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December 19, 2021

4th Sunday of Advent

He’s our Lord too! 39 In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town in Judah, 40 and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. 41 And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, 42 and […]

December 5, 2021

2nd Sunday of Advent

Getting the message right – Getting the message out When writing to Theophilus, Luke did his preparations and research into the life of Jesus and anchors it in time and place. We meet Zechariah the priest during the reign of Herod, king of Judea. 6 months into Zechariah’s wife’s pregnancy the angel Gabriel goes to […]

November 28, 2021

1st Sunday of Advent

In real time 25[Jesus said] “And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves, 26 people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the […]

December 20, 2020

4th Sunday of Advent

The Ultimate Mystery – the Finite can Contain the Infinite  25 Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus  Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages 26 but has now  been disclosed and through the prophetic writings […]

December 13, 2020

The Third Sunday of Advent

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20 Do not despise prophecies, 21 but test everything; hold fast what is good. 22 Abstain from every form of evil.  23 Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming […]

December 6, 2020

The Second Sunday of Advent

1 Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. 2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,     and cry to her that her warfare[a] is ended,     that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the Lord’s hand     double for all her sins.  3 A voice cries:[b] “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord;     make straight in the desert a highway for our God. 4 Every […]

November 29, 2020

The First Sunday of Advent

33 “Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come. 34 It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch. 35 Therefore 4 keep watch because you do […]

December 22, 2019

4th Sunday of Advent

Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. […]

December 15, 2019

3rd Sunday of Advent

Now when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples and said to [Jesus], “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?” And Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind receive their sight and […]

December 8, 2019

2nd Sunday in Advent

1 In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, 2 “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” 3 For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord; make […]

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