Monthly Archives: January 2014

“Come, follow the light.”

Texts: Isaiah 9:1-4 (from darkness to light), Matthew 4:12-23 (Jesus calls his first followers) What does it mean to follow Jesus? When Peter, Andrew, James and John first meet him, Jesus says, “Come, follow me, and I will make you … Continue reading

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The “scandal” of baptism

Text: Mark 3:13-17 (the baptism of Jesus) Dipped below the surface of a sacred river. Splashed with water to mark our entry into the death and resurrection of Christ. Anointed with oil when fatally ill. Rituals like these mark turning … Continue reading

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“In the beginning”

Text: John 1:1-18 (the Word become flesh) “Let’s start at the very beginning. A very good place to start.” So says the song “Do-Re-Mi” from “The Sound of Music.” Except, we never do get to start at the very beginning, … Continue reading

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