(Re)Gifted

Who are you wearing?

There is something emboldening and celebratory about the gathering of a sports team or even a military unit that knows that it is going to win a contest. It is this sense of celebration that we are invited to take into “the lockerroom” of our faith as we don the armor of God to fight […]

Are you a referee?

This section of Ephesians 5 is wildly unpopular among many brides. The notion of submission in a marriage is a stumbling block that it is very hard for us to overcome, the clear reason for this is that like in Mark 7, “submission” is so often couched in the external “law” of submission that has […]

Is “church” plural?

God’s gift of Communion or the Lord’s Supper is a particularly powerful gift, as it unites us with the “breadth and length and height and depth” of the love of Christ that we may find our root in Him. This gift is a miraculous gift – every bit as miraculous as walking on water or […]

How do you get what you need?

We continue our “ReGifted” series with a consideration of our Baptisms, looking at what it means to be granted access to the Trinity in one Spirit, as well as to be united with brothers and sisters in Christ through this sacrament. We were once far off, but God has granted to us His gift of […]

What did you get for Christmas?

As we begin our series on “ReGifting” with an epistle lesson that we had earlier in this Church Year, specifically the 2nd Sunday of the season of Christmas. This provides us with an ample opportunity to talk about the Gift of God, Jesus Christ. In July, it is sometimes even hard to remember what we […]