Archive for January, 2015

January 8 – Mark 9:2-13

ShareMark 9:2-13 My all-time favorite opening sentence from a work of fiction has to be the first line from Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis.  It goes like this: “As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.” Kafka proceeds in a perfectly deadpan fashion to […]

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January 7 – Matthew 3:13-17

ShareMatthew 3:13-17 Have any of you ever been a marked man – or woman? I mean, have you ever had the feeling that someone, perhaps because of something evil you’ve done and perhaps not, is just out to get you? Maybe you had an enemy who was hell-bent on tracking you down and seeing you […]

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The Epiphany – Matthew 2:1-12

ShareMatthew 2:1-12 There have always been 2 ways to respond to Jesus Christ: the wise way and the foolish way.  Isaiah 60 prophesied that the kings of the earth would come and bow down before Christ.  But there was at least one king who refused.  Herod the Great was a selfish and foolish man – […]

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January 5 – 1 John 5

Share1 John 5 St. John wants you to know something.  He wants those who believe in the name of the Son of God to know and remember that you have eternal life, and he wants you to continue to believe in the name of the Son of God (verse 13.)  This is the same John […]

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January 3, 2015 – 1 John 3:13-24

Share1 John 3:13-24 St. John has a one-track mind.  Now normally we say this as a negative thing, meaning that a person is so fixed on one aspect of life that he doesn’t experience some of the other aspects that he should.  But if your one-track mind is fixed on God and His commandments, then […]

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January 2 – 1 John 3:1-12

Share1 John 3:1-12 “You are a child of God.”  That’s what God tells you in 1 John 3:1. What a wonderful way for God to greet us in the New Year! Here is the source of St. John’s teaching about how we ought to love one another: it is that God first loved us.  We […]

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