Monthly Archives: October, 2011

Jesus Talk

The Gospel for the Daily Office is Matthew 10:34-42 The 10th chapter of Matthew is full of Jesus’ sayings that rub most of us a little wrong.  Such as: Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have …

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“His Eye is on the Sparrow”

The Gospel in today’s Morning Prayer is Matthew 10:24-33  ‘A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master; it is enough for the disciple to be like the teacher, and the slave like the master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those …

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Philip, Deacon and Evangelist

Today, a New Testament character is commemorated.  Philip was one of the deacons that were commissioned in Acts 6, along with Stephen, who became the first Christian martyr. His story in Acts 8 is memorable. (There is also a brief mention of Philip in Acts 21). Philip testifies to the truth that we should always be …

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Sent

The Gospel read in Morning Prayer today is Matthew 10:5-15:  The Mission of the Twelve  These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: ‘Go nowhere among the Gentiles, and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. As you go, proclaim the good news, “The kingdom …

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Sermon Notes- December 4, 2011

Second Sunday of Advent- Year B Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8 Advent 2-Enter: John the Baptist.  For those who thought that December was only about Baby Jesus, meek and mild, they never read the lectionary.  To get to Christmas Eve, you have to encounter Jesus’ cousin, usually twice in December, …

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Spread the fragrance

The prayer below is from Midday Prayers at Common Prayer.net. Dear Jesus, help us to spread your fragrance everywhere we go. Flood our souls with your spirit and life. Penetrate and possess our whole being so utterly that our lives may only be a radiance of yours. Shine through us, and be so in us, …

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