Tag: sin

Wednesday of the 21st Sunday after Trinity – 2 Timothy 2:14-26

Share2 Timothy 2:14-26 For years, I spent my life as a Christian focusing on some of the most obvious sins in my own life.  It’s true, that the sin in our lives should be a daily focus, for without acknowledging our sins there can be no confession of sins or repentance, and without these, no […]

October 22, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of the 19th Sunday after Trinity – 1 Timothy 1:12-20

Share1 Timothy 1:12-20 Today’s lesson is really very simple.  Though St. Paul has much more to say, and though understanding more perfectly what he does say today will take time, in essence his teaching is a simple but life-changing one. It is this: First, that “This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, […]

October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Trinity 8 – Luke 17:11-19

ShareLuke 17:11-19 Sometimes, often – usually – God asks us to work with Him in answering our prayers.  We ask to be healed in body, and yet we are to make wise choices about our health and go to doctors.  We ask for forgiveness, and yet we must accept forgiveness and give it to others. […]

July 26, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of the 7th Sunday after Trinity – Luke 14:1-14

ShareLuke 14:1-14 I can’t tell the difference between love and humility. Most of us have been taught that the opposite of love is hate, and in some ways I suppose that is true.  But for the Christian, the true opposite of love (which is to give up self for the good of another) is pride […]

July 17, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Trinity 5 – Luke 11:14-28

ShareLuke 11:14-28 You might remember the Ajax White Knight, clad in silver armor, mounted on a white steed, and galloping valiantly down neighborhood streets zapping dirty laundry with his magic white lance to the tune of “Stronger than Dirt.”  Apparently, the inspiration for the White Knight campaign originated in a dream that the ad creator, […]

July 4, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of 4th Sunday after Easter – Hebrews 13:1-8

ShareHebrews 13:1-8 How are we to live, in light of Who Jesus Christ Is, and in light of His fiery glory?  How may we serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear (12:28)?  I’m glad you asked!  The writer of Hebrews has provided a mini-handbook of ways in which we should live, knowing that we […]

May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Easter Week – Philippians 3:7-16

SharePhilippians 3:7-16 Shhhh!  Do you hear it? Do you hear what I hear? Jesus Christ is calling you. He has called you to know the fellowship of His sufferings on Good Friday. He has called you to be conformed to His death on Good Friday as well. And He has called you to know Him […]

April 3, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Easter Monday – Luke 24:1-12

ShareLuke 24:1-12 2 + 2 = 4. Neil Armstrong was the 1st man on the moon. The ratio of your HDL cholesterol to your LDL cholesterol is known as your cardiac risk factor. Facts, facts, facts.  Our lives are filled with facts such as these. In school we memorize thousands of facts, and every day […]

March 31, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Monday of 5th Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 15:12-19

Share1 Corinthians 15:12-19 “Theology’s not important.”  I’ve heard a lot of statements to that effect before. Well, here’s a little theology: Jesus Christ is risen! No, not a little theology, a lot of theology.  So central is the Resurrection of Jesus Christ which we will celebrate in Easter in two short weeks, and which we […]

March 17, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Quinquagesima Sunday – Mark 9:38-50

ShareMark 9:38-50 Hell!  No, I’m not saying this as a curse but as a reminder of this terrible place.  Hell is an idea that has been tamed.  The fact that we can so easily say “Hell!” as a curse, and not as an exclamation about the place of God’s judgment, is an indicator that our […]

February 10, 2013 | 1 Comment More