Tag Archives: Isaiah

February 19 – Immanuel: God With Us

Matthew 1; Exodus 20; Exodus 21; Proverbs 9 “So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: ‘Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and … Continue reading

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December 4 – Road Work on the Way to Christmas

Malachi 3:1-4; Luke 1:68-79; Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6 We all have to deal with it: roadwork. When you’re driving on vacation, or to go visit family in another town over the summer the sign you see more than any other, … Continue reading

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September 17 – My Way

Psalm 113; Isaiah 5:8-23; Mark 12:41-44 The song “My Way” hit the charts in April of 1969 and stayed in the top 40 for 75 weeks, until September of 1971. Paul Anka wrote it specifically for Frank Sinatra whose beautiful … Continue reading

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June 18 – Politics and Christians

Psalm 22:19-28; Isaiah 59:1-8; Matthew 9:27-34 Science Fiction usually uses one of two themes. The first is that technology has made everything so much better that the world is an awesome place. Somehow, trouble arises even in this idyllic land … Continue reading

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June 17 – The Teacher is Coming

Psalm 22:19-28; Isaiah 57:1-13; Galatians 3:15-22 You probably remember those times in class when the teacher had to leave. Either they were dragging the kid who had shouted an obscenity at the teacher to the office, or they were headed … Continue reading

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May 30 – Start Right Here

Psalm 5; Jonah 4:1-11; Acts 8:26-40 The movie “The Longest Day” is the story about the Allied invasion of the European mainland at Normandy during World War II. It is said that no matter how good a battle plan you … Continue reading

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May 14 – Ready?

Psalm 104:24-34 35b; 2 Kings 2:1-15a; Luke 1:5-17 The years before the Revolutionary War saw a movement known as the First Great Awakening. It was a time of revival in many American churches, and this spirit of revival rebelled against authoritarianism. … Continue reading

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April 13 – Ready to Serve

Psalm 121; Isaiah 6:1-8; Luke 5:1-11 One of the hardest jobs in any church is what’s called the Committee on Committees. I have to admit, when I first heard that term, I had a good laugh. I had no idea … Continue reading

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April 8 – Holy!

Psalm 30; Isaiah 6:1-4; Revelation 4:1-11 Sometimes when we are around something of great value, we grow so accustomed to it that we forget the value. We do this with people when we become so used to a person that … Continue reading

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April 7 – Fiddling Around

Psalm 30; Isaiah 5:11-17; Revelation 3:14-22 We’ve all heard the story about Nero fiddling while Rome burned. Nero may not have been a good leader, but he was the best fiddler of his day. Ok, let’s face it, he was … Continue reading

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