Archive: Dec 2015

  1. Prophetic Musings

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    John 1: 1-18; 01272015; 1 Christmas  I was thinking this past week that the life of a prophet was a rather difficult one.  The pages of the Old Testament are filled with stories of prophets being beaten, abused, berated and killed, hardly an attractive enticement for that line of work.  Yet they prophesized, one after […]

  2. Angels in the Family

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    Luke 2: 1-20; Xmas Eve; 12242015 I going to guess that some of you here tonight have probably done some research on your family history.  My brother Ken is pretty good at such things, and has done extensive research on our family tree.  Of course, when one starts to investigate one’s ancestors, you’re never sure […]

  3. The last will be first…

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    Luke 1: 39-56; 4 Advent; 12202016 In the Old Testament Book of Genesis, there’s that great story about the birth of Jacob and Esau.  They are twins, born to Isaac and Rebekah.  As they emerge from the womb, Esau leads the way, with brother Jacob close behind; indeed, Jacob exits the womb with his hand […]

  4. In the Hands of God

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    Wisdom 3: 1-5, 9; Bobby Crues Funeral; 12142015 Bobby Crues loved the Episcopal Church.  For Bobby, much like his beloved wife and family, it was love at first sight.  He immersed himself in the church and he never looked back.  He especially loved the people of St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, and asked about you often.  […]

  5. Blue Christmas: A Tale of Two Temples

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    Blue Christmas; Lamentations 3: 22-26, 31-33; 12102015                    Both of our Bible readings this evening revolve around the great Jewish temple in Jerusalem, though each reading speaks to a different vintage of the temple.  The great temple in Jerusalem was the center of Jewish religion.  It was […]