Archive for July, 2015

Thursday of Trinity 5 – Luke 10:38-11:13

ShareLuke 10:38-11:13 What I want to do this morning is to mention briefly some different ways that you could use the Lord’s Prayer.  One of the challenges that we all have in praying the same thing repeatedly is to make the prayers new.  The truth is, this is just as great a challenge for those […]

July 8, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of 5th Sunday in Trinity – Luke 10:25-37

ShareLuke 10:25-37 It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood, A beautiful day for a neighbor. Would you be mine? Could you be mine? . . . Please won’t you be my neighbor? Hi neighbor! Perhaps no one more than Fred Rogers, Mr. Rogers, has made us all aware of the idea of being a neighbor.  […]

July 7, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of 5th Sunday in Trinity – Luke 10:1-24

ShareLuke 10:1-24 “The kingdom of God has come near you.” This is Jesus’ proclamation to His disciples in both verses 9 and 11.  I seem to remember that from somewhere.  Computing . . . computing – come on-n-n-n brain! I’ve got it!  Isn’t this what J the B said in Matthew 3 to prepare the […]

July 6, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Monday of 5th Sunday in Trinity – Luke 9:46-62

ShareLuke 9:46-62 “But they did not receive Him, because His face was set for the journey to Jerusalem.” Well, that seems like a petty reason to reject Jesus!  To understand what this means, especially to us, it’s always wisest to look at the larger context.  At the beginning of Luke 9, Jesus sent out the […]

July 5, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of 4th Sunday in Trinity – Luke 9:28-45

ShareLuke 9:28-45 My all-time favorite opening sentence from a work of fiction (even better than “Call me Ishmael.”) 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, […]

July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Friday of 4th Sunday in Trinity – Luke 9:18-27

ShareLuke 9:18-27 “Who do you say that I am?” I want you to try and answer Jesus’ question today, but without words.  You can’t say, with Peter, “The Christ of God” or “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.”  You can’t say, “He is the second person of the Trinity, both God […]

July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of 4th Sunday in Trinity – Luke 9:1-17

ShareLuke 9:1-17 In this morning’s lesson, I see not just one but two miracles.  The first miracle is one we’re all familiar with.  We’ve all heard and thought about the miracle of Christ providing enough food for 5000 people from a few loaves of bread and fish.  But where is the second miracle in the […]

July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments More