Category: Advent

Greatness without end

Thursday in the second week of Advent Isaiah 41:13-20; Psalm 145:1-4,8-13; Matthew 11:7-15 Psalm 145:3 Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised; *   there is no end to his greatness. From St....

My burden is light

Wednesday in the second week of Advent Isaiah 40:25-31; Psalm 103:1-10; Matthew 11:28-30 Matthew 11:28-30 Jesus said, “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give...

The voice of Christ is peace

Monday in the second week of Advent Isaiah 35:1-10; Psalm 85:8-13; Luke 5:17-26 Psalm 85:8-9 I will listen to what the LORD God is saying, *   for he is speaking peace to his faithful...

Be not afraid

Friday in the first week of Advent Isaiah 29:17-24; Psalm 27:1-6,17-18; Matthew 9:27-31 Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom then shall I fear? *   the LORD is the strength...

Cast them at the feet of Jesus

Wednesday in the first week of Advent Isaiah 25:6-9; Psalm 23; Matthew 15:29-39 Matthew 15:29-31 After Jesus had left that place, he passed along the Sea of Galilee, and he went up the mountain,...

It’s time to grow

Tuesday in the first week of Advent Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 72:1-8; Luke 10:21-24 Luke 10:21-24 At that same hour Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven...

Restore us, O God of hosts

Another Advent has come upon us. In several previous years, I’ve written a post for the beginning of Advent, trying to schedule it for the vigil of Advent Sunday. This year, I’m a bit...

What are we expecting?

I am blessed to work with some of the very best people serving in the church today. Jay Sidebotham, the director of RenewalWorks, writes a column every week called Monday Matters. You can follow...