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Wednesday of 2nd Sunday after Trinity – Acts 12:1-24

ShareActs 12:1-24 There are many ways to re-tell the story of Acts 12, but I’d like to tell it as a kind of a fairy tale, even though it is a true one. Once upon a time, there was an Evil King who tried to usurp the throne of the True King.  This Evil King […]

June 7, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Lent 1 – John 9:1-23

ShareJohn 9:1-23 “I AM!” Jesus, being God, says.  I AM.  I exist.  I am the origin and source of all being.  I am the Creator and Sustainer of all reality.  I am before and after time and in time and outside of time.  I am the definition of love and beauty and truth and good. […]

February 14, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Monday of Trinity 24 – Philippians 1:1-11

SharePhilippians 1:1-11 In spite of all the other elements in the story, The Lord of the Rings is perhaps a story more about fellowship than anything else.  In fact, the second volume of the trilogy is even called The Fellowship of the Ring. In that story, great fellowship takes place among many different kinds of […]

November 15, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Trinity 23 – Colossians 3:18-4:18

ShareColossians 3:18-4:18 Today St. Paul confronts us with one of the most difficult but most important of Christian teachings: humility and contentment.  Verse 18 through 4:1 are really part 2 of what Paul had to say yesterday in verse 17 regarding doing all things in the name of the Lord and giving thanks to God […]

November 13, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Trinity 23 – Colossians 3:12-17

ShareColossians 3:12-17 Yesterday, we heard about putting on the New Man and the work of sanctification.  In Colossians 3:12-17, St. Paul gives us more detailed advice for how to put on Jesus Christ. I believe that God is the Creator of all and that Satan can only corrupt.  I imagine Him looking at what God […]

November 12, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Trinity 23 – Colossians 2:20-3:11

ShareColossians 2:20-3:11             The commandment to obey God’s commandments, to not indulge the flesh, to not commit fornication, uncleanness, evil desire, covetousness (a form of idolatry), anger, malice, blasphemy, filthy language, lying, etc. are so numerous and so forceful in the Bible that they overwhelm me. Good!  They are meant to overwhelm the Old Man […]

November 11, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Trinity 23 – 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 […]

November 10, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Trinity 23 – Colossians 1:18-2:5

ShareColossians 1:18-2:5 Bigfoot.  The Bermuda Triangle.  UFOs.  Crop Circles.  Sock Disappearances. What is the greatest mystery in the world? My vote is for the one revealed in Colossians 1:27, which is Christ in us.  Biblically, speaking, a mystery is not so much an unsolved problem or a strange anomaly but something that once was hidden […]

November 9, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Monday of Trinity 23 – Colossians 1:1-17

ShareColossians 1:1-17 In verses 15-18 we have another great hymn of the faith which may or may not have originated with St. Paul.  It is strikingly similar to Revelation 4:11 which the creatures in heaven are singing, so it’s probably a good idea to get used to it while still here on earth! Paul sings […]

November 8, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Trinity 22 – 3 John

Share3 John In 3 John, the apostle of love repeats his theme of love in truth and love of truth. For John, love = truth and truth = love.  In 3 John, this equation is manifest as in 2 John, only this time instead of being spoken of as true of a church, John portrays […]

November 6, 2015 | 0 Comments More