Category Archives: Church Year

Preparation: Foresight and Intention (message prep)

Advent 1 – Luke 21:25-36 Year C Renovation Church Sunday, December 2, 2018 Preparation requires foresight and intention.  We need foresight to see that something is coming that will affect our experience.  It is foresight that makes us step on … Continue reading

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Every time I’ve gotten pulled over, it’s been for speeding. When the officer asked me how fast I was going, I could honestly say that I simply wasn’t paying attention. In much the same way, we can become inattentive to … Continue reading

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Jesus is the Better Noah (Lent 1, Year B)

Sunday, February 18, 2018 First Sunday in Lent (Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15, Psalm 25:1-10) Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.  Amen. We’ll start in Genesis 9 and talk about Noah and … Continue reading

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[RadCast] Advent (Psalm 89:19-26)

We often read Old Testament passages about kings and thrones and imagine a Middle Earth scenario that has little relevance for today. Quite the contrary: the promise of King David is fulfilled in King Jesus. He is the King we … Continue reading

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[RadCast] Advent (Luke 1:46-55)

Mary had no idea how God would break in and disrupt her life, yet she was ready to drop everything and obey. Mary models the kind of heart God is looking for in us today — one of humility, servanthood, … Continue reading

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[RadCast] Advent: Mary said “yep!” (Luke 1)

Mary gets unexpected news that reveals a divine calling to faith and obedience. Advent reminds us to be ready to do the same.  

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[RadCast] Advent (Psalm 126)

[RadCast] Advent (Psalm 126) Joy gives us context for our temporary suffering. Songs of redemption give us complete lyrics for fighting injustice. James L. Mays wrote “The agony and the ecstasy belong together as the secret of our identity.”

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