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Archive for November, 2013

  • December 15, 2013

    “The One to Come”

    Year A – Third Sunday of Advent

    This time of year it is not uncommon to encounter major magazine features and special television programs that feature scholars debating the identity of Jesus of Nazareth.   Some regard him as an intriguing Jewish rabbi.   Some regard him as an excellent moral philosopher.   Some, such as the author of a recent New York Times best […]

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  • December 8, 2013

    “Opening Act”

    Year A – Second Sunday of Advent

    To understand the ministry of John the Baptist, we need to flip back to the book of Malachi.   Malachi 3:1 says, “See, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me.”   Malachi 4:5 says, “Lo, I will send you the prophet Elijah before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes.”   The […]

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  • December 1, 2013


    Year A – First Sunday of Advent

    William Miller was a nineteenth century preacher from New York.  He interpreted certain biblical prophecies, especially from the book of Daniel, and calculated that Jesus would return to earth around 1843.  He preached his end-times message in tent revivals and developed a large following.  He had charts that displayed his complex calculations, as well as […]

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