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Saturday of Trinity 10 – Romans 8:1-17

ShareRomans 8:1-17 Imagine that your house is a single cell that measures 6 X 8 feet. In your house, you have a bed, table, chair, locker, a few shelves, lights and a window. You have access to a community bathroom located at the end of the hallway.  Every day at 7:00 am, 11:30 am, 5:00 […]

August 5, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Sunday after Ascension – Acts 2:22-36

ShareActs 2:22-36 “I will show wonders in heaven above and signs in the earth beneath: blood and fire and vapor of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon to blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord” (Joel 2:30-31; Acts 2:19-20). And on the Monday after […]

May 8, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of 1st Sunday after Easter – Hebrews 3

ShareHebrews 3 Good day, partakers of Jesus Christ!  Partakers, that is, if you hold the beginning of your confidence steadfast to the end and if you do not depart from the living God.  But I am persuaded of better things for you. God has called you to be a partaker of Jesus Christ.  If you […]

April 15, 2015 | 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 29, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Trinity 16 – Matthew 10:16-31

ShareMatthew 10:16-31 I feel like Jonah running away.  I saw what today’s lesson was in Matthew 10 and ran smack dab in the middle of the difficult sayings of Jesus.  I thought about talking only about verses 30 and 31: they seemed pretty safe. Whenever Jesus spends time with His disciples, He gives them a […]

September 25, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Quinquagesima Sunday – John 8:12-44

ShareJohn 8:12-44 “Who are you?” This is the question the Jews asked Jesus.  To us, the answer may seem obvious.  It reminds me of an episode of Get Smart in which a man who was supposed to be dead re-appears. “Montabello!” Max Smart’s sidekick, 99, exclaims out of surprise. “Montabello!” another character gasps. “Who are […]

February 23, 2012 | 1 Comment More

Monday of Epiphany 1 – John 1:1-18

ShareJohn 1:1-18 Years ago one Christmas, in my adventures with a friend of mine, we stumbled across the New Mexico town of Madrid. Madrid had formerly been a coal mining town and then a ghost town, and most recently artists had started to re-colonize it.  But back in the 1930s Madrid had a spectacular display of […]

January 8, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of the 18th Sunday after Trinity – James 4:1-12

ShareJames 4:1-12 In the beginning of Chapter 4, James unveils the lowest layer, the very foundation, of our spiritual warfare: it is the battle within each of us between pride and humility.  All throughout the Bible, the two paths a man may walk are presented in terms of a binary choice.  In Genesis 3, it […]

October 28, 2011 | 1 Comment More