April 21, 2019

Easter People (3)

By Chaplain Mike Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and take word to My brethren…” (Matthew 28:10) Thus far in our series on the “newness of life” that is ours in Christ we have discussed: Our new baptismal identity in Christ. We have died and our life is hidden with Christ […]

Easter II

By Chaplain Mike Today’s Gospel: John 20:19-31 a bunch of frightened, doubting friends we hid away like fugitives our leader dead, our expectations dashed we assumed the worst — that those who killed him would now be after us finish the job, put the whole “messiah” thing to rest so we pulled the shades and […]

Living as Easter People (2)

By Chaplain Mike “Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.” (Romans 6:4) During Eastertide, we are examining texts from Paul’s epistles that discuss the “newness of life” […]

Living as Easter People (1)

By Chaplain Mike We’ve had many posts here at Internet Monk commending the use of the church calendar for spiritual formation. When we follow the Church Year, we live in the story of Jesus. We anticipate his coming in Advent. We celebrate his incarnation in Christmastide. Our mouths drop in amazement at the revelation of […]

Let the Easter Parties Begin!

By Chaplain Mike This excerpt is from a sermon by N.T. Wright, “Resurrection and the Calling of the Christian,” given at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church – Roanoke, Virginia, March 2007. The message is on Luke 15 and the “Parable of the Prodigal Son,” which Wright explains is a paradigmatic story in Luke’s Gospel about […]

Luther’s Easter Hymn

“Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands” (Christ lag in Todesbanden) Christ Jesus lay in death’s strong bands, For our offenses given; But now at God’s right hand He stands And brings us life from heaven; Therefore let us joyful be And sing to God right thankfully Loud songs of hallelujah! Hallelujah! No son of […]