Tag: persecution

Wednesday of Trinity 7 – Acts 23:25-24:9

ShareActs 23:25-24:9 Have you ever been falsely accused?  Have you ever been persecuted? I’ve lost track of how many times St. Paul was falsely accused or persecuted, but it’s a bunch – a big bunch! Jesus, his Master, predicted that such persecution would come, and Paul himself had been told that he would be put […]

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Tuesday of 5th Sunday after Trinity – Acts 18:12-23

ShareActs 18:12-23 I want to write a book today (along with the other dozen ones in my head) called Silent Saints.  It will be a book about people like John Keble who went about the trivial round and common tasks of their lives with great faith, perseverance, and joy, and yet aren’t remembered because they […]

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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 […]

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Thursday of Pentecost – Acts 5:12-42

ShareActs 5:12-42 There are 2 voices in your head. There are 2 guys perched on your shoulder, telling you what to do. We’ve all seen them in the movies and the cartoons – but face it: you’ve got those 2 guys on your shoulders as well. But don’t feel bad, so did the apostles of […]

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Saturday of Trinity 10 – Luke 21:5-19

ShareLuke 21:5-19  “They will lay their hands on you and persecute you.”  This is what Jesus promises to His disciples will happen to them.  If you’re like me, you probably think about this how this passage might apply to you in terms of hypotheticals.  “Some day, when things have gotten bad enough, I too may […]

August 15, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Trinity 16 – Matthew 10:16-31

ShareMatthew 10:16-31 I feel like Jonah running away.  I saw what today’s lesson was in Matthew 10 and ran smack dab in the middle of the difficult sayings of Jesus.  I thought about talking only about verses 30 and 31: they seemed pretty safe. Whenever Jesus spends time with His disciples, He gives them a […]

October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Trinity 7 – Acts 23:25-24:9

ShareActs 23:25-24:9 Have you ever been falsely accused?  Have you ever been persecuted? I’ve lost track of how many times St. Paul was falsely accused or persecuted, but it’s a bunch – a big bunch! Jesus, his Master, predicted that such persecution would come, and Paul himself had been told that he would be put […]

August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of 5th Sunday after Trinity – Acts 18:12-23

ShareActs 18:12-23 I want to write a book today (along with the other dozen ones in my head) called Silent Saints.  It will be a book about people like John Keble who went about the trivial round and common tasks of their lives with great faith, perseverance, and joy, and yet aren’t remembered because they […]

July 21, 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

Thursday of Pentecost – Acts 5:12-42

ShareActs 5:12-42 There are 2 voices in your head. There are 2 guys perched on your shoulder, telling you what to do. We’ve all seen them in the movies and the cartoons – but face it: you’ve got those 2 guys on your shoulders as well. But don’t feel bad, so did the apostles of […]

June 7, 2014 | 0 Comments More