2130 of 149 items

Now That’s a Reason to Boast!

The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany February 2, 2020 I Corinthians 1:26-31 Now That’s a Reason to Boast!   Brothers, think of what you were when you were called.  Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth.  But God chose the foolish things of the […]

“Come and You Will See!”

The Second Sunday after Epiphany January 19, 2020 John 1:29-41 “Come and You Will See!”   The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!  This is the one I meant when I said, ‘A man who comes after me […]

A Time for Transition!

The Baptism of Our Lord January 12, 2020 Matthew 3:13-17 A Time for Transition!   Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John.  But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”  Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; […]

The Word Became Flesh!

The Second Sunday of Christmas January 5, 2020 John 1:14-18 The Word Became Flesh   The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.  We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.  John testifies concerning him.  He cries out, saying, […]

God’s Perfect Plan!

The First Sunday after Christmas December 29, 2019 Galatians 4:4-7 God’s Perfect Plan!   But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons.  Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his […]

Isaiah’s Advent Gift of– a Sign!

The Fourth Sunday in Advent December 22, 2019 Isaiah 7:10-14 Isaiah’s Advent Gift of— A Sign!   Again the LORD spoke to Ahaz, “Ask the LORD your God for a sign, whether in the deepest depths or in the highest heights.”  But Ahaz said, “I will not ask; I will not put the LORD to […]

Isaiah’s Advent Gift of– Joy!

The Third Sunday in Advent December 15, 2019 Isaiah 35:1-10 Isaiah’s Advent Gift of— Joy!   The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom.  Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy.  The glory of Lebanon will be given to […]

Isaiah’s Advent Gift of– Hope!

The Second Sunday in Advent December 8, 2019 Isaiah 11:1-10 Isaiah’s Advent Gift of— Hope!   A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.  The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him—the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of […]

Isaiah’s Advent Gift of– Peace!

The First Sunday in Advent December 1, 2019 Isaiah 2:1-5 Isaiah’s Advent Gift of— Peace!   This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem:  In the last days the mountain of the LORD’s temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills, and all […]

Our Supreme King!

Christ the King Sunday November 24, 2019 Colossians 1:13-20 Our Supreme King!     For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.  He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over […]