Tag: heaven

Tuesday of 1st Sunday after Easter – 1 Peter 1:13-25

Share1 Peter 1:13-25 Yesterday, I lamented the temporal condition in which I find myself: that the fullness of life and glory and joy lie in the future, while I lie here in the burdened present.  But I’m O.K.  I made my peace with it.  By faith, I understand what glory God has in store for […]

April 4, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Monday of Lent 4 – Mark 12:18-27

ShareMark 12:18-27 I’m glad that here, towards the end of Lent and even before Easter, we are able to celebrate the resurrection.  The main point of Jesus’ answer to the Sadducees was, of course, that there is indeed a resurrection from the dead to eternal life.  This is so plain from the New Testament that […]

March 6, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Saturday of 1st Sunday in Advent – Revelation 10

ShareRevelation 10 Revelation 10 is a fascinating passage in Revelation – so are they all fascinating passages.  But I find Revelation 10 to be of great interest because in it, Jesus Christ is revealed to be the fulfillment of the entire Old Testament, that is, Old Covenant.  If one has read the Old Testament well, […]

December 4, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Trinity 10 – Luke 20:27-40

ShareLuke 20:27-40 It’s refreshing to see the words and logic of someone else besides the Pharisees fail.  This time it’s the Sadducees.  Actually, after Jesus decisively answers the Sadducees, it is really Strike Three.  In Luke 20:1-8, the chief priests and scribes take a swing at Jesus and miss.  In Luke 20:20-26, it’s a swing […]

August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Friday of the Sunday after the Ascension – Revelation 21:9-27

ShareRevelation 21:9-27 I love playing the word association game.  If someone says “Light,” then I might say “Dark.”  If they say “Black,” I might say “White.”  Actually, knowing me, I’ll go out of my way to find something to say other than the obvious.  If you said “White,” I’d be more likely to say something […]

May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of the Sunday after the Ascension – Revelation 11:15-19

ShareRevelation 11:15-19 In Revelation 11, St. John continues his theme of the destruction of the Old Covenant and the birth of the New Covenant.  The Mystery of God has been accomplished (or revealed), as the gospel is preached (Revelation 10:7).  What is this Mystery?  It is the revelation of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  According […]

May 18, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Monday of the 3rd Sunday after Easter – Hebrews 9:15-27

ShareHebrews 9:15-27 “For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are the copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us” (verse 24). Jesus Christ, the spotless Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world, is the perfect sacrifice […]

April 26, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Monday Before Easter, Holy Week – John 14:1-14

ShareJohn 14:1-14 Many definitions have been given for postmodernism.  To some, it is the end of the Enlightenment project with its belief in never-ending progress based on man’s reason, or the end of a single, overarching “metanarrative” that encompasses all of reality, or the belief that there is no inherent meaning in the universe because […]

March 29, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Thursday of 5th Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 15:50-58

Share1 Corinthians 15:50-58 We have a brief and somewhat variable form of Evening Prayer in my house every evening after dinner.  Sometimes, when I’m instructing the children about the Bible lesson for the day and I’m struck by a particularly startling revelation which I think they’ll delight in, I yell in a stage whisper: “Secret!” […]

March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of 5th Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 15:35-49

Share1 Corinthians 15:35-49 For multiple millennia many men have done much mental maneuvering trying to meditate on the meaning of heaven.  Others have been content to allow the question to answer itself on the Great Day when we shall be caught up in the heavenlies with Christ Himself and shall know even as we are […]

March 24, 2015 | 1 Comment More