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Sunday sermon 4 December 2016 - Prince of Peace

Readings: Romans 15:4-13; Matthew 3:1-12;

MESSAGE

I wonder if you’ve figured out the difference between Lent and Advent?

Lent is a time of preparation in which we give up something to focus on our relationship with God (or more recently do something new that does the same thing). 1,604 more words

Sunday Morning Sermons

The Political Meaning of the Nativity, by Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan

The Longing for Peace and Liberation from Contemporary Domination Systems

Because of the importance of Christmas, how we understand the stories of Jesus’s birth matters. What we think they’re about – how we hear them, read them, interpret them – matters. 2,520 more words

William Blake

Contentment is..

Seeking peace amidst the moments in between is a dichotomy of sorts. That is, unless one has unlocked the key to contentment.

Photograph by Gunnar Simonsen

His Name

His Name

Names have meaning,  and we can look up the meaning  of whatever name we are interested in.     Many will name their newborn child  according to the meaning  of a name.     447 more words

Hallelujah

December 1

Prince of Peace…..

In my devotions this morning I read Isaiah 9:6-7 from the Message and Prince of Peace was translated Prince of Wholeness.

As I considered those those words I thought about how appropriate it is to substitute wholeness for peace.   199 more words