First reading 2 Kings 2:1-12 Psalm Psalm 50:1-6 Second reading 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 Gospel Mark 9:2-9 Prayer: Lord, just as you were transformed on the mountaintop, please, I pray, begin to transform me to be more like you. Amen.
"He who did not think it robbery to be equal with God took the nature of a slave. He became all things to all men to bring salvation to all. Paul, an imitator of him, lived as if outside the law while remaining accountable to the law. He spent his life for the advantage of... Continue Reading →
II. We are to inquire, secondly, what could have been done which he hath not done in it, with regard to spiritual helps? 1. Let us consider this matter from the very beginning. Two young clergymen, not very remarkable in any way, of middle age, having a toler able measure of health (though rather weak... Continue Reading →
This is a link to a great lecture on Revelation from John Byron at Ashland Theological Seminary. It is an hour and a half long but worth watching. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92PHGa0yIdU
Open to us Lord, your great door, O Fountain of all mercy, hear our prayer and have mercy on our souls. Lord of the morning and ruler of all seasons, hear our prayer and have mercy on our souls. Shine upon me, Lord, and I shall be light like the day; I will sing your... Continue Reading →
First reading Isaiah 40:21-31 Psalm Psalm 147:1-11, 20c Second reading 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 Gospel Mark 1:29-39 Prayer: Lord teach me to be considerate of those I meet, help me respect them so that I may love them in the way you love them.In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though I myself am not under the law) so that I might win those under the law. (1Co 9:20 NRS) "Did Paul merely pretend to be all things to all... Continue Reading →
One of my favorite renditions of a beautiful and classic hymn "Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown" or "Wrestling Jacob" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sz7pG6vLmIY
While many want to disassociate themselves with organized churches, Lewis reminds us that we can do more inside than outside. "We do know that no man can be saved except through Christ; we do not know that only those who know Him can be saved through Him. But in the meantime, if you are worried... Continue Reading →
Lord, In the midst of snow and ice help us to remember that you are the first creator the one who brings life and vitality to the whole world. When we are tempted to see nothing but bitter cold and death, gently remind us of your warmth. In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. ... Continue Reading →