Archive for January 2019

1-27-2019 Let us Celebrate our Fruitfulness

Luke 4:14-21 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) The Beginning of the Galilean Ministry 14 Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country. 15 He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone. The Rejection of Jesus at Nazareth 16 When he came…

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1-13-2019 Living your Baptism

Luke 3:15-17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 15 As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah, 16 John answered all of them by saying, “I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie…

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1-20-2019 Let us Stay United

1 Corinthians 12:1-11 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Spiritual Gifts 12 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. 2 You know that when you were pagans, you were enticed and led astray to idols that could not speak. 3 Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking by the Spirit of God ever…

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1-6-2019 Learning from the Wise Men

Matthew 2:1-12 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) The Visit of the Wise Men 2 In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2 asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come…

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January 2019

“The best of all is, God is with us!” – The Journal of John Wesley, ed., Percy Livingstone Parker, (Chicago, IL: Moody Press), 419   During this winter season, what is your favorite thing to do? Mine is having a cup of “Peppermint Mocha.” You can easily find it as a seasonal drink at any…

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