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Dec

19

Fourth Sunday of Advent – Bob Munshaw

Mt. 1:18-25, Is. 7:10-16
The young woman will have a son and shall call him Immanuel …says the prophet Isaiah, a line that is echoed by Matthew in the Gospel reading.  Immanuel … it is a Hebrew name, and Matthew explains that it means God is with us
Well, I heard on the news that as we [...]

Dec

12

Advent Three: Expecting God’s Redemption – Ben Wayman

Isaiah 35:1-10; Psalm 146:5-10; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11
John the Baptist makes me uncomfortable.  I don’t know if it’s his steady diet of locusts.  Or his camel hair clothes.  Maybe it’s his hangout spot in the desert.  Or his message of impending judgment.  Probably, it’s a nice mixture of all of it.
I admit that a lot [...]