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Believe and See

posted Jan 11, 2020, 6:49 PM by James Christensen

Sunday, January 12
Baptism of the Lord
Psalm 29
Isaiah 42:1-9
Matthew 3:13-17
“When Jesus had been baptized...
he saw the Spirit of God....”
– Matthew 3:16

The Wise Get It

posted Jan 9, 2020, 10:53 AM by James Christensen

Sunday, January 5
Epiphany Sunday
Psalm 72:1-5
Isaiah 60:1-6
Matthew 2:1-12
“‘Where is the child
who has been born
king of the Jews?
For we observed his star
at its rising,
and we have come
to pay him homage.’”
– Matthew 2:2

Patience?

posted Jan 5, 2020, 6:42 AM by James Christensen

Sunday, December 29
Psalm 148
Isaiah 63:7-9
Romans 8:22-26
John 1:1-5
“But if we hope
for what we do not see,
we wait for it
with patience."
- Romans 8:25

A Meditation for Christmas Eve 2019

posted Dec 24, 2019, 6:53 PM by James Christensen

Tuesday, December 24
Christmas Eve
Psalm 96
Isaiah 52:7-10
Titus 2:11-14
Luke 2:1-20
“For the grace of God has appeared,
bringing salvation to all....”
– Titus 2:11

Presence, Not Proof

posted Dec 22, 2019, 5:41 AM by James Christensen

Sunday, December 22
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19
Isaiah 7:10-16
Romans 1:1-7
Matthew 1:18-25
“...and they shall name him
Emmanuel,
which means
‘God is with us’”
– Matthew 1:23b

Keep Calm and Carry On

posted Dec 14, 2019, 11:30 AM by James Christensen   [ updated Dec 14, 2019, 11:34 AM ]

Sunday, December 15
Third Sunday of Advent
Psalm 146:5-10
Isaiah 35:1-10
James 5:7-10
Matthew 11:2-11
“A highway shall be there,
and it shall be called the Holy Way;
the unclean shall not travel on it,
but it shall be for God’s people;
no traveler, not even fools,
shall go astray.”
– Isaiah 35:8

The Wilderness Perspective

posted Dec 7, 2019, 8:59 AM by James Christensen   [ updated Dec 7, 2019, 9:03 AM ]

Sunday, December 8
Second Sunday of Advent
Psalm 72
Isaiah 11:1-10
Romans 15:4-13
Matthew 3:1-12
“His delight shall be
in the fear of the LORD.
He shall not judge
by what his eyes see,
or decide by what his ears hear.”
– Isaiah 11:3

Awake in Christ

posted Dec 1, 2019, 12:50 PM by James Christensen

Sunday, December 1
First Sunday of Advent
Psalm 122
Isaiah 2:1-5
Romans 13:11-14
Matthew 24:36-44
“‘Keep awake therefore....’”
– Matthew 24:42

Center and King

posted Nov 23, 2019, 6:10 PM by James Christensen

Sunday, November 24
Reign of Christ
Psalm 46
Colossians 1:11-20
“He himself
is before all things,
and in him
all things hold together.”
– Colossians 1:17

Pause and Wonder

posted Nov 21, 2019, 12:56 PM by James Christensen

Sunday, November 17
Psalm 96
Job 37:14-24
“‘Hear this, O Job;
stop and consider
the wondrous works of God.’”
– Job 37:14

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