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Friday of Trinity 14 – Matthew 6:1-18

ShareMatthew 6:1-18 Jesus spoke at length about 3 spiritual disciplines that He assumes His disciples are practicing.  These 3 disciplines Jesus preaches on are 3 that have for centuries been a part of Lent, as well as a fundamental part of the Christian life as a whole until the time of the Reformation. Can you […]

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Friday of Trinity 13 – Matthew 4:1-11

ShareMatthew 4:1-11  Baptism-Fasting-Feasting. This is the pattern of the life of Christ in Matthew 4, and it is the pattern of our lives as well.  You can even see this pattern in the Church Year that the church has created and preserved.  Advent and Christmas are kinds of baptisms or new beginnings: Advent is the […]

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Wednesday of Sunday after Ascension, 2016 – Acts 3:1-10

ShareActs 3:1-10 Have you ever noticed that God seems to especially visit those who are spiritually prepared, especially those who have devoted themselves to a life of prayer? Do you remember how Hannah was in bitterness of soul and prayed to the Lord, weeping in anguish, and pouring out her soul before the Lord?  Because […]

May 10, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Easter Week – John 21:1-14

ShareJohn 21:1-14 “Come and eat breakfast,” Jesus said to His disciples.  And this is His word to you today as well.  “Come and break your fast from my presence and come back to me so that you might be fed and have life again.” But of course Jesus didn’t come right out and say this, […]

March 31, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Sexagesima Sunday – Mark 9:14-29

ShareMark 9:14-29 Today we hear another lesson about the growth of the disciples of Jesus Christ, which means us.  Faith and faithfulness are not an On/Off switch so that you either perfectly have faith or perfectly don’t.  Our faith is partial most of the time: it is not perfect yet.  For this reason, it is […]

February 9, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Trinity 14 – Matthew 6:1-18

ShareMatthew 6:1-18 Jesus spoke at length about 3 spiritual disciplines that He assumes His disciples are practicing.  These 3 disciplines Jesus preaches on are 3 that have for centuries been a part of Lent, as well as a fundamental part of the Christian life as a whole until the time of the Reformation. Can you […]

September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Trinity 13 – Matthew 4:1-11

ShareMatthew 4:1-11  Baptism-Fasting-Feasting. This is the pattern of the life of Christ in Matthew 4, and it is the pattern of our lives as well.  You can even see this pattern in the Church Year that the church has created and preserved.  Advent and Christmas are kinds of baptisms or new beginnings: Advent is the […]

September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Sunday after Ascension – Acts 3:1-10

ShareActs 3:1-10 Have you ever noticed that God seems to especially visit those who are spiritually prepared, especially those who have devoted themselves to a life of prayer? Do you remember how Hannah was in bitterness of soul and prayed to the Lord, weeping in anguish, and pouring out her soul before the Lord?  Because […]

June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Easter Week – John 21:1-14

ShareJohn 21:1-14 “Come and eat breakfast,” Jesus said to His disciples.  And this is His word to you today as well.  “Come and break your fast from my presence and come back to me so that you might be fed and have life again.” But of course Jesus didn’t come right out and say this, […]

April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Sexagesima Sunday – Mark 9:14-29

ShareMark 9:14-29 Today we hear another lesson about the growth of the disciples of Jesus Christ, which means us.  Faith and faithfulness are not an On/Off switch so that you either perfectly have faith or perfectly don’t.  Our faith is partial most of the time: it is not perfect yet.  For this reason, it is […]

February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments More