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Friday of Easter Week – John 21:1-14

Friday of Easter Week – John 21:1-14

ShareJohn 21:1-14 “Come and eat breakfast,” Jesus said to His disciples.  And this is His word to you today as well.  “Come and break your fast from my presence and come back to me so that you might be fed and have life again.” But of course Jesus didn’t come right out and say this, […]

April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Thursday of Easter Week – John 20:24-31

Thursday of Easter Week – John 20:24-31

Share “Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed” (John 20:29). That’s us: we have not seen Jesus Christ in the flesh, and yet we believe.  If this is true for you today, then you are blessed! And yet how often are we like St. Thomas after all.  How often we have […]

April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Easter Wednesday – John 20:19-23

Easter Wednesday – John 20:19-23

ShareJohn 20:19-23 I might as well admit it right now: I’m secretly a 32nd degree Chicken.  If you’ve seen the back of my car, you might have noticed the telltale logo: a bird awkwardly running away from perceived danger. Some men are born fearless: either that, or just plain stupid.  It seems as if nothing […]

April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Easter Tuesday – John 20:11-18

Easter Tuesday – John 20:11-18

ShareJohn 20:11-18 What is it with these Marys and their devotion to Jesus?  There is Mary, His mother, of course, who treasured the things concerning Him in her heart.  There is Mary of Bethany who takes a jar of expensive perfume to anoint His feet with her hair and who sits at His feet when […]

April 21, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Easter Monday – John 20:1-10

Easter Monday – John 20:1-10

ShareJohn 20:1-10             What a joyful occasion is Easter: the high point of the Church year – the high point of our lives! And yet because we are mere humans, weak and sinful, there is a temptation to let Easter pass by one more year without it changing us in any way.  I therefore challenge […]

April 21, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Easter Even – Romans 6:3-11

Easter Even – Romans 6:3-11

ShareRomans 6:3-11 Our individual identity is something very precious to each of us.  Unfortunately, in our culture we find that often people don’t know who they are.  So they try counseling and alternative lifestyles.  They change hair and clothing styles.  Tattoos and body piercings are also attempts to create an identity. Jackie’s favorite channel on […]

April 18, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Good Friday – 1 Peter 2:11-25

Good Friday – 1 Peter 2:11-25

Share1 Peter 2:11-25 One year when I was teaching freshman English at All Saints Episcopal school in Tyler, Texas, and we began the year by coordinating some of the literature with ancient history, I taught my students about Greek philosophy and religion so that they might understand Greek literature.  I had them compare and contrast […]

April 17, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Maundy Thursday – John 17

Maundy Thursday – John 17

ShareJohn 17 The Church is the presence of Jesus Christ on the face of the earth. Once again, this is Jesus’ astounding message and prayer for His disciples this morning.  Do you marvel to behold the Son of God born of the Virgin Mary at Christmas time?  Do you rejoice to see that day come […]

April 16, 2014 | 4 Comments More
Wednesday of Holy Week – John 16:16-33

Wednesday of Holy Week – John 16:16-33

ShareJohn 16:16-33   “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it to you.” These are the words Jesus speaks this morning, and they are some of the last words Jesus ever spoke before He was crucified.  And I believe this with all my heart, […]

April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Tuesday of Holy Week – John 15:17-27

Tuesday of Holy Week – John 15:17-27

ShareJohn 15:17-27  “These things I command you, that you love one another” (verse 17). “And you also will bear witness, because you have been with Me from the beginning” (verse 27). Though Jesus says so many things to His disciples between these verses, as I was praying over this passage, these two verses converged to […]

April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments More