To test Jesus they asked him to show them a sign from heaven

THURSDAY, November 12 (Charles Simeon) Listen Now:   Powered by Podbean.com Matthew 16:1-12. The Pharisees and Sadducees came, and to test Jesus they asked him to show them a sign from heaven. It’s November and I am preoccupied with my parish’s Every...

You are gods, and all of you children of the Most High

 WEDNESDAY, November 11 (Martin of Tours) Veterans’ Day (U.S.) Remembrance Day (Canada)   Listen Now:   Powered by Podbean.com Psalm 82. You are gods, and all of you children of the Most High; nevertheless, you shall die like mortals, and fall like any prince....

To test Jesus they asked him to show them a sign from heaven

Tuesday, November 10 (Leo the Great) Matthew 15:21-28. Lord, help me. Listen Now: Powered by Podbean.com Another friend writes he has lost his job, “downsized” as we say in the new doublespeak for being dismissed. The economy is bleak. Nearly everyone...

A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins

SUNDAY, November 8 23 Pentecost Mark 12:38-44. A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny. Read the Bible cover to cover and you will come away with the unmistakable fact God always takes the side of the poor. That is a hard truth for...

Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him

SATURDAY, November 7 (Willibrord of Utrecht) Matthew 14:22-36. Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him. It was well past dark and bitterly cold on the runway that night in early 1978. Ice was everywhere. We were allowed to stay in our heated cars and...

This is a deserted place

FRIDAY, November 6 (William Temple) Matthew 14:13-21. This is a deserted place. You all know a Mrs. Smith–the person who is always around when you complain and has more troubles than you. When I whined it was 115 degrees in the desert she said,...

You will restore my life

Psalm 71. You have showed me great troubles and adversities, but you will restore my life and bring me up again from the deep places of the earth. The story of the execution of John the Baptist sticks in the throat. You know exactly how the story will end, but every...

Jesus came to his hometown

WEDNESDAY, November 4 Matthew 13:53-58. Jesus came to his hometown and began to teach the people in their synagogue, so that they were astounded and said, “Where did this man get this wisdom and these deeds of power?” Jesus’ homecoming in Nazareth is...

“Have you understood all this?”

TUESDAY, November 3 (Richard Hooker) Matthew 13:44-52. “Have you understood all this?” [Jesus asked the disciples.] They answered, “Yes.” You have to hand it to the disciples. While they rarely understood anything Jesus said or did, they were...

You have rescued my soul from death

MONDAY, November 2 (All Faithful Departed) Psalm 56. You have rescued my soul from death. Word has reached me that John B. Tillson Jr. has died. His death did not make the front page of newspapers or stir wide interest. But for me it was shattering. By his passing I...