Contributed on Nov 28, 2009
How do we live ever ready fo the advent of Jesus in the 21st century? Today’s text guides us in recalibrating our lives in light of Jesus’ priorities.
Scripture In many churches, the several weeks prior to Christmas are known as Advent, from the Latin word meaning, “coming.” This preparatory season always begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas. Thus, today is the First Sunday of Advent. The observance of the season of Advent can be ...read more
Contributed on Dec 6, 2009
Luke sets the stage for the coming ministry of Jesus in this passage on the start of the ministry of John the Baptist.
Scripture Today is the Second Sunday of Advent. We are focusing our attention during this Advent Season on one of the Scripture Readings read during Advent. And so today’s text is Luke 3:1-6. I have spent many wonderful hours studying this remarkable passage. I wish we could spend the rest ...read more
Contributed on Dec 19, 2009
In this text Mary visits her cousin Elizabeth so she can confirm the truth of the angel Gabriel’s words to her.
Scripture Today is the Fourth Sunday of Advent. We are focusing our attention during this Advent Season on one of the Scripture Readings read during Advent. And so today’s text is Luke 1:39-45. Receiving confirmation for a significant event or activity is often important. When I was in the ...read more