Glad Tidings

Hearing God’s Voice in the New Year!

1 Jan , 2020  

GT—Volume 17 Issue 1 Joseph Chooses to Honor Mary Joseph was a spiritually attuned man. Mary, the mother of Jesus, was apparently an adulteress. When he thought in his own generosity, instead of accusing her publicly, he chose to put her away quietly. Not muss, no fuss, no publicity. I’m sure her parents (Joachim and […]

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Christ and Culture

Advent Study #4 – Love

22 Dec , 2019  

Scriptures of Love   Jehovah did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all peoples: but because Jehovah loveth you, and because he would keep the oath which he swore unto your fathers, hath Jehovah brought you out […]

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Christ and Culture

Advent Study #3 – Joy

15 Dec , 2019  

 Scriptures for Joy   And David spake to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brethren to be the singers with instruments of music, psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding, by lifting up the voice with joy.   (1 Chronicles 15:16) Comment The Tabernacle of Moses had been replaced many times over the centuries. The […]

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Christ and Culture

Advent Study # 2 – Peace

8 Dec , 2019  

Scriptures for Peace   Think ye that I am come to give peace in the earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: for there shall be from henceforth five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.  They shall be divided, father against son, and son against father; mother against daughter, […]

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Christ and Culture

Advent Study #1 – Hope

1 Dec , 2019  

Scriptures of Hope   And, behold, the Lord stood above it, and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou […]

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Christ and Culture

Advent Celebration: Christmas!

24 Dec , 2016  

Christmas Day – The Christ Candle, white So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David.  He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.  While […]

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Christ and Culture

Advent Celebration: Fourth Sunday

18 Dec , 2016  

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Fourth Sunday in Advent – The John the Baptist Candle, purple …during the high-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness.  He went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.  As it is written in the book of the words […]

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Christ and Culture

Advent Celebration: Third Sunday

11 Dec , 2016  

The Annunciation

Third Sunday in Advent–The Mary Candle, pink So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.  When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.  But […]

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Christ and Culture

Advent Celebration: Second Sunday

4 Dec , 2016  

Second Sunday in Advent–The Shepherds Candle, purple So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.  When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. […]

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Glad Tidings

God’s Love Celebrated! Merry Christmas!

3 Dec , 2016  

GT—Volume 13 Issue 12 Christmas is Comin’, By Gum! Christmas in the Church calendar does not begin with Christmas Eve and end Christmas Day (too often with great relief!) It begins with a season called, “Advent”. This is a four-week celebration that anticipates the birth of the Christ Child. For believers, it is a time […]

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