Tag: Body of Christ

Wednesday of 3rd Sunday after Trinity – Acts 14:19-28

ShareActs 14:19-28 “They stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing him to be dead.  However, when the disciples gathered around him, he rose up and went into the city” (Acts 14:19). Luke doesn’t make it clear that this is a miracle by which Paul was resuscitated.  But the passage is suspiciously flavored […]

June 14, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of 1st Sunday after Trinity – Acts 10:34-48

ShareActs 10:34-48 And so the miracle of Pentecost continues. Pentecost was not only a day of God’s visitation but also the ongoing reality of the spread of His kingdom.  In this passage, Peter connects what the Father has done through the Son with what the Son has done through the Spirit and what the Son […]

May 22, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Whitsun Eve (Day Before Pentecost) – Romans 8:12-18

ShareRomans 8:12-18 There is a lot of talk today about spirituality.  Everyone is seeking it.  Everyone wants it. But what is it? One definition that has been offered by a scholar who teaches classes on spirituality is that spirituality is “Striving for self-transcendence by seeking ultimate meaning.” Now who wouldn’t want that?  Doesn’t everyone want […]

May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Sunday after Ascension – Acts 3:11-26

ShareActs 3:11-26 “The former account I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach . . . .” In Luke’s Gospel he faithfully recorded all that Jesus began to do and teach, but here in the Acts of the Apostles he faithfully records what Jesus continued to do through His […]

May 11, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Ascension Eve (Wednesday of Easter 5) – Luke 24:44-53

ShareLuke 24:44-53 The last verses of the Gospel of St. Luke are the final measures of the greatest symphony ever written.  The final movement of St. Luke’s Symphony includes the last several chapters of Luke, and here in verses 36-53 we have the final resolution and bringing together of all the themes and actions Luke […]

May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Easter 4 – Ephesians 4:1-16

ShareEphesians 4:1-16  Brewster’s Millions was an idea for a movie so intriguing that Hollywood has made the movie 7 times, according to one critic!  Premise: In the 1945 version, a man must spend a million dollars in a month in order to receive an even greater inheritance later. In the 1985 version Montgomery Brewster must […]

April 24, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Easter – Ephesians 3:13-21

ShareEphesians 3:13-21 There are many kinds of Christians, but among those I’ve known are Lone Ranger Larry and Sunday Susan. Lone Ranger Larry has been taught that the church is an invisible collection of individuals who happen to meet together on Sundays.  He believes that God can be worshiped just as easily in one place […]

April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments More

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 […]

March 20, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Monday of Septuagesima Sunday – Galatians 1:1-10

ShareGalatians 1:1-10 Heresy begins not in the head but in the heart.  Show me a heretic, and most likely I’ll show you someone in rebellion against God.  Naturally, there are some who through ignorance follow false teachers.  But usually a turn from correct doctrine is a direct turn from God. This seems to be Paul’s […]

January 24, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Epiphany 1- John 2:13-25

ShareJohn 2:13-25 I love the fact that Jesus cleansed the Temple, and especially the fact that He made a whip of cords and overturned the tables and drove out the money changers from the Temple.  This single passage does more than perhaps any other passage to drive out of the Church the false images of […]

January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments More