Tag: salvation

Thursday of Trinity 11 – Romans 10

ShareRomans 10 What were you thinking about right before you started to read Give Us This Day this morning (today)? What’s the default mode of your inner existence?  When the distractions of the world are stripped away and you lie awake and still at night, what whispers in your ears and heart? The word that […]

August 10, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Lent 3 – Mark 10:46-52

ShareMark 10:46-52 How wonderful it is when a blind man receives his sight, and how tragic when a sighted man goes blind! How wonderful it is when a lost man is saved, and how tragic it is when one who was saved begins to get lost! Blind Bartimaeus is a picture (for those who have […]

March 1, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Lent 1 – John 9:1-23

ShareJohn 9:1-23 “I AM!” Jesus, being God, says.  I AM.  I exist.  I am the origin and source of all being.  I am the Creator and Sustainer of all reality.  I am before and after time and in time and outside of time.  I am the definition of love and beauty and truth and good. […]

February 14, 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

Thursday of 18th Sunday after Trinity – James 2:14-26

ShareJames 2:14-26 Sola Fide!  Faith alone!  That was one of the rallying cries made by the Protestant Reformers in the 16th century.  The slogan “faith alone” was particularly popularized by Martin Luther in his violent reaction to the abuses of the Roman Catholic Church. As a consequence, for some centuries now Protestants have been strongly […]

October 7, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of 17th Sunday after Trinity – 2 Thessalonians 2:13-3:5

Share2 Thessalonians 2:13-3:5 I had a long, hard day yesterday.  I wanted to wake up this morning and have somebody pat me on the back and say what a good boy I’ve been.  I wanted someone to fawn all over me. But no-o-o-o! Once again, St. Paul has to go and make it all about […]

September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments More

14th Sunday after Trinity – 2 Corinthians 8:1-15

Share2 Corinthians 8:1-15 It is so easy to speak of love and so difficult to live it out.  If we reflect for a moment about what has been a consistent theme of St. Paul’s in 2 Corinthians, the passage this morning will become even more outrageously challenging to us. 2 Corinthians 1:4 – God “comforts […]

September 9, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Monday of the 14th Sunday After Trinity – 2 Corinthians 6:1-10

Share2 Corinthians 6:1-10 There are two main points St. Paul is making that I want to draw together.  The first is the blunt truth that every day is the day of salvation.  One of the most serious mistakes the modern Church makes is in teaching and acting as if salvation is a momentary instant.  So […]

September 6, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Saturday of 5th Sunday after Easter – 2 Thessalonians 2:13-3:5

Share2 Thessalonians 2:13-3:5 Let’s give thanks to God for His kingdom and His power and His glory revealed in us.  Let’s show the world His kingdom and power and glory by leading holy, Spirit-filled, Word-filled lives! Today’s passage is an interesting one because instead of praising the Thessalonians as he has done before, Paul gives […]

May 15, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Tuesday of Epiphany 3 – Philippians 2:12-18

SharePhilippians 2:12-18 There is probably no better description of the truth both of God’s sovereignty and grace and our responsibility to respond faithfully to this grace than Philippians 2:12-13.  As I was growing up, my Dad often referred to this verse, and I wondered if it were his all-time favorite because he got a lot […]

January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments More