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November 28, 2010, 1st Sunday in Advent, Isaiah 2:2-5
"HOPE - Future and Present in the Same Moment" [Audio] [PDF]
Why the rush to Christmas? In the calendars of holy-days, we have a whole season to prepare for his Advent. And if we are really looking, we will see the future coming not just in this moment, but in every moment.
November 21, 2010, Christ the King, Jeremiah 23:1-6; Luke 23:33-43
"A King for 'All Things Now Living'" [Audio] [PDF]
He said he was a king, and he acted like a very different one with great powers to heal and save. So the real question is why the followers quit following.
November 14, 2010, 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Luke 21:5-19; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13
"Thanksgiving - A New Work Ethic" [Audio] [PDF]
The church in Thessalonica was having problems with their work ethic. Some were getting without giving, and Paul thinks the real problem is that the body of Christ is made for inter-dependence and mutual responsibility. Paul assumes that the body of Christ is givers and not getters. And the beginning and end of our giving is the thanks we give to the giver.