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Bible Study Wednesday: The Acts of the Apostles

Today’s reading comes from Acts 19:1-10.  In this passage St. Paul travels to Ephesus where he finds some disciples, who had only been baptized with the Forerunner’s baptism.  Paul learns they never received or heard of the Holy Spirit.  So … Continue reading

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Bible Study Wednesday: The Gospel According to St Mark, Chapter 6

Today’s reading comes from Mark 6:47-56; it is about Jesus walking on the water.  But it is from Mark’s Gospel (which Tradition states St. Mark wrote down what St. Peter said/preached), so with St. Peter trying to be humble-we suppose-Mark … Continue reading

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Bible Study Wednesday: John 6

Today’s Lectionary reading comes from John 6:27-40. Jesus starts off telling the people not to work for the food that perishes, but for food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give them.  Alright so I … Continue reading

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Bible Study Wednesday: The Gospel According to St. John 4:43-54

In this section of the Gospel, Jesus has just come back from the festival in Jerusalem.  He was back in Galilee and the Galileans remembered him and the miracle he performed there (water into wine). There was a royal official … Continue reading

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Saints Friday: Why We Learn from the Saints

Again this is another week where there are not any really good saints next week.  I know, Martin Luther’s feast day is Monday, but he is not really a saint in the technical sense.  We have a lot to learn … Continue reading

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Bible Study Wednesday: The Gospel According to St. Matthew 6:5-8

As promised on February 7, 2013 (from Spiritual Formation Thursday: The Jesus Prayer), today’s post of Bible Study Wednesday will be about Jesus’ teaching about prayer from Matthew 6.  I wanted to do this to show that praying the Jesus … Continue reading

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Bible Study Wednesday: St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 2:11-21

Background on the Letter to the Galatians:  This letter is Paul’s only letter without a “thanksgiving” section.  Paul has written what we could consider an angry letter to the Galatians; he is mad at them for following a different Gospel … Continue reading

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Bible Study Wednesday: The Gospel According to Mark 4:1-20

The Parable of the Sower is told in Mark chapter four.  Since this is a well-known parable, I am not going to retell it here.  I will give a little background; first off this story would be a funny antidote … Continue reading

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Saint Friday: The Confession of St. Peter the Apostle

Today we celebrate the Confession of St. Peter, declaring the Jesus as the Christ. The story of Peter confessing Jesus as the Christ is found in Matthew 16:13-20.  In this passage Jesus asks the disciples who people say that he … Continue reading

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Bible Study Wednesday: The Letter to the Ephesians

Today’s New Testament Lesson in the Book of Common Prayer comes from St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians in the second chapter verses one to ten. Background:  First off this letter may or may not have been addressed to the … Continue reading

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