Tag: predestination

Friday of Trinity 11 – Romans 11:1-21

ShareRomans 11:1-21 As with a lot of the book of Romans, the thorny issue of election and predestination sprouts up here in Romans 11.  But this time in a different way. This time, though St. Paul reminds us of Israel’s election (verse 28) and that the gifts and calling of God are irrevocable (verse 29), […]

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Tuesday of Trinity 11 – Romans 8:28-39

ShareRomans 8:28-39 This God is a strange person, unlike any human we’ve ever met.  It’s not just that He’s God and the Maker of the Universe and Omnipotent, Omnipresent, Omnitemporal, and Omniscient – those are scary and strange enough. It’s also that He’s so perfect and simple.  All that He Is, is also what He […]

August 8, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Pentecost (Whit Tuesday) – Acts 4:23-37

ShareActs 4:23-37 Compared to the early church – you’re all a bunch of secularists!  (And so am I.) First, a word about secularization.  I’ve done a lot of reading about the sociology of religion and have begun to now read church history more earnestly.  To my surprise, the Church is always in a mess.  But, […]

May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Monday of the 21st Sunday after Trinity – 2 Timothy 1:1-14

Share2 Timothy 1:1-14 I want to discuss predestination and free will this morning. There – that ought to wake some of us up! All throughout St. Paul’s incredible opening to his second letter to Timothy he asserts, side by side, two fundamental truths of life in Christ.  First, your salvation, your faith, and your good […]

October 25, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Trinity 11 – Romans 11:1-21

ShareRomans 11:1-21 As with a lot of the book of Romans, the thorny issue of election and predestination sprouts up here in Romans 11.  But this time in a different way. This time, though St. Paul reminds us of Israel’s election (verse 28) and that the gifts and calling of God are irrevocable (verse 29), […]

September 4, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Tuesday of Trinity 11 – Romans 8:28-39

ShareRomans 8:28-39 This God is a strange person, unlike any human we’ve ever met.  It’s not just that He’s God and the Maker of the Universe and Omnipotent, Omnipresent, Omnitemporal, and Omniscient – those are scary and strange enough. It’s also that He’s so perfect and simple.  All that He Is, is also what He […]

September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Pentecost (Whit Tuesday) – Acts 4:23-37

ShareActs 4:23-37 Compared to the early church – you’re all a bunch of secularists!  (And so am I.) First, a word about secularization.  I’ve done a lot of reading about the sociology of religion and have begun to now read church history more earnestly.  To my surprise, the Church is always in a mess.  But, […]

June 7, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Easter 3 – Ephesians 1:1-14

ShareEphesians 1:1-14 Have you ever been excited to be a part of something bigger than yourself?  To be in on a very important goal whose greatness brings you glory? In the book of Ephesians, we find that God has let us in on the Greatest Goal of All – to bring blessing to mankind, who […]

May 11, 2014 | 1 Comment More

January 11 – Romans 11:13-27

ShareRomans 11:13-27 As with a lot of the book of Romans, the thorny issue of election and predestination sprouts up here in Romans 11.  But this time in a different way. This time, though St. Paul reminds us of Israel’s election (verse 28) and that the gifts and calling of God are irrevocable (verse 29), […]

January 10, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Monday of the 21st Sunday after Trinity – 2 Timothy 1:1-14

Share2 Timothy 1:1-14 I want to discuss predestination and free will this morning. There – that ought to wake some of us up! All throughout St. Paul’s incredible opening to his second letter to Timothy he asserts, side by side, two fundamental truths of life in Christ.  First, your salvation, your faith, and your good […]

October 20, 2013 | 0 Comments More