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“Woe to you, Korazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.” Matthew…

“They were all amazed, and they kept asking one another, ‘What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.’” Mark 1:27   We preacher types use a…

This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham: Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,…

“I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more. Isaiah 43:25 When it came to taking punishment as a kid, I was kind of a tough…

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.  John 1:14 I’ve always been…

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12 String of mostly-working lights in place? Check. Roughly perpendicular to the floor? Check. Toy train, rapidly consuming AA batteries,…

Restore us, O Lord God of hosts; Let your face shine, that we may be saved. Psalm 80:19   Restore us, O Lord God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved…

Turn again, O God of hosts; look down from heaven, and see; have regard for this vine, the stock that your right hand planted. Psalm 80:14-15 Advent is the season of preparation where we tell…

Jesus said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their…