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Advent Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - Isaiah 11:1-10

Posted: Thursday, December 13th, 2018 (0 comments)

Advent is a time to meditate on what the Old Testament Scriptures teach about our Lord. Some stories give us pictures of Christ. Last week’s story of Isaac being replaced by the ram is a picture of Christ replacing us in sin and death. The Old Testament worship was vivid imagery of what His Death would do for us. Then there’s the prophets. . . .

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Advent II, December 9, 2018 - St. Luke 21:25-36

Posted: Sunday, December 9th, 2018 (0 comments)

How’s your preparations going? We’re getting ready for Christmas. Many of you have already decorated. The Sunday School children are preparing for their program next Sunday during the Bible Class hour. Have you sent out your Christmas cards? Are you done shopping? Are you listening to Christmas carols all the time? Are you hoping for a white Christmas?

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Advent Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - Genesis 22:1-19

Posted: Thursday, December 6th, 2018 (0 comments)

In Advent we listen to the Old Testament to hear about our Lord’s coming. We’re especially interested in prophesies about His Birth. We love the prophesy that a Virgin would conceive a Son and call His Name Immanuel. We love to hear Micah proclaim Bethlehem to be His birthplace. We look forward to hearing about the Seed of the woman crushing the serpent’s head. . . .

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Advent I, December 2, 2018 - St. Matthew 21:1-9

Posted: Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 (0 comments)

Did your alarm clock wake you up this morning? Today rings like an alarm clock. Last Sunday was midnight, the end of the Church Year. Today is daybreak, the beginning of the Church Year. Christ is coming! He is coming soon on the Last Day. He is coming soon to be born in Bethlehem. But you will sing on that day, “Be born in us today.” . . .

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Trinity Last, November 25, 2018 - St. Matthew 25:1-13

Posted: Sunday, November 25th, 2018 (0 comments)

Midnight is coming. Are you ready? The end will be here before you know it. Soon Jesus will be back. Soon St. Paul will be telling you, next Sunday, to wake up, because it’s morning. But now it’s midnight. The end of the Church Year. Advent is upon us. . . .

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Thanksgiving, November 22, 2018 - St. Luke 17:11-19

Posted: Sunday, November 25th, 2018 (0 comments)

Giving thanks is a good thing. Less than 2 weeks ago we remembered those who served and gave their lives in the Great War which ended a century ago, as well as all those who have served their country. We gave thanks for their service and for our liberties as American citizens. We prayed to God thanking Him for giving them to us and begging Him to continue to guard and defend us through the ministry of His holy angels and the soldiers and lawmen of our land. . . .

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Trinity XXV, November 18, 2018 - St. Matthew 24:15-28

Posted: Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 (0 comments)

Things are coming to an end. November’s already half over, so 2018 will end in less than 45 days! School fall semesters or quarters will soon end if they haven’t already. Fall will end in a month. There’s only 1 Sunday left to this Church Year. . . .

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Veterans Day Devotion, Minersville Cemetery - I Corinthians 6:20

Posted: Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 (0 comments)

Nothing is free. Government programs are paid for by taxes and fees. Scholarships are paid for by endowments. Coupons are paid for by people buying more than they normally would. Freedom isn’t free. It is purchased with blood. It is preserved with blood. Many men buried here learned this. They knew it. They went into war fully aware that they might shed their blood and perhaps even die for their country. But they went, ready to serve their country and their families. . . .

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Trinity XXIV, November 11, 2018 - St. Matthew 9:18-26

Posted: Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 (0 comments)

Leaves are brown and falling. Cold air and snow have now arrived, and it keeps getting dark sooner and sooner. Before long it will be Thanksgiving and then before we know it cold December will be flying away into 2019. Our minds are preparing for a conclusion to the present. . . .

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All Saints Sunday, November 4, 2018 - St. Matthew 5:1-12

Posted: Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 (0 comments)

The pursuit of happiness is the American dream. We want to be happy. We don’t want to wait to be happy either. We want happiness immediately. We want it our way too. We don’t care how it will affect others. We don’t even wonder if God likes it or not. We want to be happy. We want it now. And we’ll define what that means and requires too. . . .

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