Tag: the Cross

Friday of 1st Sunday after Easter – 1 Peter 2:18-25

Share1 Peter 2:18-25 One year when I was teaching freshman English at All Saints Episcopal school in Tyler, Texas, and we began the year by coordinating some of the literature with ancient history, I taught my students about Greek philosophy and religion so that they might understand Greek literature.  I had them compare and contrast […]

April 7, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Monday of 1st Sunday after Easter – 1 Peter 1:1-12

Share1 Peter 1:1-12  “Blessed are those that have not seen and yet have believed” (John 20:29). What?  What’s John 20 doing here in a meditation on 1 Peter1?  Is it so surprising that John and Peter (2 of the inner group of 3 disciples) should converse with each other? “Blessed are those that have not […]

April 3, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Good Friday – 1 Peter 2:11-25

Share1 Peter 2:11-25 One year when I was teaching freshman English at All Saints Episcopal school in Tyler, Texas, and we began the year by coordinating some of the literature with ancient history, I taught my students about Greek philosophy and religion so that they might understand Greek literature.  I had them compare and contrast […]

March 24, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Lent 4 – Mark 13:1-13

ShareMark 13:1-13 The situation that Jesus describes seems remotely close and familiar.  It stretches back to the first century A.D. and all the way into my little study here in Tyler, Texas in the 21st century (it still seems cool and futuristic to me to say that I live in the 21st century!)  What Jesus […]

March 8, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Tuesday of Lent 2, 2016 – John 10:1-30 – Part III

ShareJohn 10:1-30 – Part III Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd, both knows and leads His sheep.  But this knowledge (which is love) and this leading (which is love by serving) means that the Good Shepherd also gives His life for the sheep (verse 11 and 15). Jesus, the Good Shepherd, loves His sheep: He loves […]

February 22, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Septuagesima Sunday – Galatians 3:10-18

ShareGalatians 3:10-18 We’ve all heard of curses before, for they are the stuff of legends.  They say there was the Curse of the Bambino, so that the Red Sox were cursed from being able to win the World Series.  For reasons still unknown, that “curse” has been lifted, and they have now won the W.S. […]

January 30, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of the Sunday Next Before Advent – 2 Peter 2:10-22

Share2 Peter 2:10-22 We must be careful with the way we present the gospel of Jesus Christ.  I don’t just mean that we should avoid the errors of false teachers, which is obviously a critical task.  I also mean that we must take great care to present the entire gospel, in its full strength, and […]

November 25, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Monday of 5th Sunday in Trinity – Luke 9:46-62

ShareLuke 9:46-62 “But they did not receive Him, because His face was set for the journey to Jerusalem.” Well, that seems like a petty reason to reject Jesus!  To understand what this means, especially to us, it’s always wisest to look at the larger context.  At the beginning of Luke 9, Jesus sent out the […]

July 5, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Good Friday – John 19:1-37

ShareJohn 19:1-37 Though the Morning Prayer lesson for this morning is John 18, I’ve chosen to meditate on John 19 instead, which is the Proper lesson for the Good Friday service. “Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing?’ The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel […]

April 2, 2015 | 1 Comment More