When darkness abounds, we seek the light!

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Jan. 5, 2020 – Second Sunday in Christmas Text: John 1:1-18. Read it here. The Work of Christmas starts now! I wasn’t looking forward to taking a trip to Minneapolis, Minn., in December. But the visit offered a surprise: Sunshine and the energy one feels on a sunny day. We are people who need light […]

Jesus is coming! (We just don’t know when)

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So, what do we know about Jesus’ second coming? Text: 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17. Read it here. St. Paul wrote this letter to encourage the church at Thessalonica during a time of confusion and opposition. The confusion concerned the return of Christ Jesus. St. Paul tells these early Christians that their worry about the timing […]

Jesus’ parable: Be pesky in your prayers!

The Pesky Widow and the Unjust Judge                   Text: Luke 18:1-8. Read it here. Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem, teaching and healing as he goes. He tells his followers this parable about being persistent in prayer. Pastor Bill Wong preaches. In Jesus’ time, a widow was an especially vulnerable person. She normally would have […]