Sunday, December 17, 2017

Posted on Dec 15 2017
ISAIAH 61= COMFORT AND JOY! Bible Background: This is one of the ‘servant poems’ of 2nd Isaiah, commissioning God’s servant to be a bearer of good news. Christians will think of Jesus when we read these words. In fact, Jesus’ applied these words to himself and his
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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Posted on Dec 08 2017
Isaiah 40=Comfort! Comfort! Bible Background: Isaiah 40 marks a completely new section of the book, written to offer a word of hope for exiles who are returning to Jerusalem. (Scholars refer to chapters 40-55 as “2nd Isaiah”, because it appears that the book is the work of more than
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Sunday, December 3, 2017 – First Sunday in Advent

Posted on Dec 01 2017
MARK’S “LITTLE APOCALYPSE” Bible Background: It’s a bit awkward that we jump into the Year of Mark near the end of his gospel, rather than starting from the beginning. But this passage fits the Advent themes of “waiting”, “watching”,
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Christ the King Sunday, November 26, 2017

Posted on Nov 21 2017
THE CHURCH YEAR IN 2 MINUTES! Churches that are Lutheran, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, UCC, United Methodist, Episcopalian, Moravian, are known as ‘liturgical’ churches-which means we use a structured order of worship (with ancient roots), and we use a lectionary that assigns the
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