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Watching and Working

““Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes.” (Matthew 24:45–46, ESV) 158 more words


When We Don't Know What to Do

When I read Matthew chapter 2 this morning I was struck by a repeated phrase, “This was to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet.” This statement is found all throughout the chapter in different variations of wording, and I believe it is very telling. 542 more words


"In him the Gentiles will put their hope."

“In him the Gentiles will put their hope.” – Matt 12.21 (CJB)

Matthew quotes Isaiah 42.1-4 here, pointing out that the prophet Isaiah exactly prophesied the character of Christ. 178 more words


Epiphany, January 6, 2016

Epiphany (Year C)

Scripture Readings*: Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 (NRSV)


Isaiah 60:1-6

Hard times have a tendency to obscure the light of hope. 378 more words


Sermon: Pursuing the Light

As a kid, my two great loves were science and exploration. I would consume the National Geographic the second it arrived in the mail, and my bedroom was festooned with space posters, photos, astronomic charts, and lunar maps. 1,995 more words



On this Epiphany Sunday, we learn about the value of being pilgrims on our faith journey from the example of the Magi in Matthew 2.1-12… 13 more words

Biblical Messages

Follow the Star

Scripture—Matthew 2.1-12, NRSV, alt.

In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, Magi from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? 2,832 more words