Sunday, December 11, 2011

Imagine John Joyful!

Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Announce freedom to all captives
John 1:6-8, 19-28 Thunder in the desert

John the Baptist knew Isaiah's ancient words about liberty to the captives and good news to the poor. He also knew the kind of message Jesus was about to proclaim: a light shining in the darkness. So imagine the joy of that moment -- and John, just bursting to share that news with the world!

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Kiss of Light

Psalm 85:1-13
Mark 1:1-8

What does it take for God to get our attention these days? Perhaps what we are longing for isn't the perfect home, the perfect Christmas, the perfect job, the perfect family. Perhaps what we are longing for is the joy and peace that comes from moving through the challenges and difficulties of life, perhaps we are longing for God to give us a swift spiritual kick in the pants, perhaps we are longing for a message that isn't expected, so that we are caught off guard, so that our emotions, thoughts and spirit are stirred. Advent is a time of waiting and anticipation, what will we hear today as we wait? Will we finally sit up and take notice that and hear what God is saying to us today?

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