Monthly Archives: February 2012

St. Matthias, Patron of the Unheralded – John 15:9-17 [Daily Devotional]

John 15:9-17 In our text today Jesus is talking with his disciples in the upper room. He is preparing them for their ministry that will follow his death and resurrection. He reminds them that he has taught them everything that … Continue reading

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What is Truth? – John 18:28-38 [Daily Devotional]

John 18:28-38 I doubt that Pilate was sincerely seeking a definition of truth when he asked that now infamous question of Jesus; “What is truth?” We do not know whether or not his voice inflection was sarcastic or serious. It … Continue reading

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Denial, Fear and Love – John 18:15-27 [Daily Devotional]

John 18:15-27 It had been perhaps less than an hour before when Peter was bold enough to draw a sword and fight against the soldiers and guards whom Judas had led to Jesus. Acting on an impulse that was perhaps … Continue reading

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Stone Cold Certain – John 10:31-42 [Daily Devotional]

John 10:31-42 In light of Jesus’ words in today’s text I find it difficult to keep my mouth shut when people say that Jesus was simply a great teacher. If they believe him to be only a great teacher, they … Continue reading

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Voice Recognition – John 10:19-30 [Daily Devotional]

John 10:19-30 Many years ago a troop of Boy Scouts were robbed during the night while on a camping trip. Thieves came into their camp and took much of their equipment. The police were able to recover much of the … Continue reading

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The Frequency of Truth – John 8:33-47 [Daily Devotional]

John 8:33-47 Not trying to show my age, but I remember a game show on early television called, “To Tell the Truth.” The game featured three people who all claimed to be the same person (two of whom were lying). … Continue reading

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What is Truth? – John 8:21-32 [Daily Devotional]

John 8:21-32  (Today’s posting is a rewrite of the posting from March 31, 2011)  You might be surprised to know that if you walk into the lobby of the Central Intelligence Agency Headquarters in Washington D.C. you will find a … Continue reading

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Children of a Lesser Good – John 7:1-13 [Daily Devotional]

John 7:1-13 When we think of temptations we generally think of overtly evil or sinful things we imagine people might be tempted to do. There is however, a far more insidious temptation. Often we are tempted to do the lesser … Continue reading

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Candlemas – Luke 2:22-40 [Daily Devotional]

Luke 2:22-40 Today on the church calendar is “The Presentation of Our Lord,” (also known as Candlemas, The Feast of the Purification of the Virgin and my daughter Heather’s Birthday).  This is the last day on the church calendar that … Continue reading

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