Tag Archives: faith
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.
Lighting the Bethlehem Candle reminds us of the faith of Joseph and Mary. Joseph did as the angel commanded. Mary declared herself to be the servant of the Lord and added “let it be as you have said.” We don’t … Continue reading
Today we light the Bethlehem candle and read about the faith of Joseph of Mary. I’ve said many times that faith is more than belief. Today’s sermon looks at faith in terms of trust, response and action.
December 6, 2015 text: Luke 1:26-38, Matthew 1:18-25 The theme of last week was Hope and we lit the Prophet’s candle in our Advent wreath. This week our theme is Faith and we light the Bethlehem candle. It took great … Continue reading
Originally published in The Calhoun Times November 21, 2015 I love Christmas and always have. I want to get that right out in the open before anyone gets the wrong idea. There are some things about the celebration of Christmas … Continue reading