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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 | 0 Comments 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
Monday of Holy Week – John 14:15-31

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 […]

April 13, 2014 | 2 Comments More
Saturday in Lent 5 – John 13:1-17

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 […]

April 12, 2014 | 0 Comments More