Glory to the Newborn King

I’m a few days late.  It’s advent season, the season where we await the coming of our King.   In other words, it’s Christmas season, that most wonderful time of year, Amen!   As such, I am going to break from looking at the seven signs in John.  We only have one left, but I […]

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The Horses of History

And now to finish out what I have to say (finally) about Jesus feeding the multitudes…   First…the paragraph I finished with last time. Jesus says we don’t have to stay down here in the finite sphere worried and fighting.  We can trust in God and connect with the beauty of the infinite.  This is […]

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The Comfort of His People

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. […]

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So This is Christmas…

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 […]

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For Unto Us A Child is Born

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 […]

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King of Kings

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 […]

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Leaping for Joy

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! […]

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Rejoice!

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 […]

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Darkness

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.   […]

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Who???

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 […]

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