Who Brings Down the Mighty?

Who Brings Down the Mighty?

The Final Advent Candle to be lit this weekend is named Love. The text is Luke 1:46-55. This passage is famously called The Magnificat. It is the song Mary sang after her cousin Elizabeth praised her for believing God’s Promise. Here’s the interesting thing about this...
Smashing Plates, Yowies, and Peace

Smashing Plates, Yowies, and Peace

Do you find it difficult to think of peace in our world today? Last week we lit the candle of hope. This week we light the candle of peace. Really? It doesn’t seem like there is a lot of peace in our world. I had the privilege of hanging out with our YOWIES last...

Preparing to Light the Candle of Peace for Advent 2

This morning I was preparing for the upcoming week of Advent 2: The Candle of Peace. Our two main texts are Luke 1:68-79 and Luke 3:1-6. I was reminded of some work that I did in these texts the last time I preached through Luke. They are appropriate to repost here...
A Visual Meditation on Thanksgiving

A Visual Meditation on Thanksgiving

Our theme for this weekend is “Grateful” and the texts are Deuteronomy 26:1-11 and Luke 17:11-19. I offer the illustration above as a visual meditation on the Greek word that we translate giving thanks. It is the word used when the one Samaritan leper returns to thank...
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