The Light of the World

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness – on them light has shined (Isaiah 9:2 NRSV). What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the…

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Do Not Be Afraid

But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah” (Luke 1:13 ESV). And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary” (Luke 1:30 ESV). An angel of the Lord appeared to [Joseph} in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear” (Matthew 1:20 ESV) And the angel said to…

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A Window Into Hope

            And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You (Psalm 39:7 NKJV). On this first Sunday morning of Advent, we light the candle of Hope. Hope is closely tied to the word advent, which derives from a Latin word that means “coming” or “arrival.” On this…

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