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 82: Then Jesus Approached.

    May 19th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  5 mins 40 secs

    The apostles worship Jesus, they doubt, he sees their doubts, and instead of condemning them for it, he gets closer, answers their doubts, AND THEN, because of who he has just confirmed himself to be, he sends them to make disciples.

  • Episode 81: You Will Live

    May 14th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  3 mins 52 secs

    The only way we are to be able to see Jesus and experience his life and indeed be alive ourselves is through the action of the Spirit.

  • Episode 80: The Abundant Life

    May 1st, 2020  |  Season 3  |  5 mins 9 secs

    John 10:9-10 contains one of the most coffee mug-able, Christian bookstore art-able, quotes in the entire Gospel

    I came that they might have life and have it more abundantly.

    This is a verse I think of often. Christ came that we might have full, abundant lives in him. But what does that mean?

  • Episode 79: Never Beyond Hope.

    March 26th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  4 mins 20 secs

    Then Jesus does the impossible. He brings Lazarus back from the dead. The man who was beyond hope comes back to life. In an instant, He is called by him. Jesus can do the same for the people we love who seems lost. He can call them to life in an instant as well, too.

  • Episode 78: Don't Miss the Point

    March 19th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  6 mins 2 secs

    Can you imagine being angry that a man was healed of his blindness? It sounds crazy. And yet, there are those in the Church today who would not celebrate a miracle if it happened in a Charismatic prayer group, or it was given without anointing, or if it happened at a Latin Mass, or at a protestant gathering. Somehow, Phariseeism still exists in the Church today.

  • Episode 77: Don't Change the Subject

    March 12th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  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 76: Are You Listening

    March 5th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  3 mins 40 secs

    When you think about it, Most of us are saying to the Lord, "I love you. You are my God. You are my savior. But I don't have any time to spend with you, and I don't plan on changing that. Also, those letters you wrote to me so that I could know you, yeah, I'm not interested. But, we're cool, right?"

    It doesn't make any sense.

  • Episode 74: Spiritual Warfare

    February 27th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  7 mins 29 secs

    Catechism 409: This dramatic situation of "the whole world [which] is in the power of the evil one"makes man's life a battle:
    The whole of man's history has been the story of dour combat with the powers of evil, stretching, so our Lord tells us, from the very dawn of history until the last day. Finding himself in the midst of the battlefield man has to struggle to do what is right, and it is at great cost to himself, and aided by God's grace, that he succeeds in achieving his own inner integrity.

  • Episode 75: How can it be Lent already?

    February 26th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  2 mins 46 secs

    Fasting can be an incredibly effective medicine for the soul...Or, not.

  • Episode 73: Pray for those people?

    February 20th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  4 mins 1 sec

    Too often, my heart has been hardened against people who Jesus loves. Today, I want to let the words of Christ permeate me completely. Lord, help me to love those people you love. Even the ones who are hard to love.

  • Episode 72: An Update on Ben's Cancer Fight

    February 14th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  2 mins 20 secs

    Hi everyone, I just wanted to take a moment to update everyone on our four-year-old, Ben's, cancer fight. We are moving through it, and just finished a very intense phase of treatment. Praise God. More on the podcast.

  • Episode 71: Did you forget to ask?

    January 29th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  3 mins 6 secs
  • Episode 70: Repentance and Renewal

    January 15th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  3 mins 54 secs

    A Baptism of repentance is something people do, but A baptism of the Holy Spirit, that is not about what people are doing, but instead it is about what God is doing. It is a baptism of renewal. It is more than a person repenting. It is the Lord saying, I am recreating you in my Spirit. That is the baptism we Christians receive. That is the baptism that Jesus sent his disciples to give.

  • Episode 69: Why was Jesus Baptized?

    January 8th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  5 mins 12 secs

    Jesus came from Galilea, and asked John to baptize him as well. Jesus was, is, and always will be God. He is perfect. Jesus asking John to baptize him is backwards. The baptist’s own words made it clear that John fully understood this, “I need to be baptized by you, and yet you are coming to me?” (Matthew 3:14)  It is all wrong, or at least it seems wrong. Jesus has no need of John’s baptism. And yet, this is his first recorded act in all four Gospels. There is obviously something important happening here. We, as readers and followers of Christ, must ask the question, “Why does he do it?” Why does he travel from Galilea to Judea to be baptized by John when he has nothing, personally, to repent for?


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  • Episode 68: A Man to Look up To

    December 20th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  4 mins 32 secs

    There is a reason the St. Joseph is held up as such an example. It was not an accident that God chose this man to be his earthly role model. And we should not miss the opportunity to take St. Joseph as our role model either.

  • Episode 67: Tell John What You Hear

    December 15th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  3 mins 14 secs

    This week it seems like we need to reflect on who Christ says he is, and who he says we are. Are we allowing him to be who He is? Can we believe who that we are who he has made us to be?