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ADVENT Meditation: Dec. 4 - Luke 1: 29 - 33 (Sylvester Ekeunwe)

Have you ever heard something that you thought could not be possible? How, then, do you react or process it? Read more
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ADVENT Meditation: Dec. 3 - Luke 1:26 (Bridget Hughes)

"In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary. And he came to her and said, "Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you." Read more
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ADVENT Meditation: Dec. 2 - Isaiah 11: 6-9 (Kathy Carliner)

The wolf shall live with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the kid, the calf and the lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them. They will not hurt or destroy on all my holy mountain; for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea. Read more
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ADVENT Meditation: Dec. 1 - Isaiah 11: 1-3a (Dan Mitchell)

As Jesse was King David’s father, the Book of Isaiah metaphorically speaks about ancestry and the proclamation of the coming of Jesus as a descendant from King David. Read more
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ADVENT Meditation: Nov 30 - Isaiah 9:2 (Linsday McHugh)

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness – on them light has shined. For a child has been born for us, a son has been given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Read more
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ADVENT Meditation: Nov. 29 - Genesis 22 (Valyrie Laedlein)

The angel of the LORD called to Abraham a second time from heaven, and said, "By myself I have sworn, says the LORD: Because you have done this, and have not withheld your son, your only son, I will indeed bless you, and I will make your offspring as numerous as the stars of heaven and as the sand that is on the seashore." Read more
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ADVENT Meditation: Nov. 28 - Genesis 3 (Lancey Clough)

Genesis 3: He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit from the tree, and I ate.” The Lord God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent tricked me and I ate.” Read more
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ADVENT Meditation: Nov. 27 - Genesis 3 (Katie Rickard)

The man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and they hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. But the LORD God called to the man, and said to him, "Where are you?" He said, "I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself." Read more
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Scripture for Holy Week (Luke 23:1 - 5)

Then the assembly rose as a body and brought Jesus before Pilate. Read more
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Meditation: Mar. 26 (Easter Vigil) Luke 23:1 - 5 (Ulysses Grant)

Having the day of the Great Vigil for my thoughts on this passage gives me pause. At the Vigil we are on the brink of Christianity’s great triumphal moment, and yet this passage depicts the perfect storm of events that led to Jesus’s humiliation and death. Thing is, I’ve always felt a little bad for Pilate. He was just a Roman bureaucrat, charged with the difficult task of keeping the Jews of Judea placated and compliant. He tried to point out to the Jewish population that Jesus was no criminal, and yet it was they, the Jews, who insisted on Jesus’s condemnation. Read more

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