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...
Coins – Fishy Money

Coins – Fishy Money

Matthew 17:24-27 24 When they reached Capernaum, the collectors of the temple tax came to Peter and said, “Does your teacher not pay the temple tax?” 25 He said, “Yes, he does.” And when he came home, Jesus spoke of it first, asking, “What do you think, Simon? From...
Coins – Render Unto Caesar

Coins – Render Unto Caesar

Mark 12:13–17 13 Then they sent to him some Pharisees and some Herodians to trap him in what he said. 14 And they came and said to him, “Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality, but teach the...
The Apostles’ Creed – I Believe in the Holy Spirit, Part 2

The Apostles’ Creed – I Believe in the Holy Spirit, Part 2

John 5:25-29 (NT page 96) 25 “Very truly, I tell you, the hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. 26 For just as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in...
The Apostles’ Creed – I Believe in Jesus, Part 3

The Apostles’ Creed – I Believe in Jesus, Part 3

Luke 23:39-43 39 One of the criminals who were hanged there kept deriding him and saying, “Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us!” 40 But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 41 And we...
The Apostles’ Creed – I Believe in Jesus, Part 2

The Apostles’ Creed – I Believe in Jesus, Part 2

Luke 1:26-35 26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, 27 to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favored...