Archive for February, 2014

Monday of Septuagesima Sunday – Mark 6:7-13

ShareMark 6:7-13 In this passage Jesus the Great Master sends out His disciples, in particular the 12, to go and be His presence in the world.  Jesus knows that in His human form He is limited in space: He can only be in one place at a time.  He also knows that His time is […]

February 16, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of the 17th Sunday after Trinity – James 1:1-11

ShareJames 1:1-11             Et tu, James?  You, too, along with St. Paul are commanding me to rejoice in my trials? To which St. James replies simply: “Exactly.” I welcome the break from St. Paul’s weighty letters, hoping to catch a breather from his demanding gospel, which is the gospel of Jesus Christ and the apostolic […]

February 15, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Friday of 5th Sunday after Epiphany – 2 Thessalonians 3:6-18

Share2 Thessalonians 3:6-18 I get upset when I hear of those who call themselves Christians and yet insist on their right to disobey God – and I’ll bet you do too.  As an Anglican, in the past few years I’ve heard a lot of self-professed Christians insist that homosexuality is not a sin – in […]

February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of 5th Sunday after Epiphany – 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12

Share1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 Why is St. Paul so concerned about the “abundant life”?  What is this abundant life of which he speaks?  Some would have you believe that this “abundant life” is the same thing as material prosperity.  If so, I think St. Paul would have been surprised that he wasn’t living a very abundant […]

February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Epiphany 5 – 1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:13

Share1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:13 There are a lot of myths that we receive in American culture that are not necessarily consistent with the life in Christ revealed in the Bible.  One of these is what I call the Myth of Graduation. We like graduations, and with good reason.  Graduations mark the times when we have graduated […]

February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of 5th Sunday after Epiphany – 1 Thessalonians 2:1-13

Share1 Thessalonians 2:1-13 St. Paul’s ministry is both so fruitful and so apostolic that we might be tempted to think that such fruit is only for apostles, or bishops or pastors. Not so! While none of us will ever have the same apostolic ministry Paul had and very, very few will ever have the scope […]

February 10, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Epiphany 5 – 1 Thessalonians 1

ShareMonday of Epiphany 5 – 1 Thessalonians 1 In 1 Thessalonians we are privileged to see the remarkable ministry of St. Paul in action in a different church, the Church at Thessalonica.  While for so much of 2 Corinthians Paul’s focus was on his ministry and how he has served, needing to defend his apostolic […]

February 9, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of the 4th Sunday after the Epiphany – John 7:37-52

ShareSaturday of the 4th Sunday after the Epiphany – John 7:37-52       “If anyone thirst, let him come to me and drink.  He who believes in Me, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” This image of rivers of living water is scattered all throughout the Holy Scriptures.  Jesus may be referring […]

February 7, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Friday of the 4th Sunday after the Epiphany – John 7:25-36

Share       “We know where this man is from; but when the Christ comes, no one knows where He is from” (verse 27). How often we mistake God when He comes to us! The Gospels contain a litany of mistaken attitudes towards Jesus Christ. Some who followed Jesus turn back.  I guess you could say […]

February 6, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of the 4th Sunday after the Epiphany – John 7:14-24

ShareJohn 7:14-24 “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment” (verse 24).  This is the summary of Jesus’ teaching in John 7:14-24, which is illustrated in 2 different ways. First, the Jews judge according to appearance because they judge Jesus by His formal training: “How does this man know letters, not having […]

February 5, 2014 | 0 Comments More