Tag: St. Paul

Saturday of Trinity 8 – Acts 28:16-31

ShareActs 28:16-31 Here is what Jesus Christ told Ananias, things which I’m sure He also told St. Paul: “He is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel.  For I will show him how many things he must suffer for My name’s sake” (Acts 9:15-16). Was […]

July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Trinity 8 – Acts 27:9-26

ShareActs 27:9-26 “I believe God that it will be just as it was told me.” Is this a sentence that you can say in all honesty? Naturally, the difficulty in believing what God has told you would depend on several variables: how unlikely and improbable the statement is; how strong your faith is; how certain […]

July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Quinquagesima Sunday – Galatians 6:11-18

ShareGalatians 6:11-18 “God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ” (verse 14). I’d like to talk about boasting this morning.  Sorry, guys, but I’m going to start with us.  We just seem to boast a lot more noisily, obviously, and in your face than women do.  What’s the […]

February 8, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Septuagesima Sunday – Galatians 2:1-10

ShareGalatians 2:1-10 Here, as is true so often, St. Paul demonstrates a principle that I have adopted as principle by which I live.  The principle is this: “Be inflexible in the essential things in life and flexible in the less essential things.” Paul is absolutely clear that Jesus Christ has revealed to him that not […]

January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Septuagesima Sunday – Galatians 1:11-24

ShareGalatians 1:11-24             “But it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles” (verse 15). This is an absolutely amazing statement!  But how many times have you read the book of Galatians and not […]

January 25, 2016 | 0 Comments More

January 8 – Acts 26:1, 13-23

ShareActs 26:1, 13-23 There are three aspects of the life of St. Paul that we must not confuse, or else we will become confused and ineffective as ministers in God’s Kingdom.  The first is the ministry that St. Paul received, the second is the scope of his ministry, and the third is the manner in […]

January 7, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Trinity 24 – Philippians 2:19-30

SharePhilippians 2:19-30 I want to be in one of St. Paul’s churches!  I want to be in a church where joy in Christ is found.  I want to be in a church where members consider themselves ministers of the mysteries of God and who boldly assert that, “For me to live is Christ!”  I want […]

November 18, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Trinity 22 – Philemon

SharePhilemon What a delight to get to read Philemon.  When left to our own devices, how many of us pick up the Bible one morning and say, “Hmmmm.   I think I’ll read the book of Philemon today!”? But I’m glad to be able to read it this morning and that our lectionary plan to read […]

November 4, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Tuesday of 16th Sunday after Trinity – 1 Thessalonians 2:1-13

Share1 Thessalonians 2:1-13 St. Paul’s ministry is both so fruitful and so apostolic that we might be tempted to think that such fruit is only for apostles, or bishops or pastors. Not so! While none of us will ever have the same apostolic ministry Paul had and very, very few will ever have the scope […]

September 21, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of 15th Sunday after Trinity – 2 Corinthians 13

Share2 Corinthians 13 In St. Paul’s final words of the two letters we have of his to the Corinthian church, Paul speaks of power and weakness in the Kingdom of God, especially as it relates to Christian ministry.  For those who are familiar with St. Paul’s writings, it will come as no surprise (even if […]

September 18, 2015 | 0 Comments More