Advent Encounters:  Anna and Simeon

Advent Encounters: Anna and Simeon

Luke 2:22-38 22 When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the law of the Lord, “Every firstborn male shall be designated as holy to the Lord”), 24 and...
Advent Encounters: Joseph & the Innkeeper

Advent Encounters: Joseph & the Innkeeper

Luke 2:1-7 1In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3All went to their own towns to be registered. 4Joseph also went from the...
Advent Encounters: Herod and the Wise Men

Advent Encounters: Herod and the Wise Men

Matthew 2:1-12 1In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.”...
Advent Encounters: Saints and Sinners

Advent Encounters: Saints and Sinners

Matthew 1:1-17 1 An account of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham. 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, 3 and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by...