Tag: Give Us This Day

Monday of Trinity 13, 2016 – Matthew 1

ShareMatthew 1 “Hello, I’m your host, Guy Smiley.  And now it’s time to play Fun with Genealogies, that wacky Bible trivia game in which our contestants try to see who can come up with the most creative way to stay awake while reading biblical genealogies.  Last week we had a woman who stapled her eyelids […]

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Saturday of Quinquagesima Sunday – 1 Corinthians 2

Share St. Paul is making a very important argument here in I Corinthians 2, but if we treat the Bible as a collection of individual verses to cherry pick for argumentation or meditation, we’ll miss his point.  He seems to be arguing like this: No one knows the things of a man except the spirit […]

February 20, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Monday of Trinity 13 – Matthew 1

ShareMatthew 1 “Hello, I’m your host, Guy Smiley.  And now it’s time to play Fun with Genealogies, that wacky Bible trivia game in which our contestants try to see who can come up with the most creative way to stay awake while reading biblical genealogies.  Last week we had a woman who stapled her eyelids […]

September 14, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of 1st Sunday after Trinity – Acts 9:32-43

ShareActs 9:32-43 I want you to know that I died today. I thought someone should know. You might not have noticed, but it’s not really your fault.  You see: I’m a zombie.  I’m one of the millions who are seen every day, walking around as if they’re living, but who in reality are dead. Some […]

June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of 1st Sunday after Trinity – Acts 9:20-31

ShareActs 9:20-31 In Acts 9, Jesus Christ has raised up another man to minister in His Name: Paul.  We have a tendency to make heroes out of individuals and to treat them as individuals apart from the community that gives them life.  Since the age of print and the consequent desire to display oneself as […]

June 7, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Monday of 1st Sunday after Trinity – Acts 9:1-19

ShareActs 9:1-19 It’s funny sometimes how it’s possible for people to have entirely different impressions of the same person. This morning we celebrate the life of St. Paul, especially to celebrate his dramatic conversion to Jesus Christ.  St. Paul has been called many things by many people.  Some say that he was a homophobe – […]

June 7, 2014 | 3 Comments More

Saturday of Trinity Sunday – Acts 8:26-40

ShareActs 8:26-40 “’Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.’ This is desert.  So he arose and went.” “’Go near and overtake this chariot.’ So Philip ran to him, and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, ‘Do you understand what you are reading?’” Do you […]

June 7, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Friday of Trinity Sunday – Acts 8:5-25

ShareActs 8:5-25 Was the stoning of St. Stephen a good or a bad thing? Let me re-phrase that: was the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ a good or a bad thing? The two events are one and the same, united as they are by the Holy Spirit and the unity that Christ promised between Himself and […]

June 7, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Trinity Sunday – Acts 7:54-8:4

ShareActs 7:54-8:4 The Church, as the Body of Christ, is to continue to say and do the things Jesus Christ came to earth to say and do.  St. Stephen was a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ, an example for all Christians, for he followed his Master in all things.  I can’t think of anyone better […]

June 7, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Trinity Sunday – Acts 7:35-53

ShareActs 7:35-53 In Acts 7:35-53, St. Stephen hones in on his closing arguments.  While he begins by acting as a defense attorney, by the end of his sermon he is acting as a prosecutor.  It is this shocking reversal that must have caught his audience by surprise and provoked a response.  I’m sure Stephen was […]

June 7, 2014 | 0 Comments More