This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. 1 John 3:16 (NIV)

Advent 4

“All About the Baby” Luke 1:39-56 December 23, 2018 The Family Gathering From Elizabeth’s point of view, this really is quite the family gathering. In her home, up in the hill country of Judah, there are two women, two unborn baby boys, two priests and two prophets.
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Advent 3

The One Luke 7:18-28 Dec. 16, 2018 And when the men had come to him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, ‘Are you the one…’” Dear Friends in Christ Jesus, Whether portrayed as good or evil, Hollywood, it would seem, is intrigued by the concept of a deliverer.  In
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Advent 2

The Second Sunday in Advent Luke 3:1-20 No “Once-Upon-A-Time” Story  “Once upon a time …” When I was a child, I heard many stories that began with those words.  I soon learned that those words – “Once upon a time …” – those words meant that whatever came next came out of someone’s ima
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Last Sunday of the Church Year

Are You Ready? Last Sunday of the Church Year Mark 13:24–37   Dear Friends in Christ, Humanity has a natural curiosity.  As the ad for the tabloid says, “Inquiring minds want to know.”  For the most part, this is a good thing, although there are times when curiosity has gotten in
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