Tag: family

Monday of 5th Sunday after Trinity – Acts 18:1-11

ShareActs 18:1-11 I can’t believe it!  Another amazing success story for the apostle Paul!  How did he get so lucky as to be able to swoop into a city, convert a lot of people in spite of persecution, and then leave to the next city to do it all over again? That’s the way it […]

June 26, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Wednesday of the Third Sunday in Advent – Matthew 28:11-20

ShareMatthew 28:11-20 Matthew 28:18-20 has rightly been called the Great Commission, for great it is. “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo I […]

December 15, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of the 20th Sunday after Trinity – 1 Timothy 5:1-16

Share1 Timothy 5:1-16 Today, St. Paul teaches us about a little known “office” in the early church: that of widow.  Paul’s extended commandments concerning widows are astonishing in two ways.  The first thing that astonishes me is how seriously the early church took its vocation to provide for widows (see also James 1:27.)  The second […]

October 20, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Monday of 17th Sunday after Trinity – 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28

Share1 Thessalonians 5:12-28 “Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss” (verse 26.) I’m sorry, but that sounds just plain weird to me.  And it is, at least to my own cultural ears and imagination, rooted in 20th century America. But might such an idea still have significance for us?  Though the cultural differences are […]

September 27, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Advent 2 – Mark 3:20-34

ShareMark 3:20-34 Today’s lesson is a lesson about family. What is a family?  We all know the answer to this question, but at its heart a family is a group of people who are related to one another.  The most immediate kind of family is, of course, the biological families we live in.  But the […]

December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Monday of 5th Sunday after Trinity – Acts 18:1-11

ShareActs 18:1-11 I can’t believe it!  Another amazing success story for the apostle Paul!  How did he get so lucky as to be able to swoop into a city, convert a lot of people in spite of persecution, and then leave to the next city to do it all over again? That’s the way it […]

July 20, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of the Third Sunday in Advent – Matthew 28:11-20

ShareMatthew 28:11-20 Matthew 28:18-20 has rightly been called the Great Commission, for great it is. “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo I […]

December 17, 2013 | 1 Comment More

Wednesday of the 20th Sunday after Trinity – 1 Timothy 5:1-16

Share1 Timothy 5:1-16 Today, St. Paul teaches us about a little known “office” in the early church: that of widow.  Paul’s extended commandments concerning widows are astonishing in two ways.  The first thing that astonishes me is how seriously the early church took its vocation to provide for widows (see also James 1:27.)  The second […]

October 15, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Monday of 16th Sunday after Trinity – 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28

Share1 Thessalonians 5:12-28 “Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss” (verse 26.) I’m sorry, but that sounds just plain weird to me.  And it is, at least to my own cultural ears and imagination, rooted in 20th century America. But might such an idea still have significance for us?  Though the cultural differences are […]

September 22, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday Advent 2 – Mark 3:20-34

ShareMark 3:20-34 Today’s lesson is a lesson about family. What is a family?  We all know the answer to this question, but at its heart a family is a group of people who are related to one another.  The most immediate kind of family is, of course, the biological families we live in.  But the […]

December 11, 2012 | 0 Comments More