Archive for August 2015

Rejected in His Own Town

Luke 4: 16-30 1 Thes:4:3-18 / Psa 96 …no prophet is accepted in his hometown. (Luke 4:24) Every time we give in to sin We cast Christ out from His “native place.” Lord, let Your Spirit live within, That we may live in the state of grace. Jesus went to Nazareth, where He had been […]

The Martyrdom of John the Baptist

Mark 6: 17-29 Jer 1: 17-19 / Ps 71:1-6,15,17 “Ask of me whatever you wish, and I’ll give it to you.” He even swore with an oath, “Whatever you ask I will give you, even to half my kingdom.” (Mark 6:22-23) St. John the Baptist is our model, For Truth his life he sacrificed; May […]

The Parable of the Ten Virgins

Matthew 25: 1-13 1 Thes 4:1-8/Ps 97:1-2,5-6,10-12 …the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. (Mt. 25:1-2) Keep watch, we do not know the hour The Bridegroom comes, and lamps grow dim; He comes […]

Anticipate His Coming

Matthew 24:42-51 1 Thess 3:7-13 / Psa 90 If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. Matthew 24:43 Let not our will by sin be swayed, Be resolute and firm in […]

The Subtlety of Hypocrisy

Matthew 23:27-32 1Thes 2:9-13 / Psa 139:7-12 Woe to you, scribes and pharisees, you hypocrites. You are like whitewashed tombs, which appear beautiful on the outside, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and every kind of filth. (Matthew 23:27) Don’t be deceived by what may seem So innocent, no trace of guilt… Remember […]

Clean Inside and Out

Matthew 23: 23-26 1 Thes 2:1-8/Ps 139:1-6 You pay tithes of mint and dill and cumin, but have neglected the weightier things of the law: justice, mercy and faith. (Matthew 23:23) What lies within is what is real, And no amount of scheme or stealth Can hide that time will not reveal, Lord, give our […]