Archive for January, 2015

Tuesday of Epiphany 2 – Ephesians 5:1-14

ShareEphesians 5:1-14 Have you ever been on a walk that was more than just a walk? Perhaps it was a romantic walk; or maybe an important business matter was discussed during a walk; or a life-changing decision was made during a walk. I remember going on many walks with Jackie during which we discussed my […]

January 19, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Monday of 2nd Sunday after Epiphany – 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 […]

January 18, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Epiphany 1 – Ephesians 4:1-16

ShareEphesians 4:1-16 When I grew up in Champaign, Illinois for the first 10 years of my life, I had this incredible sense of being home and of being at peace.  Though I’ve lived away from Champaign for more than 30 years now, there is a sense in which it is still the measure of what […]

January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Epiphany 1 – Ephesians 3:14-21

ShareEphesians 3:14-21 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 […]

January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Epiphany 1 – Ephesians 3:1-13

ShareEphesians 3:1-13 “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 […]

January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Epiphany 1, 2015 – 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 […]

January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of First Sunday after Epiphany – 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 […]

January 12, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Monday of First Sunday after Epiphany – Ephesians 1

ShareEphesians 1 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 […]

January 11, 2015 | 0 Comments More

January 10 – Colossians 2:6-19

ShareColossians 2:6-19 “God is absolutely sovereign, and man is accountable before Him.” This is such a major theme of the Bible that it appears in just about every nook and cranny of God’s revelation.  It’s an important truth to keep in mind as we look at baptism this morning. Baptism is, first of all, the […]

January 9, 2015 | 0 Comments More

January 9 – 1 John 1

Share1 John 1 1 John 1 could be called the Gospel of St. John because in it is contained the essence of the Good News of Jesus Christ.  The good news Great News is that God has made it possible for man to have eternal life with the Father.  Before, this was not the case, […]

January 8, 2015 | 0 Comments More