This weekend is the 4 week of Advent and we are supposed to celebrate PEACE. PEACE, does the world understand PEACE? Does the Christ follower understand peace? When you think of peace, it often strikes up the idea of tranquility. Some attribute peace as quiet. Some attribute peace as calm. Some even attribute peace with unity. But PEACE is quite possibly NONE of those things!
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The Day of the Lord is when Jesus was born, God in flesh, to walk the earth. When he comes, there will be a judgement. (vs.-9). What would the people of David’s day understand this to be?
Christmas cards, poinsettias, ugly sweaters and more!
Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in response to British social attitudes towards poverty, particularly child poverty, and wished to use the novella to put forward his arguments against it. The story shows Scrooge as a paradigm for self-interest, and the possible repercussions of ignoring the poor, especially children in poverty—personified by the allegorical figures of Want and Ignorance. The two figures were created to arouse sympathy with readers—as was Tiny Tim
In the middle of Advent — lots of activity.
Psalm 100 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness!Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his;[a] we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving,and his courts with praise!Give … [Read more…]
The church will be closed for in-person gatherings at least for the next two weeks. Services will be live using Facebook Live at 10:45 a.m on Sundays.
Last week we talked about the wedding in Cana and then later going to Jerusalem before Passover and he flipped the tables over and drove all people and animals out of the Court of Gentiles with a whip. Now, the Gospel of John precedes that story with Jesus’ baptism. So, when we begin to pick of the story in Matthew, we must understand that there are certain things that John left out.
Another busy week at Fox Street – from the annual business meeting to packing boxes for our military!