I guarantee that one of you who reads this will say, "Yeah but this is different" before the end of this. 2 Timothy 4: 1-5 I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingly power: proclaim the word; … Continue reading September 24th, The Emperor’s “yeah-but”!
Matthew 9:9-13 As Jesus passed by, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the customs post. He said to him, "Follow me." And he got up and followed him. While he was at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat with Jesus and his disciples. The Pharisees saw this … Continue reading September 21, Saints and Sinners Eating At The Same Table.
1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13 "Brothers and sisters: Strive eagerly for the greatest spiritual gifts. But I shall show you a still more excellent way. If I speak in human and angelic tongues but do not have love, I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal. And if I have the gift of prophecy and comprehend … Continue reading September 19th, The greatest…
Mark 8:27-35 "Jesus and his disciples set out for the villages of Caesarea Philippi. Along the way he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that I am?" They said in reply, "John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others one of the prophets." And he asked them, "But who do you say that I am?" … Continue reading September 16th, “But who do you say that I am”? Reflecting on this Sunday’s Gospel reading.
I want to preface today's post with this little paragraph. You will find no place filled with more hate, contempt, rancor, loathing, hostility, enmity than a news outlet's Facebook comment box. Just look at a comments box for someone that was arrested and there's already a trial with no evidence in the comments box and … Continue reading September 13th, Don’t Judge!
Matthew 8:5-11 When Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion approached him and appealed to him, saying, "Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, suffering dreadfully." He said to him, "I will come and cure him." The centurion said in reply, "Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof; only say the … Continue reading December 4th, The centurion’s humble pie.
If you're not a Catholic, then you probably have never heard or read this story. It comes from the second book of Maccabees. Why 1st or 2nd Maccabees are not in a Protestant Bible is for a whole other day. The short answer is, Martin Luther said they and along with five other books weren't … Continue reading November 22nd. Mom’s, Faith, and Martyrdom.