23 Dec

December 23rd, 2013

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Joseph is chosen too Icon: Scripture: Matt 1:18-24 Choosing to be Jesus’ father, wasn’t instinctive for Joseph. Before he had his dream, his choice, carefully made, had been quite different. […]

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22 Dec

December 22nd, 2013

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Mary’s long commitment Icon: Scripture: Luke 2:22-40 After the long journey to Bethlehem, after the delivery of the baby in a place meant to house animals, after the shepherds had […]

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21 Dec

December 21st, 2013

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Elizabeth Icon: Scripture: Luke 1;24-25; 39-45 When I awoke yesterday and looked out the window I was pleased to see the world covered with snow. For a moment I anticipated […]

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20 Dec

December 20th, 2013

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Zechariah’s gift Icon: Scripture: Luke 1:5-24; 57-80 Alone, burning incense before the altar to fulfill his duty as a Levite and priest, Zechariah is confronted by an angel who speaks […]

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19 Dec

December 19th, 2013

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Esther Prays Icon: Scripture:  Esther chapter 4 I believe in prayer.  Not because it works like magic, but because it connects me to God.  The labyrinth of prayer is full […]

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18 Dec

December 18th, 2013

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Elisha’s desire Icon: Scripture: 1 Kings 19, 2 Kings 2 I am not convinced that anyone in the Bible aspired to be a prophet, given the often harsh and persecuted […]

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17 Dec

December 17th, 2013

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And Elijah ran Icon: Scripture: 1 Kings 19:1-18 Immediately following Elijah’s confrontation with the prophets of Baal, the greatest power encounter since the plagues from God descended on the people […]

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16 Dec

December 16th, 2013

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A friend like Jonathan Icon: Scripture: The stories of the Kings of Israel extend from I Samuel through to II Chronicles. Today, we will draw from i and II Samuel as […]

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15 Dec

December 15th, 2013

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Ruth and Naomi Icon: Scripture: The Book of Ruth When I read the story of Ruth I am drawn to the way Ruth and Naomi posture their lives toward each […]

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14 Dec

December 14th, 2013

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Gideon – mighty man of valour Icon: Scripture: Judges 6 & 7 Gideon isn’t an intimidating hero.  His abilities and moral character do not stretch high like a tower casting an […]

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