Readings for January 29th

Psalm 37 • Micah 6:1-8 • I Corinthians 1:18-31 • Matthew 5:1-12 During the season between Epiphany and Lent we examine some of Jesus’ primary teachings. The core of Jesus’ teaching is the Sermon on the Mount. Delivered more than once this body of teaching was expressed in various ways throughout his teaching ministry. His overarching…

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Readings for the Week: Jan 2-8

Thursday, January 6, is Epiphany. Epiphany marks the conclusion of the Christmas season through celebrating the visit of the Magi. The visit of the Magi, three non-Jewish men of wisdom from the east, symbolizes the revelation of the Messiah to the Gentiles. Psalm 72 • Isaiah 60:1-9 • Ephesians 3:1-12 • Matthew 2:1-12 The Gospel…

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Readings for the Week of January 1, 2011

Psalm 147 • Isaiah 61:10-62:3 • Galatians 3:23-4:7 • Luke 2:15-21 “It gets darker and darker, and then Jesus is born.” – Wendell Berry And with that the Advent season concludes and we move into the season of Christmas. No longer bewailing the dark days without Christ we now rejoice at his arrival and seek…

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Readings for Christmas Day – 2010

Psalm 96 • Isaiah 9:2-7 • Titus 2:11-14 • Luke 2:1-20 As we wrap up the season of Advent we prepare to both observe and celebrate the birth of Christ. The Incarnation, God’s plan from the beginning of time, changed and continues to change, the course of history. The Word became flesh and made his…

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Advent Readings – Dec 6 through Dec 12

Psalm 146 • Isaiah 35:1-10 • James 5:7-10 • Matthew 11:2-11 This Advent we have been reflecting upon life in exile through the book of Isaiah. Some have called it the proto-Gospel because it so thoroughly points to the coming of Christ. There are several parallels between our own spiritual difficulties and the exile experience…

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Readings for Nov 16 – 20

Psalm 46 • Jeremiah 23:1-6 • Luke 19:29-38 or 23:35-43 • Colossians 1:11-20 One year on the church calendar draws now to a close and another begins. It’s hard for me to believe but the season of Advent is upon us once again. Advent begins the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The calendar on the wall, or…

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Readings for the Week of Nov 1 – 6

Psalm 17 • Job 19:23-27 • 2 Thessalonians 2:13-3:5 • Luke 20:27-38 We are nearing the end of what often called the Church calendar, the Christian year. The  church year begins four Sundays (in our case Saturdays) prior to Christmas. Part of our spirituality involves following the Christian year as it models for us in…

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