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Light in Bethlehem by bob

December 20th, 2009

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It’s a family tradition to light a candle in the darkness. Luke 2:4-7 December 20, 2009 Family tradition The world was a dark place in December 1940.  Adolf Hitler’s Nazi German fighting machine forces had subdued western Europe, including France.  Great Britain had lost 40,000 lives to German bombs, and it was hard to imagine […]

Christmas Entry Points by bob

December 16th, 2009

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There’s a neighbor who doesn’t go to church, and you have been wondering how and when to make a first invite.  You have a friend who is not a Christian, and you want to break the ice without risking the friendship. The aunt and uncle with whom you ate turkey and dressing a couple of […]

Where Strength Comes From by bob

December 14th, 2009

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“In quietness and trust is your strength.”  (Isaiah 30:15)   My Advent devotional reading has been in Isaiah.  I chose it because there are at least three well-known passages (7:14; 9:2-7; 11:1-3) that are quoted in the New Testament as being fulfilled in Jesus.  In previous readings through Isaiah, it has always seemed like the […]

Dawn by bob

December 13th, 2009

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Never prejudge the dawn by the darkness. Isaiah 9:1-7 December 13, 2009 Future files For the last few weeks I have been asking you for your responses on what the future will look like – at Corinth and in daily life.  There have been some interesting responses, and this week we will place them all […]

Read the Bible Thru in 2010 by bob

December 9th, 2009

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Clem Geitner remarked in our Tuesday morning Bible study this week that perhaps the Bible needs a subtitle: “Holy Bible: What We Do in the Meantime.” For almost two thousand years (parts of it much longer than that), this collection of stories, poems, sermons, visions, songs, and more has been guiding and inspiring those who […]