Tag: the Church

Friday of Trinity 12 – Romans 15:1-16

ShareRomans 15:1-16 I love books.  At my last count (taken several years ago), I have over 2000 books now – and counting.  Every time we move (which has been way too often in the past), Jackie and I are struck by how many boxes of books there are to move.  Usually, I have to lift […]

August 18, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Trinity 10 – Romans 7:1-13

ShareRomans 7:1-13 “Wilt thou have this Woman to thy wedded wife, to live together after God’s ordinance in the holy estate of Matrimony?  Wilt thou love her, comfort her, honour, and keep her in sickness and in health; and forsaking all others, keep thee only unto her, so long as ye both shall live?” “I […]

August 4, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of 1st Sunday after Trinity – Acts 10:34-48

ShareActs 10:34-48 And so the miracle of Pentecost continues. Pentecost was not only a day of God’s visitation but also the ongoing reality of the spread of His kingdom.  In this passage, Peter connects what the Father has done through the Son with what the Son has done through the Spirit and what the Son […]

May 22, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Easter – Ephesians 3:13-21

ShareEphesians 3:13-21 There are many kinds of Christians, but among those I’ve known are Lone Ranger Larry and Sunday Susan. Lone Ranger Larry has been taught that the church is an invisible collection of individuals who happen to meet together on Sundays.  He believes that God can be worshiped just as easily in one place […]

April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Holy Week – John 14:15-31

ShareJohn 14:15-31 As Jesus prepared to leave this world and ascend into heaven, He made sure that His ministry would continue from heaven.  To that end, the Spirit was sent by the Father through the Son to earth, so that the disciples of Jesus Christ may be blessed.  Entire theological treatises could and have been […]

March 20, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Monday of Quinquagesima Sunday, 2016 – Galatians 6:1-10

ShareGalatians 6:1-10 “Bear one another’s burdens” (verse 2). “Each one shall bear his own load (verse 5). See!  I told you the Bible was full of contradictions!  To quote Bugs Bunny: What a maroon Paul must have been to contradict himself so obviously in just a few verses! I’m chuckling to myself as I pretend […]

February 7, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Sexagesima Sunday – Galatians 4:21-31

ShareGalatians 4:21-31 Life is filled with contrasts, especially the contrasts between the choices we have before us and the consequences of what we actually choose.  I was once the foreman of a sad civil case that was, in some ways, a tale of two mothers.  As the case developed, it became clear that the stepmother […]

February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Septuagesima Sunday – Galatians 3:1-9

ShareGalatians 3:1-9 Paul is so abundantly clear on the point that we are not justified by the works of the Law but by faith in Jesus Christ and that we receive the Spirit by faith and not by the Law that I won’t spend much time on it here.  In a different age, I would […]

January 28, 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

Friday of Epiphany 1- John 2:13-25

ShareJohn 2:13-25 I love the fact that Jesus cleansed the Temple, and especially the fact that He made a whip of cords and overturned the tables and drove out the money changers from the Temple.  This single passage does more than perhaps any other passage to drive out of the Church the false images of […]

January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments More