Posts tagged with: Advent

Skulls on the side of a hill

Yearning for Freedom in Advent

The season of Advent is a time to bring our longings before the Lord, to ask for the freedom that only Jesus can give us.

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Fulfilled in Advent

In Advent, we remember how God’s ancient promises were fulfilled in the events of Jesus’s life.

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Leadership Wisdom – You are the Light of the World

Isn’t Jesus the light of the world? In what sense are we?

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Advent Approaches

The season of Advent is almost here.

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Advent and the Earth

Creation groans and suffers from the results of human sin.

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Advent and the Body

The coming season of Advent is an invitation to reflect on God’s redemptive plan and the characteristics of his coming kingdom.

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What if God Was One of Us?

The Incarnation is, ultimately, a mystery. But it is the mystery on which every other mystery of the Christian faith depends.

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On the Feast of Stephen

Feast on this second day of Christmas secure in the knowledge that you are a child of God.

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Keeping Christmas Well . . . by Going to Church

Christmas should be celebrated in community with others as we gather to worship the Son of God, born in a stable and laid in a manger. This year, let’s be sure to gather for worship, even if we do so virtually.

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Advent: Light Through: Mother Mary

God needed her witness & her words.

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Advent: Light With Us: Immanuel

This is an affirmation of presence. Not hopes to be, not begging to be, God IS with us.

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A woman dressed in red holding out a handful of chocolate coins

Keeping Christmas Well . . . by Living Generously

We give in response to God’s most generous gift to us, the gift of Jesus.

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Keeping Christmas Well . . . Gloriously

Scripture reveals to us the unsurpassed glory of God, which we see in the natural world and most of all in Jesus, the Word of God made flesh.

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Keeping Christmas Well: As a Child

Christmas, the celebration of God’s coming among us as a child, helps us to experience blessed childlikeness.

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Keeping Christmas Well: With Laughter and Joy

We can keep Christmas well by enjoying laughter. Our joy doesn’t deny the pains of life today.

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