The Weekly Word, w/ Chris Mueller

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Each week Chris cracks open the word for the coming Sunday and gives a quick reflection. It's a primer for the Sunday Liturgy of the Word. Get into the Word, and prepare your heart to receive Him.

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Episodes

  • Episode 123: Corpus Christi - the Body of Christ

    June 5th, 2021  |  4 mins 58 secs
  • Episode 122: Pentecost is a big deal

    May 22nd, 2021  |  4 mins 43 secs

    I had this conversation again recently with a friend. Pentecost is a big deal, and it deserves way more celebration than it typically gets.

  • Episode 121: One Flock

    April 23rd, 2021  |  4 mins 27 secs

    We should ache as a family divided when we think of the divisions in the body of Christ. Why doesn't it break our hearts?

  • Episode 120: the Person of Jesus Christ

    April 17th, 2021  |  4 mins 37 secs

    Sometimes, in our desire to honor the Lord, we lose sight of him. We can get so focused on the paintings that we miss the person. Jesus was, is, and always will be, a real person with a personality. Yes, he is God, but that does not make him less alive. It makes him more alive. We are called to live in relationship with the person of Jesus Christ through the power of his Holy Spirit.

  • Episode 119: Peace Be With You

    April 10th, 2021  |  5 mins 51 secs

    Are you living in the peace of Christ? Are you trying to walk this Christian life through your own power, or are you relying on his? Examine your life. Where is the anxiety? Where is the fear? What is eating at you? Acknowledge those things and then remember the word of, Christ. Peace be with you. Consciously choose to take those things and offer them to the Lord.
    "Jesus, I give this to you. I trust it to you. I know you are faithful."

  • Episode 118: The Cross for you

    April 1st, 2021  |  14 mins 12 secs

    The cross is for you. He died to set you free.

  • Episode 117: Don't let the palms distract you.

    March 26th, 2021  |  5 mins 30 secs

    The challenge of Palm Sunday is not who can make the best cross from a palm frond. No, the challenge is facing that we are the people who would cry our "Hosanna" on Palm Sunday, and "Crucify Him!" on Good Friday. We like to think that we would be better, but if we are honest about how we live our lives, we need to face that we are no different than the people who were there 2000 years ago.

    The good news is the Jesus knows that. And he chooses the cross for us.

  • Episode 116: Don't Change the Subject

    March 6th, 2021  |  5 mins 15 secs

    Jesus jumps right into the problem. He confronts the woman with the truth, and she has a choice. Face it, or run from it. She runs.

    All too often, we do the same.

  • Episode 115: Repent and Believe

    February 20th, 2021  |  4 mins 38 secs

    This week we revisit Mark, Chapter one. We actually heard part of this week's Gospel four weeks ago.

  • Episode 114: Lord, if you wish. . .

    February 13th, 2021  |  5 mins 41 secs

    This week in the Gospel of Mark, Jesus touches a leper and heals him. But here is the thing, lepers were, well, kinda gross. So, Jesus touching this guy is a big deal.

  • Episode 113: It's time to get up

    February 6th, 2021  |  7 mins 7 secs

    In many ways, the Church has been down. It is time to get up and serve.

  • Episode 112: Don't listen to evil, even when it speaks the truth

    January 30th, 2021  |  5 mins 43 secs

    Don't listen to demons, even when they speak the truth. Why? Because it teaches you to trust demons. We should remember that. Don't invite evil to form your conscience or that of your children because that teaches them that evil can be trusted. And it can not.

  • Episode 111: Believe the Gospel

    January 22nd, 2021  |  4 mins 38 secs

    In Jesus' own words, His mission is not just about turning from something. It is not just about rejecting sin. No, it is also about accepting something. It is about accepting the good news.

  • Episode 110: Don't put good before God

    January 15th, 2021  |  4 mins 46 secs

    Saying no to good is hard. God gave us good things to be enjoyed in their proper context, and God gives every good thing. But even good things can become terrible when instead of serving to point us towards the greatest, they become the ultimate objective.

  • Episode 109: We are made part of Him

    January 7th, 2021  |  5 mins 40 secs

    Through baptism, God came to you. He brought his life to you. He adopted you. He made you part of his family. And more, he gave his life to you and wants to draw you into his. He has invited you to share in his life. He wants you to be like him.

  • Episode 108: Magi From the East

    December 31st, 2020  |  4 mins 52 secs

    It might be a leap, but you might say that these Magi were the scientists of their day. Scientists study what is happening in nature, they observe, and they deduce from their observations. That, it seems to me, is what the magi did as well.