Advent 12/7/22 Sacred People
on December 7th, 2022
Seeing the TruthWednesday, December 7Psalm 146:5-10. (NRSV)Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God,who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them;who keeps faith forever; who executes justice for the oppressed; who gives food to the hungry.The Lord sets the prisoners free;the Lord opens the eyes of the blind.The Lord lifts up those ...
Advent 12/6/22 Sacred People
on December 6th, 2022
F.A.I.T.H.Tuesday, December 6Galatians 3:23-29. (The Message)Until the time when we were mature enough to respond freely in faith to the living God, we were carefully surrounded and protected by the Mosaic law. The law was like those Greek tutors, with which you are familiar, who escort children to school and protect them from danger or distraction, making sure the children will really get to the ...
Advent 12/5/22 Sacred People
on December 5th, 2022
Patience in WaitingMonday, December 52 Peter 3:8-13 (NRSV)But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like one day. The Lord is not slow about his promise, as some think of slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish but all to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then t...
Advent 12/4/22 Sacred People
on December 4th, 2022
The Sacred OneSunday, December 4Genesis 1:26-31 (The Message)God spoke: “Let us make human beings in our image, make themreflecting our natureSo they can be responsible for the fish in the sea,the birds in the air, the cattle,And, yes, Earth itself,and every animal that moves on the face of Earth.”God created human beings;he created them godlike,Reflecting God’s nature.He created them male and fem...
Advent 12/3/22 Sacred Time
on December 3rd, 2022
Singing in HarmonySaturday, December 3Romans 15:4-13 (The Message)For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, so that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope. May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in harmony with one another, in accordance with Christ Jesus, so that together you may with one voice glorif...
Advent 12/2/22 Sacred Time
on December 2nd, 2022
Friday, December 2Psalm 72:1-8 (NRSV)Give the gift of wise rule to the king, O God, the gift of just rule to the crown prince.May he judge your people rightly, be honorable to your meek and lowly.Let the mountains give exuberant witness; shape the hills with the contours of right living.Please stand up for the poor, help the children of the needy, come down hard on the cruel tyrants...