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Monday Before Easter, Holy Week – John 14:1-14

ShareJohn 14:1-14 Many definitions have been given for postmodernism.  To some, it is the end of the Enlightenment project with its belief in never-ending progress based on man’s reason, or the end of a single, overarching “metanarrative” that encompasses all of reality, or the belief that there is no inherent meaning in the universe because […]

March 29, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of 5th Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 16:15-24

Share1 Corinthians 16:15-24 Every Christian household should be transformed into a house of God.  Christian households are the backbone, the foundation, of the Christian church, and if they are not consecrated to the Lord, then the Church herself will be weak and sickly.  Sadly, in the 21st century American church, both Church and family are […]

March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Friday of 5th Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 16:1-14

Share1 Corinthians 16:1-14 “Let all that you do be done with love” (verse 14.)  This is a fitting summary of Paul’s first letter to the Corinthian: a fitting summary of the corpus of Paul’s letters of love and labors of love; and a fitting summary, indeed, of the Law and the Gospel. Jesus Christ Himself, […]

March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of 5th Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 15:50-58

Share1 Corinthians 15:50-58 We have a brief and somewhat variable form of Evening Prayer in my house every evening after dinner.  Sometimes, when I’m instructing the children about the Bible lesson for the day and I’m struck by a particularly startling revelation which I think they’ll delight in, I yell in a stage whisper: “Secret!” […]

March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of 5th Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 15:35-49

Share1 Corinthians 15:35-49 For multiple millennia many men have done much mental maneuvering trying to meditate on the meaning of heaven.  Others have been content to allow the question to answer itself on the Great Day when we shall be caught up in the heavenlies with Christ Himself and shall know even as we are […]

March 24, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Tuesday of 5th Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 15:20-34

Share1 Corinthians 15:20-34 My life is a frustrating and confusing one.  God loves me and has redeemed me and even sent His Holy Spirit to dwell in me – and yet I still sin.  I have been raised with Christ to everlasting life, and yet my body will still see death.  When saints in Christ […]

March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Monday of 5th Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 15:12-19

Share1 Corinthians 15:12-19 “Theology’s not important.”  I’ve heard a lot of statements to that effect before. Well, here’s a little theology: Jesus Christ is risen! No, not a little theology, a lot of theology.  So central is the Resurrection of Jesus Christ which we will celebrate in Easter in two short weeks, and which we […]

March 22, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Saturday of 4th Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Share1 Corinthians 15:1-11 I haven’t read a lot of philosophy, only excerpts here and there, but one of my favorite philosophers is that great mid-20th century philosopher: Popeye. Now before you laugh – well I guess it’s too late for that . . . .  But Popeye was making a profound philosophical comment when he […]

March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Friday of 4th Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 14:26-40

Share1 Corinthians 14:26-40 God has made us one Body out of many members.  He has given each of us different gifts that are supposed to work all together for the edification of the Body and the glory of God.  But we know that humanly speaking if you just gather together a lot of people who […]

March 18, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Thursday of 4th Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 14:12-25

Share1 Corinthians 14:12-25 St. Paul is a bulldog!  Even in discussing the use of God’s gifts, which could easily be hoarded for self, Paul’s focus is so clearly on what is edifying to others.  This is why St. Chrysostom says: “The building up of the church is Paul’s touchstone in everything he says.”  This desire […]

March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments More