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Tuesday of 4th Sunday in Trinity – Luke 8:26-39

ShareLuke 8:26-39 The Christian life is a human exorcism in slow motion.  Because the speed at which God delivers us from ourselves is often slow, we often miss what God is doing in our lives. What would your life look like if you took it and sped it up so that a day passed in […]

June 29, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Monday of 4th Sunday in Trinity – Luke 8:16-25

ShareLuke 8:16-25 “For whoever has, to him more will be given; and whoever does not have, even what he seems to have will be taken from him.” What’s up with this passage?  Is this the same Jesus they’ve been telling us about?  He sounds like a kind of Robin Hood in reverse.  He seems like […]

June 29, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Saturday of Trinity 3 – Luke 8:1-15

ShareLuke 8:1-15 When I was a kid, I always wanted to be a mad scientist, mixing up different colored potions to unlock the mysteries of the universe. I guess my son Charlie must have gotten my genes because lately he’s wanted to know all about chemicals.  Of course, the fun part about chemistry isn’t all […]

June 26, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Friday of Trinity 3 – Luke 7:36-50

ShareLuke 7:36-50 I wonder sometimes if we really understand or remember how great the forgiveness of God is in our lives.  If we’re Christians, then surely we’re aware of how great God is and how grave and serious even a single sin against the Almighty and Holy One is.  Surely we’re aware of the many […]

June 25, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Trinity 3 – Luke 7:18-35

ShareLuke 7:18-35 I think God is trying to tell me something!  Once again, in Luke 7, we find people going out to meet Jesus and see who He is.  In this case, it is the messengers of John the Baptist, and once again we find people diligently searching for Jesus Christ and investigating who He […]

June 24, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Wednesday of Trinity 3 – Luke 7:11-17

ShareLuke 7:11-17 In the Beatles’ song, “She Said, She Said,” John Lennon sings, “I know what it’s like to be dead.” I, too, know what it’s like to be dead.  Maybe not quite.  I may not know what life is like for the dead (there are several ways of answering this).  But I do know […]

June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of 3rd Sunday in Trinity – Luke 7:1-10

ShareLuke 7:1-10 “I have not found such great faith, not even in the Church!” Jesus is saying this to us this morning, with regards to the centurion’s faith.  What the centurion did was so simple and so blessed, that I’ve taken a few notes. loves God’s people has built a synagogue for them has big […]

June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Monday of 3rd Sunday in Trinity – Luke 6:39-49

ShareLuke 6:39-49 Who is your favorite teacher you’ve ever had?  Most of us have at least one teacher who really made an impression on us for life.  How blessed I would feel if some of my former students, when asked who their favorite teacher ever was, answered Mr. Erlandson (or Mr. E. or E Machine). […]

June 21, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Saturday of Trinity 2 – Luke 6:27-38

ShareLuke 6:27-38 There are many great examples of love in the Bible.  There is the great erotic love of the Lover for his Beloved in the Song of Songs.  There is the great brotherly love of Jonathan for David, who, even though David was going to be made king instead of Jonathan, loved him like […]

June 19, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Friday of 2nd Sunday after Trinity – Luke 6:12-26

ShareLuke 6:12-26 Having been baptized and thus anointed as Prophet, Priest, and King, Jesus has begun demonstrating that the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand by His miracles.  In Luke 6, He begins a new phase of spreading the Kingdom He has come to establish: He begins to establish His Church. I want you to […]

June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments More