Tag: faith

Tuesday of Trinity 13 – Matthew 2:1-12

ShareMatthew 2:1-12 I want to talk this morning about zombies. . . . Yes, zombies – you know, the living dead that you see in horror movies. I don’t watch a lot of movies compared to a lot of people, but in my time I’ve watched a number of strange movies.  One of them was […]

August 21, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Trinity 10 – Romans 5

ShareRomans 5 “Sweet!  I get to write a devotional on Romans 5!” The problem is that there’s too much fruit to pick.  Shall I stuff myself on the citrus variety, the lemons, limes, orange, and – or should I go exotic and delight in papayas, mangoes, and star fruit (or “carambola”)? Maybe later, I’ll digest […]

August 1, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Trinity 10 – Romans 4:13-25

Share I love history!  I love history because it is His Story, the story of God’s dealing with us.  But I also love history – and you should to. And don’t tell me about how much you don’t like or didn’t like history in school.  You think you had a bad history teacher?  You should […]

July 31, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Trinity 8 – Acts 27:9-26

ShareActs 27:9-26 “I believe God that it will be just as it was told me.” Is this a sentence that you can say in all honesty? Naturally, the difficulty in believing what God has told you would depend on several variables: how unlikely and improbable the statement is; how strong your faith is; how certain […]

July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Easter 5 (Rogation Monday) – James 1:1-17

ShareJames 1:1-17 Et tu, James?  You, too, along with St. Paul and others are commanding me to rejoice in my trials? To which St. James replies simply: “Exactly.” Do you think maybe God is trying to tell me (and you) something? Like St. Paul, St. James begins his letter not with a whimper but a […]

May 1, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Monday of 1st Sunday after Easter – 1 Peter 1:1-12

Share1 Peter 1:1-12  “Blessed are those that have not seen and yet have believed” (John 20:29). What?  What’s John 20 doing here in a meditation on 1 Peter1?  Is it so surprising that John and Peter (2 of the inner group of 3 disciples) should converse with each other? “Blessed are those that have not […]

April 3, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Thursday of Easter Week – John 20:24-31

ShareJohn 20:24-31 “Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed” (John 20:29). That’s us: we have not seen Jesus Christ in the flesh, and yet we believe.  If this is true for you today, then you are blessed! And yet how often are we like St. Thomas after all.  How often we […]

March 30, 2016 | 0 Comments More

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, […]

March 22, 2016 | 3 Comments More

Thursday of Lent 4 – Mark 13:1-13

ShareMark 13:1-13 The situation that Jesus describes seems remotely close and familiar.  It stretches back to the first century A.D. and all the way into my little study here in Tyler, Texas in the 21st century (it still seems cool and futuristic to me to say that I live in the 21st century!)  What Jesus […]

March 8, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Thursday of Lent 2 – John 11:17-27

ShareJohn 11:17-27 I wonder a lot about how the Gospel comes down to us in particular, pre-packaged forms.  I wonder about how it is that certain semi-official versions of the gospel became semi-official versions; about how and when John 3:16 became the verse of the Bible; about how Thomas became merely “Doubting Thomas”; about how […]

February 24, 2016 | 0 Comments More