Tag: spiritual gifts

Wednesday of 2nd Sunday after Easter – 1 Peter 4:7-11

Share1 Peter 4:7-11 The Lord’s Prayer is a microcosm of our spiritual lives.  It’s easy for it to become boring, repetitive, and stale, but for those who are laboring to see and serve the Lord, it’s always new.  There is always some new way of looking at it that gives new meaning in my life.  […]

April 12, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Thursday of 1st Sunday after Trinity – Luke 4:1-13

ShareLuke 4:1-13 I find Luke 4, in which the temptation of Christ occurs, to be one of the most humorous passages in the Bible.  It’s not actually the temptation itself but the way the events leading up to the temptation that make me laugh.  After Jesus has been baptized, the very next thing that happens […]

June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Pentecost Sunday – 1 Corinthians 12:1-13

Share1 Corinthians 12:1-13 Have you ever wanted to be a superhero?  I wrote a novel when I was in college about a guy name Tom Noone who wanted to be a superhero – but that’s a different story!  Growing up, I liked the Hulk, among other superheroes.  My favorite villain was the Hulk’s nemesis, the […]

May 25, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Pentecost Sunday – 1 Corinthians 3:9-17

Share1 Corinthians 3:9-17 In I Corinthians 3:16 St. Paul makes a startling statement that, if we truly understood it, should make your whole body tingle with electricity.  For he asks:  “Do you not know that you are the temple of God?”  The meaning of Pentecost is this: the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ has filled […]

May 25, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Friday of 4th Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 14:26-40

Share1 Corinthians 14:26-40 God has made us one Body out of many members.  He has given each of us different gifts that are supposed to work all together for the edification of the Body and the glory of God.  But we know that humanly speaking if you just gather together a lot of people who […]

March 18, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Wednesday of 4th Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 14:1-12

Share1 Corinthians 14:1-12 In St. Paul’s fascinating discussion of the gifts of tongues and prophecies we sometimes miss the main point of his words.  He wasn’t producing a manual on these gifts or defining exactly what they were (I wish he had!)  His main point, not surprisingly, is that use the spiritual gifts we have […]

March 17, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of 3rd Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 12:1-11

Share1 Corinthians 12:1-11 Have you ever wanted to be a superhero? I wrote a novel when I was in college about a guy name Tom Noone who wanted to be a superhero named Zolton – but that’s a different story! Growing up, I liked the Hulk, among other superheroes.  My favorite villain was the Hulk’s […]

March 13, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Trinity 22 – Matthew 25:14-30

ShareMatthew 25:14-30 Having paid close attention to the last 3 chapters of Matthew’s Gospel, this parable strikes me in a different way today.  Jesus is still talking in that long red-letter passage about when “these things shall be,” of which the disciples inquired.  He’s still talking about what He is about to do: His Crucifixion, […]

November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of 2nd Sunday after Easter – 1 Peter 4:7-11

Share1 Peter 4:7-11 The Lord’s Prayer is a microcosm of our spiritual lives.  It’s easy for it to become boring, repetitive, and stale, but for those who are laboring to see and serve the Lord, it’s always new.  There is always some new way of looking at it that gives new meaning in my life.  […]

May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of 1st Sunday after Trinity – Luke 4:1-13

ShareLuke 4:1-13 I find Luke 4, in which the temptation of Christ occurs, to be one of the most humorous passages in the Bible.  It’s not actually the temptation itself but the way the events leading up to the temptation that make me laugh.  After Jesus has been baptized, the very next thing that happens […]

May 31, 2013 | 1 Comment More