Advent III – Joy Comes..

Therefore you now have sorrow; but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice and your joy no one will take from you – John 16:12-24 (22 printed) Background Jesus and his disciples were in the transition point from ending the Passover meal and going to the garden to pray. In this time, …

Advent II: A Peace That Keeps

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus – Philippians 4:1-9 (6-7 printed) Background Paul speaks so warmly of the Philippian church, using …

Advent I: My Hope Is Built

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “so shall your offspring be” – Romans 4:16-24 (18 shown) Looking Ahead The holidays are upon us. For many of us, this means looking forward to cooking all day, Black Friday, Cyber …