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Wednesday of 2nd Sunday after Trinity – Acts 12:1-24

ShareActs 12:1-24 There are many ways to re-tell the story of Acts 12, but I’d like to tell it as a kind of a fairy tale, even though it is a true one. Once upon a time, there was an Evil King who tried to usurp the throne of the True King.  This Evil King […]

June 7, 2016 | 0 Comments More

January 9 – Acts 28:23-31

ShareActs 28:23-31 God certainly does work in mysterious ways His wonders to perform! Exhibit A: St. Paul, who began life not as St. Paul but as Saul of Tarsus: Scourge of the Christians.  Only after a most unlikely cosmic smackdown did Saul become Paul.  But it’s not just St. Paul who reveals God’s mysterious way […]

January 8, 2016 | 0 Comments More

January 8 – Acts 26:1, 13-23

ShareActs 26:1, 13-23 There are three aspects of the life of St. Paul that we must not confuse, or else we will become confused and ineffective as ministers in God’s Kingdom.  The first is the ministry that St. Paul received, the second is the scope of his ministry, and the third is the manner in […]

January 7, 2016 | 0 Comments More

January 7 – Acts 11:1-18

ShareActs 11:1-18 “What God has cleansed you must not call common” (verse 9). That is the message this morning. St. Peter had a hard time accepting that when God called all foods clean, he, Peter, had better stop calling some of them unclean (or “common” or “profane”). The Jews had a hard time accepting that […]

January 6, 2016 | 1 Comment More

The Epiphany of Christ – Romans 15:8-21

ShareRomans 15:8-21 The vast majority of you who are reading this are Gentiles and if so, God has a special message of hope for you this morning.  For this is the Day of Epiphany when the whole Church celebrates the revelation of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles.  More than just an asterisk in world or […]

January 5, 2016 | 2 Comments More

January 5, Epiphany Eve – Luke 3:15-22

ShareLuke 3:15-22 “What shall we do then?” Imagine that you are in 1st century Israel, minding your own business, groaning under the Roman Empire and looking with weariness and almost complacency for the Messiah. Suddenly, someone dressed in camel skins and a leather belt and eating bugs and bug by-products arrives in the region around […]

January 4, 2016 | 1 Comment More

January 4 – Hebrews 6:1-12

ShareHebrews 6:1-12 Once again, the writer of Hebrews gives us a terrible warning about the ultimate sin of apostasy, or turning from God, having once been enlightened.  Lest we become too snug and smug in our faith, we must remember the real possibility of our falling away from God.  This is not a merely hypothetical […]

January 3, 2016 | 1 Comment More

January 2 – Hebrews 4:1-13

ShareHebrews 4:1-13 Having chronic fatigue, I can definitely relate to rest.  It makes me tired just to think about it.  And yet what a heavenly concept! Unfortunately, we are a culture and a people who can find no rest. Despite having more leisure than most people have had and despite having labor-saving devices, our lives […]

January 2, 2016 | 1 Comment More

January 1 – Circumcision of Christ – Revelation 19:11-16

ShareCircumcision of Christ – Revelation 19:11-16 There was a little Jewish boy born many years ago and circumcised on the 8th day in accordance with the Law.  Such a small way to begin the biggest thing of all.  But that boy, as well all know, did not stay a boy, and His circumcision and keeping […]

December 31, 2015 | 0 Comments More

December 31 – 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 […]

December 30, 2015 | 0 Comments More