Archive for April, 2014

Tuesday in Lent 5 – John 12:12-19

ShareJohn 12:12-19 “Behold, your King is coming to you, lowly and riding on a donkey.” John’s Gospel doesn’t have the word “lowly,” as does Zechariah’s prophecy, but it is the word I most want to focus on this morning.  The disciples did not at this time understand these things.  Only after Jesus was glorified did […]

April 7, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Monday in Lent 5 – John 12:1-11

ShareJohn 12:1-11 I love the family from Bethany!  It was obvious how much the Lord loved them and how much they loved Him in return.  In this love, both that which is received and that which is given, they are a picture of our lives lived in communion and love with the Holy Trinity.  For […]

April 6, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Lent 4 – Mark 13:24-37

ShareMark 13:24-37 “Watch ye, for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cock-crowing, or in the morning: lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping!” These words are one of the opening sentences for Evening Prayer from the Prayer Book during the season of Advent, […]

April 5, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Lent 4 – Mark 13:14-23

ShareMark 13:14-23 For a number of reasons, I believe this passage and others like it are primarily about the cataclysmic events that happened in the first century.  Without belaboring the point, it’s worth noting that Jesus is talking to His first century disciples and assuming that they will not only understand these things but also […]

April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Lent 4, 2014 – Mark 13:1-13

ShareMark 13:1-13 The situation that Jesus describes seems remotely close and familiar.  It stretches back to the first century A.D. and all the way into my little study here in Tyler, Texas in the 21st century (it still seems cool and futuristic to me to say that I live in the 21st century!)  What Jesus […]

April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Lent 4 – Mark 12:38-44

ShareMark 12:38-44 “Size matters.” That’s what “They” tell us, so it must be true.  We want to know how much we earn and how much others earn.  We want to compare the sizes of our churches, their programs and their organs.  We measure by human standards how much we’ve given.  We do this to make […]

April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments More