Sunday, January 13, 2019 – Baptism of our Lord

Posted on Jan 09 2019
JOHN THE BAPTIST + BAPTISM OF JESUS MATTHEW 3:1-17 Bible Background: John the Baptist appears and acts like one of the prophets. He attracts people and scares them away at the same time. John issues a call to serious repentance. People respond! Maybe John has tapped into a hungering for God; a
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Sunday, January 6, 2019

Posted on Jan 04 2019
THE VISIT OF THE MAGI + MATTHEW 2:1-12 Bible Background: Only Matthew tells this story of foreigners who come seeking the newborn king! We don’t know much about them! We think they came from Persia (modern day Iran) and were Zoroastrian priests. They weren’t kings-even though they
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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Posted on Dec 28 2018
Matthew 2 = Threats and Safe Refuge Bible Background: Matthew alone tells of the visit of the Wise Men and the threat posed by King Herod to the baby Jesus. Mary and Joseph flee to Egypt with their son, until King Herod is no more. But other families are not so fortunate, as Herod orders the
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Sunday, December 16, 2018

Posted on Dec 13 2018
Matthew 1:18-25 The Birth of Jesus Bible background: Only Matthew and Luke report Jesus’ birth. The Gospels of Mark and John do not. Matthew approaches Jesus’ birth from the perspective of Joseph-Jesus’ adoptive father. We read of Joseph’s dilemma and Joseph’s
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