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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  • Episode 34: Where's the Fruit?

    March 24th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  2 mins 56 secs

    Jesus life had purpose. Our salvation. Our lives in him also have purpose, the salvation of others. Just like Jesus laid down his life that we might be saved, we should be laying down our lives so that other people can come to know Christ and be saved.

  • Episode 33: Wake Up to a New Reality

    March 15th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  3 mins 47 secs

    This week go away with the Lord to a time of prayer. Ask him to be revealed. Stay with the prayer longer than you think you have stamina for, even if that means falling asleep, and ask the Lord to wake you to the reality of who He is.
    He is Jesus.
    He is Lord.
    He is the one we should follow.

  • Episode 32: The Devil's Offer

    March 8th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  2 mins 55 secs

    Lent is not supposed to be easy. It is a time of growing. It is a time to be uncomfortable. Maybe this week we need to face the devils offers, and we need to ask, am I on Christ side of these?

  • Episode 31: No student is greater than the teacher.

    February 26th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  3 mins 10 secs

    If people really, truly, believed that Christ had something to teach them, they would probably make it a priority to seek out what it is he has to say. They would devote time daily to studying the word, and to prayer. And, well, most Christians just don’t do that. Instead, they sort of operate out of the assumption that they know all the important stuff, and the rest is just superfluous.

  • Episode 30: Want to Be Miserable? (Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time)

    February 19th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  3 mins 10 secs

    Want to be miserable? Then spend your life keeping score. Go ahead and pay close attention to how much you do for people and how much they do in return. Make sure it is always even. Or, better yet, keep track of how often somebody does something to offend you. It is a guaranteed formula for misery. It is diabolical in its effectiveness.

  • Are You Ready (Advent Two)

    December 11th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  3 mins 47 secs

    This season is not about waiting to see what is under the tree. We are not celebrating Christmas yet, even if we are decorating and listening to Christmas music. We Catholics are focused on something much greater. We are focused on preparing for the coming of the Lord. We are preparing for the end of time.


    December 11th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  4 mins 13 secs

    In Luke 21:34 Jesus warns that we need to be careful and guard against three things that can make our hearts drowsy.

  • Episode 27: Christ the King

    December 11th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  5 mins 6 secs

    Pope Pius XI believed the world of his time needed to be reminded of the primacy and Lordship of Jesus Christ, and that the faithful needed to be inspired to go out into the world in Christ’s name, under his kingly banner.

  • Episode 26: The End Will Come (Mark 13:24-32)

    November 16th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  5 mins 36 secs
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    The end will come. I know, it’s not the most cheery thought to start with, but it is an ultimate truth. There is not, has never been and never will be someone born who will not die. . . physically. (Ok, there are a few exceptions, ie. Jesus, Elijah, and Enoch) It is an odd circumstance of humanity that while, yes, our physical bodies will die, our souls are immortal. They have no end.

    That truth can be the most significant source of peace in our lives or the most significant source of anxiety.

  • Episode 25: The Greatest Commandment (Mark 12:28-34)

    November 2nd, 2018  |  6 mins 25 secs

    Mark 12:28-34

  • Episode 24: Take Courage; Get Up. He is Calling You. (Mark 10:49)

    October 25th, 2018  |  4 mins 50 secs

    Mark 10:49

  • Episode 23: Don't Be Afraid to Ask (Mark 10:35-40)

    October 20th, 2018  |  5 mins 2 secs

    Mark 10:35-40

  • Episode 22: It's not about what we can do (Mark 10:17-30)

    October 12th, 2018  |  4 mins 3 secs

    The young man begins by asking Jesus a question that a lot of modern-day Christians are asking as well, “What must I do?” Do you see the problem? The position he is taking with the Lord is “how do I earn this inheritance? What can I do? Me, me, me.” That is not how this works.

  • Episode 21: Jesus says hard things. We need to hear them. (Marriage Edition)

    October 5th, 2018  |  5 mins 58 secs

    Marriage Edition

  • Episode 20: There is Power in His Name

    September 27th, 2018  |  4 mins 19 secs

    It was never our power that was needed. Jesus is the power. His name. His authority. We do not usurp that. We do not act as upstarts when we call upon him. Instead, we give him the glory and honor he is due.

  • Episode 19: Jesus Did Small Groups

    September 20th, 2018  |  5 mins 26 secs

    Mark 9:30