Confession and Success While the confession of sin may not result in success, unconfessed sin certainly will not.

Raised for our Justification In Romans 4 Paul says that Christ was crucified for our offenses and was raised for our justification. This is perhaps one of the most important statements about justification in all of Scripture. It establishes two very significant truths about this doctrine. First, that justification is a judicial act of God…

Mark 16: The Resurrection of the King IntroductionHere we come to the end of the gospel, the resurrection of King Jesus. The final identification of who this man was. This is God in flesh, and therefore death could not hold him. A Note about ManuscriptsSome of your Bibles may have verses 9-20 bracketed or perhaps…

A Realm of the King This week our nation will hold elections and pass laws and select officials to rule over us. For many this is on of the great holy days of the year, the great religious feast and festival to their god Demos, the worship of the people, the worship of politics, the…

Fall is Funny

No King but Jesus Being members of the catholic church means that we are seated at this table with all the Christians throughout the world. We are seated here with liberal Anglicans, proud Roman Catholics, mystic Russian Orthodox, fundamentalist Baptists, cranky Presbyterians, and all kinds of other splinter groups that name the name of Christ…

Mark 15: The Victory of the King of the Jews IntroductionThis is the great Passover. Jesus is the house of God, the son and Israel of God whose blood turns the Angel of death away. The Son of the FatherIn 14:36 the “son of the Father” offers prayers in the garden. He cried out to…

All the Saints We have celebrated and will continue to remember All Saints Day and Reformation Day this week. And it is important to remember that these two holidays are not at odds with one another. It is not an accident that Luther posted his theses when he did. The Protestant Reformation was a cry…

A Catholic Reformation Day This Sunday is Reformation Sunday, a day marking our gratitude to God for raising up Martin Luther and many other men and women after him who dared to throw tomatoes at the godless regime that had grown up within the Mother of us all, the Christian Church. In many corners of…

A Blessing From Flannery O’Connor “I hope this one will be a girl and have a fierce Old Testament nameand cut off a lot of heads.” HT: My brother: Jesse