Monthly Archives: November 2011

St. Andrew – Matthew 4:18-22 [Daily Devotional]

Matthew 4:18-22 Today is the Feast of St. Andrew, the son of Jonah and the brother of St. Peter. We know from the Gospel of St. John that Andrew was originally a disciple of John the Baptist (John 1:35-40). It … Continue reading

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The Mouths of Babes – Matthew 21:12-22 [Daily Devotional]

Matthew 21:12-22 Today’s text is so rich, that it is difficult to select a portion of it on which we might center our attention. With Jesus driving the money changers from the temple, we could look at the difference in … Continue reading

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Great Expectations – Matthew 21:1-11 [Daily Devotional]

Matthew 21:1-11 One of the great expectations of all of Jewish people in the world is to one day celebrate the Passover in Jerusalem. In fact, the Passover Seder traditionally ends with everyone present saying “Next year in Jerusalem!” Although … Continue reading

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Deaf Ambition – Matthew 20:17-28 [Daily Devotinal]

Matthew 20:17-28 The relationship between mothers and sons has been a strong bond throughout history. Monarchs, who had more than one wife, could certainly expect the mothers of their sons to act as Public Relations spokespersons on behalf of their … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving – Luke 17:11-19 [Daily Devotional]

Luke 17:11-19 Every one of us have given gifts for which we were never thanked. And if the truth be told, we have all most likely received gifts for which we did not give thanks. In both cases everyone has … Continue reading

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Rich Men – Matthew 19:23-30 [Daily Devotional]

Matthew 19:23-30 When I read the text appointed for today, I often think of the character Tevye from the musical, “Fiddler on the Roof.” His show stopping, signature song is “If I Were a Rich Man.” I think that most … Continue reading

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Andy, Jesus and Hope – Matthew 17:22-27 [Daily Devotional]

Matthew 17:22-27 While discussions regarding the temple tax, and Peter being sent to catch a fish with a coin in its mouth are interesting, I would like for us to look at Jesus’ prediction of his betrayal, suffering and death. … Continue reading

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Sailor’s Delight – Matthew 16:1-12 [Daily Devotional]

Matthew 16:1-12 Let me begin by wishing a Happy Veteran’s Day to everyone who has served in the Armed Forces of the United States. Your service and sacrifices are greatly appreciated. My Father was a veteran, having served in the … Continue reading

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Cure Our Ails – Matthew 15:29-39 [Daily Devotional]

Matthew 15:29-39 There is a very old children’s song, of German origin, which as a child I found very funny. We knew the song as Dr. Ironbeard, though in the German he is known as Dr. Eisenbarth. In the satirical … Continue reading

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Gone to the Dogs – Matthew 15:21-28 [Daily Devotional]

Matthew 15:21-28 Sometimes when we interpret a story or conversation, it helps to know the context in which it took place. Understanding the context in which things take place changes how we look at them. I heard a story told … Continue reading

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