Tag: saints

Saturday of Trinity 12 – Romans 15:17-33

ShareRomans 15:17-33 What is it that we’re doing?  What are we doing with our lives?  Are we just breathing air, taking up space, occupying time, working to pay bills so we have a place to live so we can work to pay our bills . . . ? I know all of you have had […]

August 19, 2016 | 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 […]

July 12, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Easter 3 – Ephesians 2:11-22

ShareEphesians 2:11-22 Open almost any page of almost any newspaper and you can’t help but be struck by the fact that the world is in chaos. We sent 1000s of our troops to Iraq because Saddam Hussein threatened the peace of the region and of the entire world.  We have 1000s more troops in many […]

April 20, 2016 | 0 Comments 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

January 7 – Acts 11:1-18

ShareActs 11:1-18 “What God has cleansed you must not call common” (verse 9). That is the message this morning. St. Peter had a hard time accepting that when God called all foods clean, he, Peter, had better stop calling some of them unclean (or “common” or “profane”). The Jews had a hard time accepting that […]

January 6, 2016 | 1 Comment More

January 4 – Hebrews 6:1-12

ShareHebrews 6:1-12 Once again, the writer of Hebrews gives us a terrible warning about the ultimate sin of apostasy, or turning from God, having once been enlightened.  Lest we become too snug and smug in our faith, we must remember the real possibility of our falling away from God.  This is not a merely hypothetical […]

January 3, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Monday of 4th Sunday after Easter – Hebrews 11:32-40

ShareHebrews 11:32-40 Behold! how great a cloud of witnesses surrounds us! Behold what God accomplished through the faith and faithfulness of these saints and heroes and martyrs! On the one hand, through the faith of these saints, God worked mighty miracles so that kingdoms were subdued, righteousness was worked, the mouths of lions were stopped, […]

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Monday of the 2nd Sunday after Easter – Hebrews 6:1-12

ShareHebrews 6:1-12 Once again, the writer of Hebrews gives us a terrible warning about the ultimate sin of apostasy, or turning from God, having once been enlightened.  Lest we become too snug and smug in our faith, we must remember the real possibility of our falling away from God.  This is not a merely hypothetical […]

April 19, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Easter Week – Revelation 7:9-17

ShareRevelation 7:9-17 Who our heroes are tell us a lot about ourselves.  The heroes of a culture are the people we look up to, the people who inspire us.  They are the people we want to be like and try to imitate.  Judging from money and attention paid to people in our culture, and judging […]

April 10, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Thursday after Ash Wednesday – 1 Corinthians 1:1-17

Share1 Corinthians 1:1-17 Surprise!  Surprise!  St. Paul begins a letter of his by talking about the grace of God.  Paul is talking about grace, even when that may not appear to be the theological point he is making.  Paul begins his letter with the grace of God because that is the way the salvation has […]

February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments More