Archive for May, 2014

Tuesday of Easter 4 – Ephesians 4:17-32

ShareEphesians 4:17-32 The drama of good vs. evil grips us because it hits so close to home.  Some of the most compelling myths today – things like Star Wars or Lord of the Rings – grab us precisely because they dramatize the battle between good and evil. But the most dramatic version of the battle […]

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Monday of Easter 4 – Ephesians 4:1-16

ShareEphesians 4:1-16  Brewster’s Millions was an idea for a movie so intriguing that Hollywood has made the movie 7 times, according to one critic!  Premise: In the 1945 version, a man must spend a million dollars in a month in order to receive an even greater inheritance later. In the 1985 version Montgomery Brewster must […]

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Saturday of Easter – Ephesians 3:13-21

ShareEphesians 3:13-21 There are many kinds of Christians, but among those I’ve known are Lone Ranger Larry and Sunday Susan. Lone Ranger Larry has been taught that the church is an invisible collection of individuals who happen to meet together on Sundays.  He believes that God can be worshiped just as easily in one place […]

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Friday of Easter 3 – Ephesians 3:1-12

ShareEphesians 3:1-12 “Wonder what mystery Dad’s working on now?” Joe asked. His brother Frank looked eagerly down the platform of the Bayport railroad station.  “It must be a very important case, the way Dad dashed off to Detroit.  We’ll know in a few minutes.” Both boys were wondering about a certain surprise their father had […]

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Thursday of Easter 3 – Ephesians 2:11-22

ShareEphesians 2:11-22 Open almost any page of almost any newspaper and you can’t help but be struck by the fact that the world is in chaos. We sent 1000s of our troops to Iraq because Saddam Hussein threatened the peace of the region and of the entire world.  We have 1000s more troops in many […]

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Wednesday of Easter 3 – Ephesians 2:1-10

ShareEphesians 2:1-10 What would you give to a doctor who told you, when someone you love is at the point of death, that he could cure him?  That he would give him back his life – and not just for a few months hooked up to a roomful of machines and monitors – but that […]

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Tuesday of Easter 3 – Ephesians 1:15-23

ShareEphesians 1:15-23 How would you like to be remembered by your friends?  If someone were to honestly say first things that came to their mind about you the – what would they be? A few years ago, a number of my relatives got together.  One of my aunts had a friend over to visit while […]

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Monday of Easter 3 – Ephesians 1:1-14

ShareEphesians 1:1-14 Have you ever been excited to be a part of something bigger than yourself?  To be in on a very important goal whose greatness brings you glory? In the book of Ephesians, we find that God has let us in on the Greatest Goal of All – to bring blessing to mankind, who […]

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Saturday of 2nd Sunday after Easter – 1 Peter 5:8-14

Share1 Peter 5:8-14 “What went wrong?” This is a question that the Church in every age has asked herself.  We should not think that we’re alone in rightly asking this question.  It was certainly a question many churchmen asked themselves before, during, and after the Reformation period. In 1833, the Church of England was in […]

May 9, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Friday of 2nd Sunday after Easter – 1 Peter 5:1-7

Share1 Peter 5:1-7             When my oldest daughter Renee was 2, I began to write Renee Stories, one of which was Renee’s Upsee-dee-dee (her word for “Upside”) Down Day. In this story, her bed and all the books she had not put away from the night before were all on the ceiling, and a light […]

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