and circumcised on the 8th day in accordance with the Law.  Such a small way to begin the biggest thing of all.  But that boy, as well all know, did not stay a boy, and His circumcision and keeping of the Law was […]

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December 31 – Hebrews 3

ShareHebrews 3 Good day, partakers of Jesus Christ!  Partakers, that is, if you hold the beginning of your confidence steadfast to the end and if you do not depart from the living God.  But I am persuaded of better things for you. God has called you to be a partaker of Jesus Christ.  If you […]

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December 30 – Hebrews 2:9-18

ShareHebrews 2:9-18 Jesus Christ, the God-man, is a mystery, but thankfully a mystery that God Himself has revealed to us.  The God who made Himself man for us continues to amaze and mystify us.  More importantly, He continues to save us! In Chapter 1, the writer of Hebrews composed a superb description of the supremacy […]

December 29, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Holy Innocents – Mark 10:13-16, 23-31

ShareHoly Innocents – Mark 10:13-16, 23-31 I find it helpful in understanding the love Jesus has for children to remember that I am a child of God.  Jesus loves the little children as children, but He especially loves all who come to Him as children, regardless of age. The main point about children and their […]

December 23, 2013 | 0 Comments More

St. John the Evangelist – Revelation 1

ShareSt. John the Evangelist – Revelation 1 Who is Jesus Christ? There are many ways in which He has revealed Himself to us, and all of these are important.  Sometimes I think the dominant way contemporary Christians see Jesus is as a good friend.  He’s kinda just one of the guys, though definitely the leader […]

December 23, 2013 | 0 Comments More

St. Stephen’s Day – Acts 7:59-8:8

ShareSt. Stephen’s Day – Acts 7:59-8:8 How blessed St. Stephen was to be the first Christian martyr, and how blessed the world was by his faithful witness and life!  At the end of St. Stephen’s life, it becomes clear that he died like Jesus Christ: speaking the Truth in love, gazing into Heaven, asking the […]

December 23, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Christmas Day – 1 John 4:7-14

Share1 John 4:7-14 Merry Christmas! By now you’ve heard sermons and messages about Matthew and Luke’s account of the birth of Jesus Christ.  By now, for some of you, Christmas is pretty much over.  But in reality, it’s just beginning!  I seem to remember something about the 12 days of Christmas.  Actually, now the calendar […]

December 23, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of the Fourth Sunday in Advent – Revelation 21:1-8

ShareRevelation 21:1-8 Initial, progressive, final.  Remember that: it will help you understand how Revelation can actually be a revelation of Jesus Christ in your life.  Too often, we approach St. John’s Revelation as if it were St. John’s Obfuscation.  I can hear it now: “The first lesson is taken from the twenty-first chapter of The […]

December 23, 2013 | 2 Comments More

Monday of the Fourth Sunday in Advent – Revelation 20:7-15

ShareRevelation 20:7-15 Today, on the eve of Christmas Day, when we have one eye on the 1st coming of Christ, we must always keep the other eye on His 2nd Coming. Revelation 20 gives us the most vivid picture of the Final Judgment anywhere in the Scriptures, and, therefore, we would do well to pay […]

December 22, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of 3rd Sunday in Advent – Hebrews 4:14-5:10

ShareHebrews 4:14-5:10 Do you remember the vision of Jesus Christ that St. John had in Revelation 1?  I want that image to be seared into your memory forever.  Maybe we should all go out and stare at the sun for a few seconds to remind us of who Jesus really is.  He is not the […]

December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments More