“Shattering the Silence”

John 1:43–51         (Philip invites Nathanael to come and see Jesus.) 43 The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee.  He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.”  44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.  45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him of whom […]

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Genesis 1:1–5        (The creation of the world) 1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.  2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.  3 And God said, “Let there be […]

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“Recognizing the Sign”

Luke 2:22–40         (Jesus is presented to the Lord at the temple.) 22 And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every male who first opens the […]

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“According to Your Word”

Luke 1:26–38         (The angel appears to Mary.) 26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary.  28 And he came to her […]

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“Greater Things”

John 1:6–8, 19–28  (“Make straight the way of the Lord.”) 6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.  7 He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him.  8 He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light. … […]

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Romans 15:4–7 (We glorify the God of endurance and encouragement with one voice.) [4] For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.  [5] May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony […]

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“Prepare the Way”

Mark 1:1–8   (John begins baptizing and preaching.) 1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.  2 As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, “Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way, 3 the voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of […]

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