Standing on God’s Promise

Readings for the Fourth Sunday in Advent Micah 5:2-5a; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-56           “Don’t get your hopes up — I’ll believe it when I see it — Don’t count your chickens before they hatch!” Such popular expressions...

Rejoice in the Lord!

Readings for the Third Sunday in Advent Zephaniah 3:14-20; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 7:18-28      What brings you joy in life? Perhaps it’s the time you spend in the company of good friends or pursuing a favorite hobby. You may recall certain moments of intense...

Make His Paths Straight

Readings for the Second Sunday in Advent Malachi 3:1-7b; Philippians 1:2-11; Luke 3:1-14      Many kinds of preparation for Christmastime tend to be rather delicate and dainty – whether it’s decorating the mantle, setting out the fine china or considering...

Thy Kingdom Come

Readings for the First Sunday in Advent                  Jeremiah 33:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13; Luke 21:25-36 One of the ways that Christians prepare to celebrate the first coming of Jesus at Christmas is by also giving heed to his second and final coming. Talking...