January 16, 2018

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“One day as Jesus was walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew throwing a net into the water, for they fished for a living. Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!”  And they left their […]

January 9, 2018

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“Either way, Christ’s love controls us. Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our old life. He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised […]

December 24, 2017 – Pierced

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“Then I will pour out a spirit of grace and prayer on the family of David and on the people of Jerusalem. They will look on me whom they have pierced and mourn for him as for an only son. They will grieve bitterly for him as for a firstborn son who has died.” Zechariah […]

December 23, 2017 – 30 Pieces of Silver

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“And I said to them, ‘If you like, give me my wages, whatever I am worth; but only if you want to.’ So they counted out for my wages thirty pieces of silver. And the Lord said to me, ‘Throw it to the potter’ – this magnificent sum at which they valued me! So I […]

December 22, 2017 – Riding on a Colt

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“Rejoice, O people of Zion! Shout in triumph, O people of Jerusalem! Look, your king is coming to you. He is righteous and victorious, yet he is humble, riding on a donkey riding on a donkey’s colt.” Zechariah 9:9   Advent is often described as the “most wonderful time of the year.” For most, the […]

December 21, 2017 – Son of Man

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“As my vision continued that night, I saw someone like a son of man coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient One and was led into his presence. He was given authority, honor, and sovereignty over all the nations of the world, so that people of every race and nation and language […]

December 20, 2017 – New Covenant

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“The day is coming,” says the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and Judah.” Jeremiah 31:31   Advent is a time of waiting. Prior to the birth of Jesus, the Old Covenant that God had with His people was a large and complicated covenant with 613 laws, rituals […]

December 19, 2017 – Murderous Plot

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“Thus says the Lord: ‘A voice is heard in Ramah, lamentation and bitter weeping. Rachel is weeping for her children; she refuses to be comforted for her children, because they are no more.” Jeremiah 31:15   During this time of Jeremiah, the Lord’s people were going through exile in Babylonia for seventy years. We see […]

December 18, 2017 – Suffering Servant

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  “There was nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance, nothing to attract us to him. He was despised and rejected – a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was led like a sheep […]

December 17, 2017 – Light to the Nations

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“Look at my servant, whom I strengthen. He is my chosen one, who pleases me. I have put my Spirit upon him. He will bring justice to the nations. He will not shout or raise his voice in public. He will not crush the weakest reed or put out a flickering candle. He will bring […]