Archive for September, 2016

Wednesday of Trinity 15 – Matthew 8:1-13

ShareMatthew 8:1-13             Have you ever met someone who had a commanding sense of authority?  An authority so great that everyone around silently took notice and responded to the mere physical presence of this person? When I first began my career as a teacher my senior year in college as a student teacher, it became […]

September 6, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Trinity 15 – Matthew 7:13-29

ShareMatthew 7:13-29 When I lived in England with my family for 10 months several years ago (to begin my Ph.D. work at Lancaster University), we lived in student housing.  We had a family flat, which wasn’t too bad – except that it was on the fourth floor.  One of the most memorable experiences, and not […]

September 5, 2016 | 2 Comments More

Monday of Trinity 15 – Matthew 7:1-14

ShareMatthew 7:1-14 God.  What does this word mean to you?  When you think of God, what are the first images, thoughts, and feelings you experience?  What stands out as His most important characteristic? I’ll give you my answers – but no cheating!  When I think of “God,” sometimes He is a concept I’ve been taught […]

September 4, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Trinity 14 – Matthew 6:19-34

ShareMatthew 6:19-34              “You cannot serve two masters.” You cannot serve both God and wealth, and you cannot serve both God and self. You’ve heard the saying, from old Westerns, “This town ain’t big enough for the both of us.”  Well, your life ain’t big enough for 2 opposing masters. So who’s your master?  Who […]

September 2, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Trinity 14 – Matthew 6:1-18

ShareMatthew 6:1-18 Jesus spoke at length about 3 spiritual disciplines that He assumes His disciples are practicing.  These 3 disciplines Jesus preaches on are 3 that have for centuries been a part of Lent, as well as a fundamental part of the Christian life as a whole until the time of the Reformation. Can you […]

September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments More