Marvelous (Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31)

Marvelous (Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31)

There is much about the Christian faith that at first glance appears similar to any other faith: love of neighbor, pursuit of peace and justice; but Holy Trinity Sunday is a day that Christians marvel at God in a way that no other people of faith can because Christians hold fast to a God who is one God…yet active and revealed in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

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First Light (Jeremiah 33:14-16)

First Light (Jeremiah 33:14-16)

This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent and the beginning of a new church year. Advent this year starts with a promise…a promise given to people who are sitting in the dark wondering if they will ever see the light of God’s favor again. It is the Promise extended to those who feel as if they are in the tomb already, with immovable rock enclosing them. It is God’s YES and it is spoken in the face of the world’s MAYBE and the Devil’s NO. It is the Promise that “[You] will be saved and live in safety.” For all of us who live after the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, the promise voiced by Jeremiah has been fulfilled in Christ. About this YES of God, St. Paul wrote this: “For in [Christ] every one of God’s promises is a YES. For this reason it is through Him that we say the ‘Amen’ to the glory of God.”

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Living with the "End" in View (Mark 13:1-13)

Living with the "End" in View (Mark 13:1-13)

Christ our King, is coming. And Jesus has already told us how things will end, saying “Do not be alarmed” (7); “do not be anxious” (11). He is coming to right every wrong. Because of all that he accomplished through his death and resurrection (which we are given to see through faith) that will not result in our own destruction and punishment, but with the free gift of eternal life and a “new creation”!

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