February 16, 2020

Old Testament            Ecclesiasticus 15:15-20

Psalm                         Psalm 119:1-8

Epistle                        1 Corinthians 3:1-9

Gospel                       Matthew 5:21-37

“If you choose, you can keep the commandments ... to act faithfully is a matter of your own choice.” In the Name of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

            Jesus continues the sermon on the mount, moving from beatitudes and blessings to specific instruction. We should remember Jesus' words last week, "Do not think that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets, but to fulfill” ... to complete. Jesus continues to reinterpret the Law and re...

February 9, 2020

Old Testament          Isaiah 58:1-12

Psalm                         Psalm 112:1-10

Epistle                        1 Corinthians 2:1-16

Gospel                       Matthew 5:13-20

"We have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit that is from God, so that we may understand the gifts bestowed on us." In the name of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

            Jesus seems to have a precarious relationship with the law. He is constantly at odds with the scribes and Pharisees, the contemporary interpreters and keepers of the law. Based on how Jesus finds the world in the first century, a reinterpretation is nece...

February 2, 2020

Old Testament          Malachi 3:1-4

Psalm                         Psalm 24:7-10

Epistle                        Hebrews 2:14-18

Gospel                       Luke 2:22-40

May we present ourselves to the Lord with pure and clean hearts.

In the Name of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

            Where do we find God? Are we really looking for God? Will we recognize God when we encounter God? How will we respond?

            Today we remember The Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple. Mary and Joseph bring the infant Jesus to the Temple, partly for the ritual pu...

January 26, 2020

Old Testament          Isaiah 9:1-4

Psalm                        Psalm 27:1, 5-13

Epistle                       1 Corinthians 1:10-18

Gospel                       Matthew 4:12-23

“That we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works.”

In the Name of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

            Last week, in the gospel according to John, we heard how John the Baptist saw Jesus after his Baptism and could not help but blurt out, “Look, here is the Lamb of God!” Two of John’s disciples, one of whom was Andrew, immediately followed Jesus. Andrew was so moved, he went to tell his brother Simon Peter, “We...

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