Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Magnificance of God

December 20, 2015        4th Sunday of Advent Micah 5:2-5a               Hebrews 10:5-10                    Luke 1:39-45 One of the themes of the Bible is the struggle of characters and nations who are trying to find the balance of justice in life. Our image … Continue reading

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God’s Abundance is for Everyone

December 13, 2015                    3rd Sunday of Advent Zephaniah 3:14-20                  Philippians 4:4-7                    Luke 3:7-18 Back in the day, when John the Baptist was out in the desert preaching and baptizing, it seemed … Continue reading

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Standing in the Refiner’s Fire

December 6, 2015           2nd Sunday of Advent Malachi 3:1-4              Philippians 1:3-11                  Luke 3:1-6 The lectionary usually begins Advent with readings that are about the prophecies of redemption and the coming end times. And you might be … Continue reading

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Not How You Think It’s Going to Be

November 29, 2015              1st Sunday of Advent Jeremiah 33:14-16       1 Thessalonians 3:9-13           Luke 21:25-36 Since our church follows the lectionary, our scripture readings for the Advent season get off to a roaring start with a dire prophecy about the … Continue reading

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Living Inside the Kingdom

November 22,2015                Christ the King Sunday      SUMC 2 Samuel 23:1-7                      Revelation 1:4b-8                    John 18:33-37 This week is always a little odd for me because I never know whether to preach on the theme of Thanksgiving or on Christ the King … Continue reading

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Living Inside the Kingdom

November 22,2015                Christ the King Sunday                  LUMC 2 Samuel 23:1-7                      Revelation 1:4b-8                    John 18:33-37 This week is always a little odd for me because I never know whether to preach on the theme of Thanksgiving or on Christ the King … Continue reading

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Working with Us to Keep It Going

November 15, 2015               25th Sunday after Pentecost 1 Samuel 1:4-20            Hebrews 10:11-14 (15-18) 19-25              Mark 13:1-8 Humanity has always had a sense of sacred space. We find connections … Continue reading

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