Archive for December, 2013|Monthly archive page

Monsters at the Manger

(Steve Tulloch speaking)

Readings: Isaiah 63:7-9; Psalm 148; Hebrews 2:10-18; Matthew 2:13-23

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Third Sunday of Advent

One of the great themes throughout Scripture is God’s action in the reversal of the way things are. After receiving news that God would use her in a significant way, a young Mary sings a song about this theme that is one part humble hymn and another part revolutionary carol. (Brandon Malo speaking)

Readings: Isaiah 35:1-10; Luke 1:46b-55; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11

Second Sunday of Advent

As we continue in our Advent journey, we reflect on the promises that God’s people have received down on through the years. One vision in particular described new growth emerging out of what seemed dead on the surface, which is just the sort of way God tends to work. (Brandon Malo speaking)

Readings: Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19; Romans 15:4-13; Matthew 3:1-12

First Sunday of Advent

(Steve Tulloch speaking)

Whether from inner turmoil, relational tension, general violence, or global or international war, we all know the deep longing for peace. People have long asked for, and God has long promised to bring, peace to this planet. As Advent begins, we celebrate the coming of the Prince of Peace.

Readings: Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:36-44