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God’s Sovereignty – Bob Munshaw

Isaiah 64:1-9; Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:24-37
Last week, Mariah helped us to remember and reflect on the fact that Christ is King. This week, we enter into the Advent season—a time when we prepare for the coming of the King. Brian Hartley is not here, and so cannot hold my feet to the fire in terms of not yet talking [...]



Looking Backward, Looking Forward: Christ is King – Mariah Justice

Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24; Psalm 100; Ephesians 1:15-23; Matthew 25:31-46
As both a Christian and a fan of George Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire books—which are the basis for HBO’s popular show Games of Thrones, I believe I have created a fun game. This is how you play: I list an atrocity committed by a king—either a male or a female [...]



Hope, Remember, Obey: The Already and Not Yet – Ginger Coakley

Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25; Psalm 78:1-7; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13
My husband is an avid movie watcher, so, as you can imagine, we spend many of our free nights watching movies. Recently with friends we watched a movie that everyone in the room had seen except for me. I’m the kind of movie watcher that cannot just watch to see what happens [...]



Are Saints “Golden”? – Judy Cox

Revelation 7:9-17; Psalm 34:1-10, 22; 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12
I confess, All Saints Day never hit my radar at all growing up. Halloween overshadowed it by far, with its enticement of endless sweets available this one night just for the asking. Like many children, I was all about plundering the neighborhood [...]