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Blogging Towards Sunday, January 8, 2017

Psalm 131; Luke 2:21-40; 3:1-22 The Book of the Psalms are a collection of poems and songs, the ancient prayer book of the Hebrews, used undoubtedly by Jesus in his … Continue reading

January 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

News from First Pres San Bernardino

Last December a terrorist attack occurred in San Bernardino.  [Read this Wikipedia entry to refresh your memory if needed].  The pastor of the church is a friend of our church … Continue reading

January 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, January 1, 2017

New Year’s Day 2017 Psalm 131; Luke 2:21-40 The Book of the Psalms are a collection of poems and songs, the ancient prayer book of the Hebrews, used undoubtedly by … Continue reading

December 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 18, 2016

 Isaiah 7:10-16 & Matthew 1:18-25 The Fourth Sunday of Advent   We’re in the fourth week of Advent, Christmas is drawing near. The time of the solstice approaches, the longest … Continue reading

December 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards the Third Sunday of Advent, December 11, 2016

Isaiah 35:1-10; Matthew 11:2-11 The word joy comes from the Old French joie, based on Latin gaudium, from gaudere ‘rejoice.’ While it’s a feeling it’s neither trite nor easily dismissed. … Continue reading

December 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards the Second Sunday of Advent, December 4, 2016

The Second Sunday of Advent Isaiah 11:1-10; Matthew 3:1-12 We live in a time of great division. While that seems to be part of human civilization, it seems more divisive … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards the First Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2016

Isaiah 2:1-5 | Psalm 122 | Matthew 24:36-44   The exact relationship between the Book of Isaiah and any such historical Isaiah is complicated. The traditional view is that all … Continue reading

November 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, November 20, 2016

  Jeremiah 36:1-8, 21-23, 27-28; 31:31-34 Jeremiah is one of the most literarily beautiful writings of the Bible. Its beauty comes from the language and also the promise that despite … Continue reading

November 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, November 13, 2016

John 9:1-44   The Book of John tells the story of the person, teaching and life-changing life of Jesus of Nazareth. This gospel is probably the latest written, and thus … Continue reading

November 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, November 6, 2016

Jonah 1:1-17; 3:1-10; 4:1-11 The Book of Jonah tells the story of the unlikely Hebrew prophet of the see name.  Sent by God to prophesy the destruction of Nineveh, the … Continue reading

November 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

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