Posts from November 2016

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Sunday, Nov. 27: Advent starts our new year!

by Trina Kleist

Advent is a time of waiting. Today marks the beginning of Advent, when Christians reflect on God’s many promises to us. Over the centuries, God has spoken to faithful people who have left a record of visions and prophecies. The most important prophecies – that of an Anointed One who would establish a kingdom of […]

Sunday, Nov. 20: Christ is King!

by Trina Kleist

Today is Christ the King Sunday! What kind of king? Jesus is not the kind the world is expecting! Jesus is a king that loves lavishly, forgives abundantly and opens his arms to all people from the cross. The world can think him foolish – and us fools for believing in Him. But we know […]

Sunday, Nov. 11: Does your heart trust?

by Trina Kleist

God’s people trust – and endure! It’s strangely easy to trust the latest craze. So why is it so hard to trust God’s own Son? It’s easy to trust in something that seems solid, like a building. But can we trust God as he uses us to build His Kingdom? In today’s Gospel, Jesus asks […]

Sunday, Nov. 6: Are you Blessed?

by Trina Kleist

God’s people get blessed in a different way! The Beatitudes describe what it means to be blessed. But Jesus’ message in today’s Gospel raises a lot of questions. Blessed to be poor? Woe to the rich? Christians consider the Beatitudes to be Jesus’ greatest sermon. Jesus reminds us that things the world considers blessings can […]