Monthly Archives: December 2013

December 31, Year A

Inspired by 1 Kings 3:5-14 “And now, O Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David, although I am only a little child; I do not know how to go out or come … Continue reading

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December 30, Year A

Inspired by 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 “So we do not lose heart.  Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day.  For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight … Continue reading

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First Sunday of Christmas, Year A

Inspired by Isaiah 63:7-9 “I will recount the gracious deeds of the Lord, the praiseworthy acts of the Lord, because of all that the Lord has done for us, and the great favor to the house of Israel that he … Continue reading

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December 28, Year A

Inspired by Isaiah 49:13-23 “But Zion said, ‘The Lord has forsaken me, my Lord has forgotten me.’  Can a woman forget her nursing child, or show no compassion for the child of her womb?  Even these may forget, yet I … Continue reading

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December 27, Year A

Inspired by 1 John 5:1-12 “Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the parent loves the child.  By this we know that we love the children of God, when we … Continue reading

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December 26, Year A

Inspired by Acts 7:59-8:8 “That day a severe persecution began against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout the countryside of Judea and Samaria…Now those who were scattered went from place to place, proclaiming the … Continue reading

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Nativity of Our Lord, Christmas Day, Year A

Inspired by Hebrews 1:1-4 “Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through … Continue reading

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Nativity of Our Lord, Christmas Eve, Year A

Inspired by Titus 2:11-14 “For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all, training us to renounce impiety and worldly passions, and in the present age to live lives that are self-controlled, upright, and godly.”  Titus 2:11-12 (NRSV) … Continue reading

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December 23, Year A

Inspired by Galatians 3:6-14 “Just as Abraham ‘believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness,’ so, you see, those who believe are the descendants of Abraham.”  Galatians 3:6-7 (NRSV) God made his covenant with Abraham and with all … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday in Advent, Year A

Inspired by Matthew 1:18-25 “Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way.  When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy … Continue reading

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