Tag: Word of God

Tuesday of Trinity 15 – Matthew 7:13-29

ShareMatthew 7:13-29 When I lived in England with my family for 10 months several years ago (to begin my Ph.D. work at Lancaster University), we lived in student housing.  We had a family flat, which wasn’t too bad – except that it was on the fourth floor.  One of the most memorable experiences, and not […]

September 5, 2016 | 2 Comments More

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 11 – Romans 10

ShareRomans 10 What were you thinking about right before you started to read Give Us This Day this morning (today)? What’s the default mode of your inner existence?  When the distractions of the world are stripped away and you lie awake and still at night, what whispers in your ears and heart? The word that […]

August 10, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of 4th Sunday after Trinity – Acts 16:6-15

ShareActs 16:6-15 Have you ever had the feeling of déjà vu?  That feeling that you’ve experienced something before? Here, again, in the book of Acts, I’m struck by the fact that I want to treat every word and phrase of God’s Word as the food of God.  I want to take it, chew it, savor […]

June 20, 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

Friday in Lent 5 – John 12:44-50

ShareJohn 12:44-50 I’ve got a radical idea!  Let’s try an experiment in reading this passage.  How would it enrich our understanding of God’s Word today and our understanding of our call to be the apostles (“sent ones”) and martyrs (“witnesses”) if we read Jesus’ loud cry of verses 44-50, substituting our names for His?  With […]

March 17, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Tuesday in Lent 5 – John 12:12-19

ShareJohn 12:12-19 “Behold, your King is coming to you, lowly and riding on a donkey.” John’s Gospel doesn’t have the word “lowly,” as does Zechariah’s prophecy, but it is the word I most want to focus on this morning.  The disciples did not at this time understand these things.  Only after Jesus was glorified did […]

March 14, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Friday of Lent 1 – Ember Friday – 1 Timothy 4

Share1 Timothy 4             During this season of Lent, on this Ember Friday, we continue the theme of Ember Days and especially that of Lent. “What should I give up for Lent?”  That’s the question we often hear.  This can become a mere formality, as with any part of the spiritual life, and it can […]

February 18, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Septuagesima Sunday – Galatians 1:1-10

ShareGalatians 1:1-10 Heresy begins not in the head but in the heart.  Show me a heretic, and most likely I’ll show you someone in rebellion against God.  Naturally, there are some who through ignorance follow false teachers.  But usually a turn from correct doctrine is a direct turn from God. This seems to be Paul’s […]

January 24, 2016 | 0 Comments More