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Home for the Holidays

posted Dec 9, 2017, 1:53 PM by James Christensen

http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=54837 December 10, 2017:
Second Sunday of Advent
Isaiah 40:1-11
Psalm 42:1-4, 7-8
2 Peter 3:8-15a
Mark 1:1-8
“The grass withers,
the flower fades,
but the word of our God
will stand forever.”
– Isaiah 40:8


Faithful Waiting

posted Dec 4, 2017, 10:41 AM by James Christensen

http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=54837 December 3, 2017:
First Sunday of Advent
“God is faithful;
by him you were called
into the fellowship of his Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord.”
– 1 Corinthians 1:9


In the Meantime, Hope

posted Nov 30, 2017, 9:12 AM by James Christensen   [ updated Dec 5, 2017, 7:26 PM ]

http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=47457 November 26, 2017:
Reign of Christ Sunday
“I pray that the God
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of glory,
may give you a spirit
of wisdom and revelation
as you come to know him, so that,
with the eyes of your heart enlightened,
you may know what is the hope
to which he has called you....”
– Ephesians 1:17-18

Church and Community

posted Nov 24, 2017, 9:08 AM by James Christensen   [ updated Dec 5, 2017, 7:26 PM ]

November 19, 2017:
Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Richmond Heights Centennial
“But seek the welfare of the city
where I have sent you into exile,
and pray to the Lord on its behalf,
for in its welfare
you will find your welfare.”
– Jeremiah 29:7

The Cure for Worry

posted Nov 18, 2017, 8:06 AM by James Christensen

November 12, 2017:
Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
“To fix one's thought on [Wisdom]
is perfect understanding,
and one who is vigilant on her account
will soon be free from care....”
– Wisdom of Solomon 6:15

Faith and the Future

posted Nov 4, 2017, 12:26 PM by James Christensen   [ updated Nov 4, 2017, 12:35 PM ]

November 5, 2017:
All Saints Sunday
“Beloved,
we are God's children now;
what we will be
has not yet been revealed.”
– 1 John 3:2

What the Reformers Left - and Left Undone

posted Nov 3, 2017, 3:13 PM by James Christensen   [ updated Nov 8, 2017, 8:47 AM ]

Reformation/Reconciliation Sunday:
October 29, 2017
Psalms 133 and 134
Deuteronomy 34:1-12
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
Matthew 16:13-33
“‘And I tell you,
you are Peter,
and on this rock
I will build my church,
and the gates of Hades
will not prevail against it.’”
– Matthew 16:18

What the Reformers Did

posted Oct 26, 2017, 10:11 AM by James Christensen   [ updated Nov 8, 2017, 8:46 AM ]

http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=54985 The Reformation At 500
October 22, 2017
Psalm 96:1-8
2 Kings 18:1-7a
Galatians 2:15-3:9
Matthew 15:1-20
“He [Hezekiah] did what was right
in the sight of the LORD,
just as his ancestor David had done.”
– 2 Kings 18:3

What the Reformers Intended

posted Oct 20, 2017, 6:58 AM by James Christensen

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost:
October 15, 2017
Psalm 23
Exodus 32:1-24
Acts 17:22-31
Matthew 22:1-14
“‘...they have been quick
to turn aside from the way
that I commanded them....’”
– Exodus 32:8

What We Do and Why We Do It

posted Oct 6, 2017, 1:57 PM by James Christensen

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost:
October 8, 2017
Psalm 19
Deuteronomy 14:22-29
Acts 2:29-47
Matthew 22:15-22
“‘Give, therefore, to the emperor
the things that are the emperor’s,
and to God the things that are God’s.’”
– Matthew 22:21

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