12/25/22 Christmas Day
on December 25th, 2022
The Christmas Story: Luke 2:1-20Luke 2:1–20 (NLT)1 At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire. 2 (This was the first census taken when Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 All returned to their own ancestral towns to register for this census. 4 And because Joseph was a descendant of King David, he had to go to Bethlehem in Judea, Davi...
Advent 12/24/22 Christmas Eve
on December 24th, 2022
A-D-V-E-N-TPsalm 130:5I wail for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope._____"A - Anticipate new ways to celebrate this year as we deal with a changing life-style.D - "Do Be Do Be Do" is our chant as we continue to Do the Lord's ministries while Be-ing His redeemed people.V - Visualize the real reason for Christmas, with or without the usual traditions and schedules.E - Everyone is invite...
Advent 12/23/22 Sacred Knowing
on December 23rd, 2022
Glory Above Earth and Heaven Friday, December 23Psalm 148 (NRSV) Praise the Lord!Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise him in the heights!Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his host!Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars! Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the heavens!Let them praise the name of the Lord, for he commanded and they were created. H...
Advent 12/22/22 Sacred Knowing
on December 22nd, 2022
KNOWING PEACE Thursday, December 222 Corinthians 4:13-18 (NRSV)But just as we have the same spirit of faith that is in accordance with scripture—“I believed, and so I spoke”—we also believe, and therefore we also speak, because we know that the one who raised Jesus will also raise us with Jesus and will present us with you in his presence. Indeed, everything is for your sake, so that grace, when ...
Advent 12/21/22 Sacred Knowing
on December 21st, 2022
Wednesday, December 211 John 5:6-12 (NRSV)This is the one who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ, not with the water only but with the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one that testifies, for the Spirit is the truth. There are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood, and these three agree. If we receive human testimony, the testimony of God is greater, for this is t...
Advent 12/20/22 Sacred Knowing
on December 20th, 2022
Prayer for Victory Tuesday, December 20 Psalm 20:1-7 (NRSV) The Lord answer you in the day of trouble! The name of the God of Jacob protect you!May he send you help from the sanctuary and give you support from Zion.May he remember all your offeringsand regard with favor your burnt sacrifices.May he grant you your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans.May we shout for joy over your victoryand i...