The Meaning of the Magnificat Text: Luke 1:46-55 And Mary said: “My soul magnifies the Lord, And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. For He has regarded the…

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Advent As some of you have learned, my wife is a real stickler about not playing Christmas music before Thanksgiving. As it happens,…

Do You Really Want “God With Us”? Text: Isaiah 7:10-17 Moreover the Lord spoke again to Ahaz, saying, “Ask a sign for yourself from the Lord your God; ask it either…

The Judgment Is Salvation Text: Isaiah 35 The wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them, And the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose; It shall blossom…

The Reign of the Branch Text: Isaiah 11:1-10 There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, And a Branch shall grow out of his roots. The Spirit…

What Advent Is All About This past Sunday was the first Sunday of Advent. For those of you who have not observed Advent before–and I’m assuming that most folks did not…

Advent and Mount Zion Text: Isaiah 2:1-5 The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. Now it shall come to pass in the latter days…

Text: Micah 4:6-5:5 “In that day,” says the Lord, “I will assemble the lame, I will gather the outcast And those whom I have afflicted; I will make the lame a…

Text: Luke 3:7-17 Then he said to the multitudes that came out to be baptized by him, “Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?…

Text: Luke 3:1-6 Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of…

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