Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. […]Read More The Comfort of His People
I know, I know, it’s a couple of days after Christmas. But taking my look today at Luke Chapter 2 anyway. We’ve looked at Isaiah Chapter 9 already. We have seen that the people who walk in darkness have seen a great light. So this is Christmas. In those days a decree went out from […]Read More So This is Christmas…
Going to be in Luke Chapter 2, but before going to Bethlehem, we are going to step even farther back to a time 7 centuries earlier, to a time as far removed from the coming of Christ as we are from the Middle Ages. We are going to hear the words of a poet, a […]Read More For Unto Us A Child is Born
Elizabeth and Mary live in a world run by the ruthless and strong. Augustus Caesar sits on the imperial throne in Rome, Herod the Great sits on the throne in Jerusalem. They are brutal tyrants running the world as they want, as they see fit, to their own advantage. But Mary and Elizabeth believe that […]Read More King of Kings
What would make you literally leap for joy? Think of the End of WWII, those picture is unbridled, pure joy. There was leaping for joy at the falling of the Berlin Wall. Maybe the birth of a child, or grandchild. How about winning the lottery, that would make some of us pretty joyful, amen! […]Read More Leaping for Joy
In the Jesus story, right now looking at Mary the mother of Jesus and the world she lived in. It’s a world with a booming economy, but lots of people get left out. But in this booming economy, in this world where Caesar is called the “son of god”, the angel Gabriel comes to Mary […]Read More Rejoice!
Back into the story of Jesus and the virgin birth. The story of a young virgin who’s about to become a teen mom, who’s about to become a teen mom despite the fact that she has not left home to live with her betrothed, despite the fact that her marriage has not been consummated. […]Read More Darkness
Strolling through Gospel of Luke during this season of advent as we wait for the coming of Messiah, the Christ. I want to meet Jesus, and I mean really meet Jesus, beginning right now in this season of advent. I want to be reintroduced to this story that saves the world, I want […]Read More Who???
My first message in over a week. I actually have three written (including this one), but sometimes life gets busy and I just can’t do everything I intend to do. But, as I’m told, that’s ok. Today is a new day, this week is a new week, and we are still in the season if […]Read More Light
Still in Luke Chapter 1, he’s telling you his story, most excellent Theophilus… In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah, of the division of Abijah. And he had a wife from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. And they were both righteous before God, walking […]Read More Act This Out