Tag: the Law

Saturday of 3rd Sunday after Trinity – Acts 15:22-35

ShareActs 15:22-35 How do you behave when problems occur, especially with difficult people?  Though the Acts of the Apostles wasn’t written to be a textbook on sociology or a self-help book on how to win friends and influence people, we can learn a lot by observing how the early church behaved.  I, for one, am […]

June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Sexagesima Sunday – Galatians 3:19-29

ShareMonday of Sexagesima Sunday – Galatians 3:19-29 I love the considerable time I’ve spent teaching children.  I remember that one of the memories that motivated me to become a teacher was an experience in tutoring that I had in 4th grade.  There was a kid in my class named Ulitt Johnson, and the teacher had […]

January 31, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Septuagesima Sunday – Galatians 2:11-21

ShareGalatians 2:11-21 Theologically, I say with St. Paul that “a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ.”  Devotionally, which is to say theologically in a personal and applied way, I say with St. Paul, “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who […]

January 27, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of 18th Sunday after Trinity – James 2:1-13

ShareJames 2:1-13 The human ability to pick and choose what we pay attention to is astonishing.  In terms of the never-ending torrent of sensory input that washes over us each day, it’s a good thing that we have this selectivity.  Sometimes it keeps us from being overwhelmed and distracted, and other times it makes us […]

October 6, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of 2nd Sunday after Trinity – Luke 6:1-11

ShareLuke 6:1-11 “The Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath.” Now it might seem strange for Jesus to say that the Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath.  It would seem as if it would be obvious that God was the Lord of the Sabbath.  Maybe it would be less obvious […]

June 17, 2015 | 1 Comment More

The Circumcision of Christ – Luke 2:11-22

ShareLuke 2:11-22 Happy New Year! Though the lesson from today is taken from Ephesians 2:11-22, on the Circumcision of Christ, we should not forget about one, unobtrusive verse that most of us skip over each year.  It’s tucked away right after the justly famous Christmas passage in St. Luke’s Gospel.  But after the angels have sung […]

December 31, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Trinity 14 – Matthew 5:27-37

ShareMatthew 5:27-37 In the previous passage in the Sermon on the Mount we talked about how Jesus’ teaching is an intensification of the Law: to not get angry is much more difficult than to not murder.  Likewise, today, to not lust is much, much more difficult than to not commit adultery.  It’s not so much […]

September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Trinity 10 – Romans 8:1-17

ShareRomans 8:1-17 Imagine that your house is a single cell that measures 6 X 8 feet. In your house, you have a bed, table, chair, locker, a few shelves, lights and a window. You have access to a community bathroom located at the end of the hallway.  Every day at 7:00 am, 11:30 am, 5:00 […]

August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of 3rd Sunday after Trinity – Acts 15:22-35

ShareActs 15:22-35 How do you behave when problems occur, especially with difficult people?  Though the Acts of the Apostles wasn’t written to be a textbook on sociology or a self-help book on how to win friends and influence people, we can learn a lot by observing how the early church behaved.  I, for one, am […]

July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of 18th Sunday after Trinity – James 2:1-13

ShareJames 2:1-13 The human ability to pick and choose what we pay attention to is astonishing.  In terms of the never-ending torrent of sensory input that washes over us each day, it’s a good thing that we have this selectivity.  Sometimes it keeps us from being overwhelmed and distracted, and other times it makes us […]

October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments More