Archive for March, 2016

Monday of Holy Week – John 14:15-31

ShareJohn 14:15-31 As Jesus prepared to leave this world and ascend into heaven, He made sure that His ministry would continue from heaven.  To that end, the Spirit was sent by the Father through the Son to earth, so that the disciples of Jesus Christ may be blessed.  Entire theological treatises could and have been […]

March 20, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Saturday in Lent 5 – John 13:1-17

ShareJohn 13:1-17 This meditation is really a Maundy Thursday meditation, but here it is on the Saturday before Holy Week. Jesus says to you today: “A new commandment I give unto you, That you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another” (John 13:34).  This name, “Maundy Thursday,” comes […]

March 18, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Friday in Lent 5 – John 12:44-50

ShareJohn 12:44-50 I’ve got a radical idea!  Let’s try an experiment in reading this passage.  How would it enrich our understanding of God’s Word today and our understanding of our call to be the apostles (“sent ones”) and martyrs (“witnesses”) if we read Jesus’ loud cry of verses 44-50, substituting our names for His?  With […]

March 17, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Thursday in Lent 5 – John 12:34-43

ShareJohn 12:34-43 In this passage, John 12:34-43, we have one of the most striking contrasts between the presence and grace of God and the resistance of men to God. Then God said, “Let there be light, and there was light.  And God saw that the light was good; and God divided the light from the […]

March 16, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Tuesday in Lent 5 – John 12:12-19

ShareJohn 12:12-19 “Behold, your King is coming to you, lowly and riding on a donkey.” John’s Gospel doesn’t have the word “lowly,” as does Zechariah’s prophecy, but it is the word I most want to focus on this morning.  The disciples did not at this time understand these things.  Only after Jesus was glorified did […]

March 14, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Monday in Lent 5 – John 12:1-11

ShareJohn 12:1-11 I love the family from Bethany!  It was obvious how much the Lord loved them and how much they loved Him in return.  In this love, both that which is received and that which is given, they are a picture of our lives lived in communion and love with the Holy Trinity.  For […]

March 13, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Lent 4 – Mark 13:24-37

ShareMark 13:24-37 “Watch ye, for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cock-crowing, or in the morning: lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping!” These words are one of the opening sentences for Evening Prayer from the Prayer Book during the season of Advent, […]

March 11, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Lent 4 – Mark 13:14-23

ShareMark 13:14-23 For a number of reasons, I believe this passage and others like it are primarily about the cataclysmic events that happened in the first century.  Without belaboring the point, it’s worth noting that Jesus is talking to His first century disciples and assuming that they will not only understand these things but also […]

March 8, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Thursday of Lent 4 – Mark 13:1-13

ShareMark 13:1-13 The situation that Jesus describes seems remotely close and familiar.  It stretches back to the first century A.D. and all the way into my little study here in Tyler, Texas in the 21st century (it still seems cool and futuristic to me to say that I live in the 21st century!)  What Jesus […]

March 8, 2016 | 1 Comment More