“Is Jesus’ Name Still Good?”

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Mark 1:14-20(NRSV) The Beginning of the Galilean Ministry 14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.” Jesus Calls the First Disciples 16 As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he […]

“Holding The Baby Jesus”

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Luke 2:21-40 (NRSV) Jesus Is Named 21 After eight days had passed, it was time to circumcise the child; and he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb. Jesus Is Presented in the Temple 22 When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they […]

“Children’s Christmas Eve Service 11am”

Luke 2:1-20 (NRSV) The Birth of Jesus 2 In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 All went to their own towns to be registered. 4 Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in […]

“Christmas Eve Candlelight Thoughts 8:30pm”

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Luke 2:1-20 (NRSV) The Birth of Jesus 2 In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 All went to their own towns to be registered. 4 Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in […]

“Witness of the Light”

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John 1:6-29 (NRSV) 6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. 8 He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. The Testimony of John the Baptist 19 This is the testimony given […]

“Not Your Normal Story”

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Mark 1:1-8 (NRSV) The Proclamation of John the Baptist 1 The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 2 As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,     who will prepare your way; 3 the voice of one crying out in the wilderness:     ‘Prepare the way of […]

“Do It Again”

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Mark 13:24-37 (NRSV) The Coming of the Son of Man 24 “But in those days, after that suffering, the sun will be darkened,     and the moon will not give its light, 25 and the stars will be falling from heaven,     and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 26 Then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming […]

“IMPRINT: Being on the Right Side”

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Matthew 25:31-46 (NRSV) The Judgment of the Nations 31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from […]

“IMPRINT: Nothing to Fear”

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Matthew 25:14-30; The Parable of the Talents 14 “For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; 15 to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. 16 The one who had received the five […]

“IMPRINT: While We Wait”

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Matthew 25:1-13(NRSV) The Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids 25 “Then the kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3 When the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them; 4 but the wise took flasks of oil with […]