Archive for November, 2015

Thursday of Trinity 24 – Philippians 2:19-30

SharePhilippians 2:19-30 I want to be in one of St. Paul’s churches!  I want to be in a church where joy in Christ is found.  I want to be in a church where members consider themselves ministers of the mysteries of God and who boldly assert that, “For me to live is Christ!”  I want […]

November 18, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Trinity 24 – Philippians 1:27-2:18

SharePhilippians 1:27-2:18 Second verse, same as the first.  Once again, St. Paul has chosen to talk about love which is to talk about humility.  There is so much to feast upon in this morning’s lesson that I wish I had two days or more.  Perhaps the best advice I could give you would be to […]

November 17, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Tuesday of Trinity 24 – Philippians 1:12-26

SharePhilippians 1:12-26                                      We all know that to love God with all our heart, soul and mind and to love our neighbors as ourselves are the 2 greatest commandments. But what is love?  Saying this, I sound a little like the alien women […]

November 16, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Trinity 24 – Philippians 1:1-11

SharePhilippians 1:1-11 In spite of all the other elements in the story, The Lord of the Rings is perhaps a story more about fellowship than anything else.  In fact, the second volume of the trilogy is even called The Fellowship of the Ring. In that story, great fellowship takes place among many different kinds of […]

November 15, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Trinity 23 – Colossians 3:18-4:18

ShareColossians 3:18-4:18 Today St. Paul confronts us with one of the most difficult but most important of Christian teachings: humility and contentment.  Verse 18 through 4:1 are really part 2 of what Paul had to say yesterday in verse 17 regarding doing all things in the name of the Lord and giving thanks to God […]

November 13, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Trinity 23 – Colossians 3:12-17

ShareColossians 3:12-17 Yesterday, we heard about putting on the New Man and the work of sanctification.  In Colossians 3:12-17, St. Paul gives us more detailed advice for how to put on Jesus Christ. I believe that God is the Creator of all and that Satan can only corrupt.  I imagine Him looking at what God […]

November 12, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Trinity 23 – Colossians 2:20-3:11

ShareColossians 2:20-3:11             The commandment to obey God’s commandments, to not indulge the flesh, to not commit fornication, uncleanness, evil desire, covetousness (a form of idolatry), anger, malice, blasphemy, filthy language, lying, etc. are so numerous and so forceful in the Bible that they overwhelm me. Good!  They are meant to overwhelm the Old Man […]

November 11, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Trinity 23 – 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 […]

November 10, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Trinity 23 – Colossians 1:18-2:5

ShareColossians 1:18-2:5 Bigfoot.  The Bermuda Triangle.  UFOs.  Crop Circles.  Sock Disappearances. What is the greatest mystery in the world? My vote is for the one revealed in Colossians 1:27, which is Christ in us.  Biblically, speaking, a mystery is not so much an unsolved problem or a strange anomaly but something that once was hidden […]

November 9, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Monday of Trinity 23 – Colossians 1:1-17

ShareColossians 1:1-17 In verses 15-18 we have another great hymn of the faith which may or may not have originated with St. Paul.  It is strikingly similar to Revelation 4:11 which the creatures in heaven are singing, so it’s probably a good idea to get used to it while still here on earth! Paul sings […]

November 8, 2015 | 0 Comments More