Tag: Fr. Charles Erlandson

Friday of Epiphany 1 – Ephesians 3:14-21

ShareEphesians 3:14-21 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 […]

January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Epiphany 1 – Ephesians 3:1-13

ShareEphesians 3:1-13 “Wonder what mystery Dad’s working on now?” Joe asked. His brother Frank looked eagerly down the platform of the Bayport railroad station.  “It must be a very important case, the way Dad dashed off to Detroit.  We’ll know in a few minutes.” Both boys were wondering about a certain surprise their father had […]

January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Epiphany 1, 2015 – Ephesians 2:11-22

ShareEphesians 2:11-22 Open almost any page of almost any newspaper and you can’t help but be struck by the fact that the world is in chaos. We sent 1000s of our troops to Iraq because Saddam Hussein threatened the peace of the region and of the entire world.  We have 1000s more troops in many […]

January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of First Sunday after Epiphany – Ephesians 2:1-10

ShareEphesians 2:1-10 What would you give to a doctor who told you, when someone you love is at the point of death, that he could cure him?  That he would give him back his life – and not just for a few months hooked up to a roomful of machines and monitors – but that […]

January 12, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Monday of First Sunday after Epiphany – Ephesians 1

ShareEphesians 1 Have you ever been excited to be a part of something bigger than yourself?  To be in on a very important goal whose greatness brings you glory? In the book of Ephesians, we find that God has let us in on the Greatest Goal of All – to bring blessing to mankind, who […]

January 11, 2015 | 0 Comments More

January 10 – Colossians 2:6-19

ShareColossians 2:6-19 “God is absolutely sovereign, and man is accountable before Him.” This is such a major theme of the Bible that it appears in just about every nook and cranny of God’s revelation.  It’s an important truth to keep in mind as we look at baptism this morning. Baptism is, first of all, the […]

January 9, 2015 | 0 Comments More

January 9 – 1 John 1

Share1 John 1 1 John 1 could be called the Gospel of St. John because in it is contained the essence of the Good News of Jesus Christ.  The good news Great News is that God has made it possible for man to have eternal life with the Father.  Before, this was not the case, […]

January 8, 2015 | 0 Comments More

January 8 – Mark 9:2-13

ShareMark 9:2-13 My all-time favorite opening sentence from a work of fiction has to be the first line from Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis.  It goes like this: “As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.” Kafka proceeds in a perfectly deadpan fashion to […]

January 7, 2015 | 0 Comments More

January 7 – Matthew 3:13-17

ShareMatthew 3:13-17 Have any of you ever been a marked man – or woman? I mean, have you ever had the feeling that someone, perhaps because of something evil you’ve done and perhaps not, is just out to get you? Maybe you had an enemy who was hell-bent on tracking you down and seeing you […]

January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments More

The Epiphany – Matthew 2:1-12

ShareMatthew 2:1-12 There have always been 2 ways to respond to Jesus Christ: the wise way and the foolish way.  Isaiah 60 prophesied that the kings of the earth would come and bow down before Christ.  But there was at least one king who refused.  Herod the Great was a selfish and foolish man – […]

January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments More