Tag: New Covenant

Thursday of 1st Sunday after Trinity – Acts 10:1-23

Share “What God has cleansed you must not call common.” What a difficult truth for us to accept! Adam and Eve were the first ones who had difficulty with this.  God had made the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil holy, so He set it apart from the other trees, saying, “You can […]

June 13, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Trinity Sunday – Acts 7:1-16

ShareActs 7:1-16 When Stephen was accused by the Jews of blasphemous words against the Temple and the Law, how did Stephen defend himself? I’ll tell you what he didn’t do.  He didn’t try to offer scientific proof that Jesus rose from the dead.  He could have done something like that.  He could have begun by […]

June 3, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Friday of 1st Sunday after Easter – 1 Peter 2:18-25

Share1 Peter 2:18-25 One year when I was teaching freshman English at All Saints Episcopal school in Tyler, Texas, and we began the year by coordinating some of the literature with ancient history, I taught my students about Greek philosophy and religion so that they might understand Greek literature.  I had them compare and contrast […]

April 19, 2012 | 1 Comment More

Friday of the Second Sunday in Advent – Revelation 15

ShareRevelation 15 I love music!  I can’t think of a single person I know who doesn’t.  Even my daughter Gloria, when she was only one year old, loved to sing, and sung loudly and passionately and well (for a one-year old.)  She liked the Gloria at the end of the Holy Communion service, as well […]

December 8, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of the Second Sunday in Advent – Revelation 12

ShareRevelation 12 Who is this Woman, and who is this Child?  And who is the Dragon who wars against them both? As always, we should start with what’s certain, and that’s the Child, or the Son, and the Dragon.  The Child is a male Child, and therefore a Son, who is to rule the nations […]

December 5, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Monday of the Second Sunday in Advent – Revelation 11

ShareRevelation 11 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 […]

December 4, 2011 | 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 2, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of the First Sunday in Advent – Revelation 6

ShareRevelation 6  Sitting here in Fort Worth, Texas in 2009 when I’m originally writing this, upstairs in my study, looking out my window and seeing the nice new houses on my block, Revelation seems almost like a work of fantasy or science fiction.  If I believe it’s related to Christ’s opening the seals of the […]

November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of the Sunday Next Before Advent – 2 Peter 3:11-18

Share2 Peter 3:11-18             Have you heard the news?  Jesus Christ is coming again! This is one of God’s sure promises.  But if it’s true (and it is), then what kind of person should you be as a result? This is St. Peter’s great question to us today. Some in Peter […]

November 25, 2011 | 3 Comments More

Wednesday of the 13th Sunday after Trinity – 2 Corinthians 3

ShareYou and I are God’s love letter to the world.  That is St. Paul’s message this morning. “You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men; clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on […]

September 20, 2011 | 2 Comments More