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Bethlehem Faith is today’s sermon as we mark the 2nd Sunday of Advent. Click the play button below or the three dots at right to download the audio file. Two notes: 1) Last week I may have said that Elizabeth … Continue reading
Born again to a living hope; that’s important because if we had hope in this life only we’d be above all others most miserable. We may suffer trials for a little while but do not get distracted or discouraged. Our … Continue reading
During a wedding feast Jesus performed his first miracle recorded in the Gospels. Jesus did not perform signs and wonders on command and he never did miracles in an attempt to prove who he was.
Going to work through a series on 2nd Peter before Thanksgiving and Advent. Here’s a few reminders he left believers of things we need to add to faithfulness. It’s all stuff believers know but it never hurts to be reminded.
When considering “what would Jesus do?” let’s remember that flipping tables over is a possibility. So is having a fish fry (for breakfast). When the wind and waves picked up, and the disciples thought they were going to die, they … Continue reading
We are naturally skeptical and that is probably to our benefit. We have to process information before deciding what to believe and what to dismiss. Faith and belief are related but not necessarily the same thing. When Jesus’s disciples saw … Continue reading
We light the Bethlehem candle on the second Sunday of Advent and focus on the faith of Mary and Joseph. Bethlehem was small, unknown and out of the way. And that is exactly why Jesus was born there.
As I’ve said, the theology is thick in the middle of Galatians. The promises made to Abraham were fulfilled in Christ. In the meantime the Law was given, not to make us to righteous but to act as a guardian … Continue reading
As proof that we are justified by faith and not the Law, Paul asks by how we receive the Spirit. The Galatian Christians had already received the Holy Spirit by faith in Jesus Christ. There is no reason to go … Continue reading
We light the Bethlehem candle to honor the faith of Mary and Joseph. They made the difficult journey to Bethlehem perhaps not understanding but walking in faith.