John 14:21 – March 16, 2019

Whoever has my commandments and observes them is the one who loves me. And whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and reveal myself to him. John 14:21 NABRE      John has captured Jesus farewell discourse to His followers. His departing words are concerned with the disciples’ life after the Resurrection and Ascension. Jesus’ final testament has many standard features; announcement of His departure, words of consolation, final instructions,…

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Romans 8:39 – February 22, 2019

nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:39 NABRE      Paul writing to the community in Rome speaks about God who has adopted all of us as children. God is a Father who loves His children and will do anything for them. Paul also tells us there is nothing we could do or anyone else could do, that…

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1 Corinthians 13:13 – February 14, 2019

So faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 NABRE      Paul is addressing troubles in the community of Corinth. He speaks to them about the abuse of the gift of tongues, division in the church, envy of others’ gifts, selfishness, impatience with one another in the public meetings, and behavior that was disgracing the Lord. Paul wrote to remind the community that the only way to be…

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Galatians 5:14 – January 24, 2019

For the whole law is fulfilled in one statement, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Galatians 5:14 NABRE      Paul is convinced because of Christ’s sacrifice the Christian is free, they have liberty. The Christian is free from guilt of sin because we have experienced God’s gift of forgiveness. We are free from the penalty of sin because Christ died for us on the cross. And since Jesus sent us the Spirit we are…

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1 Corinthians 14:1 – January 20, 2019

If I speak in human and angelic tongues but do not have love, I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal. 1 Corinthians 14:1 NABRE      Paul’s famous passage read at more weddings than any other passage is describing what it means to love. There are several options to say love in Greek, Paul uses the word which is the most intimate, most benevolent, the most disinterested love. This love is a love for the…

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