Archive for February, 2016

Thursday of Lent 1 – John 10:1-30 – Part I

ShareJohn 10:1-30 – Part I I’m trying something a little different today.  Since I found so much to say about Jesus the Good Shepherd and us as the good sheep, and since the lectionary divides John 10 into several readings, I’m going to write an extended meditation on John 10 over the next 3 lessons, […]

February 17, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Lent 1 – Ember Wednesday – 2 Corinthians 4

Share2 Corinthians 4 Today is an Ember Day, Ember Days being days in which we are to focus on fasting and prayer.  On this Ember Wednesday, we contemplate our weakness and God’s strength, a truth brought home every time we fast or suffer any kind of deprivation.  In this way, Ember Days and 2 Corinthians […]

February 16, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Lent 1 – John 9:24-41

ShareJohn 9:24-41 I love the sighted man in John 9: he’s one of my favorite characters in all of the Bible.  He’s got guts, he’s got charm, and he knows how to poke disbelievers in Jesus Christ in the eye.  He had the kind of irrepressible attitude that all of the rest of us blind […]

February 15, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Lent 1 – John 9:1-23

ShareJohn 9:1-23 “I AM!” Jesus, being God, says.  I AM.  I exist.  I am the origin and source of all being.  I am the Creator and Sustainer of all reality.  I am before and after time and in time and outside of time.  I am the definition of love and beauty and truth and good. […]

February 14, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Saturday of Quinquagesima – John 8:45-59

ShareJohn 8:45-59 Jesus Christ is the most amazing mystery in the world! As we were reminded of yesterday, Jesus Christ is I AM, God Almighty Himself.  Just in case you missed it, He says it most clearly in 8:58.  The Jews still don’t understand Who HE IS, and so one last time (in this particular […]

February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Quinquagesima Sunday – John 8:12-44

ShareJohn 8:12-44 “Who are you?” This is the question the Jews asked Jesus.  To us, the answer may seem obvious.  It reminds me of an episode of Get Smart in which a man who was supposed to be dead re-appears. “Montabello!” Max Smart’s sidekick, 99, exclaims out of surprise. “Montabello!” another character gasps. “Who are […]

February 11, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Quinquagesima Sunday – John 8:1-11

ShareJohn 8:1-11 “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” What would it have been like to have heard these words from the lips of Jesus Christ?  Imagine that you are filled with guilt, true guilt.  You have been engaged in one of the most sinful behaviors known to mankind: adultery, the behavior […]

February 10, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Ash Wednesday – Luke 15:11-32

ShareLuke 15:11-32 “But what about me?” says the other son.  And with him I, too, say “Yeah, what about me?” More about the other son in a minute. But first, what about the prodigal son?  You realize, of course, that the little titles in your Bible are not inspired and are technically not part of […]

February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Quinquagesima Sunday – Galatians 6:11-18

ShareGalatians 6:11-18 “God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ” (verse 14). I’d like to talk about boasting this morning.  Sorry, guys, but I’m going to start with us.  We just seem to boast a lot more noisily, obviously, and in your face than women do.  What’s the […]

February 8, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Quinquagesima Sunday, 2016 – Galatians 6:1-10

ShareGalatians 6:1-10 “Bear one another’s burdens” (verse 2). “Each one shall bear his own load (verse 5). See!  I told you the Bible was full of contradictions!  To quote Bugs Bunny: What a maroon Paul must have been to contradict himself so obviously in just a few verses! I’m chuckling to myself as I pretend […]

February 7, 2016 | 0 Comments More