The Friendly Beasts:  Sheepish Ramifications

The Friendly Beasts: Sheepish Ramifications

Luke 2:8-20 8In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10But the angel said to them, “Do not be...
The Friendly Beasts:  A Donkey’s Tale

The Friendly Beasts: A Donkey’s Tale

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

Messiah – The Reign of the Righteous King

Isaiah 9:1-7 1 But there will be no gloom for those who were in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he will make glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of...
Messiah – The Sign of Immanuel

Messiah – The Sign of Immanuel

Isaiah 7:10-17 10 Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz, saying, 11 Ask a sign of the Lord your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven. 12 But Ahaz said, I will not ask, and I will not put the Lord to the test. 13 Then Isaiah said: “Hear then, O house of David! Is it...
Messiah – A Voice in the Wilderness

Messiah – A Voice in the Wilderness

Isaiah 40:1-11 1Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. 2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that she has served her term, that her penalty is paid, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins. 3 A voice cries out: “In the...
Voices from Bethlehem – The Joy of Angels

Voices from Bethlehem – The Joy of Angels

Luke 2:8-14 8In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be...
Voices from Bethlehem – The Peaceful City

Voices from Bethlehem – The Peaceful City

Micah 5:2-5a 2But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah, who are one of the little clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to rule in Israel, whose origin is from of old, from ancient days. 3Therefore he shall give them up until the time when she who is in...