• JESUS, THE NEW MOSES

    Jesus’ birth changed the story of the world. It’s what we wait for both now, but also in the full restoration of the new earth and new heaven that will come at the Advent of Christ’s return. The Jesse Tree stories remind us of the prophetic (truth telling not fortune telling) voice and promises of …

  • ADVENT 1: CHRIST, THE NEW ADAM

      Welcome to Advent! A season of waiting for what is “to come”…  Isaiah 11 will be our guide: Isaiah spoke of the coming A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;     from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.     The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—     the …

  • WAITING FOR CHRIST’S COMING

    This upcoming Sunday will begin the season of Advent, the four weeks before Christmas. This marks the beginning of the church year. For four Sundays we will sit in Advent, not Christmas. The word, advent, it comes from a Latin word. And it means “coming.” Aren’t we, the whole of the globe, aren’t we waiting for the coming of …

  • GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD FOR HE IS GOOD

    One of the schemes that the Accuser, the name of Satan in the book of Job, uses is to distract us and allow us to forget how God has been faithful to us in the past. Perhaps he will, with God’s permission (Job 1), bring tragedy into our lives to trick us into forgetting the …