God’s surprising arrival [Second Sunday of Advent, part 1]

How many of you love road construction?  I mean how many of you get excited when you’re driving and the traffic slows to a stop, and you look at your phone and it tells you there is roadwork ahead?  We recently had roadwork outside Faith Church as they were working on curbs for a newContinue reading “God’s surprising arrival [Second Sunday of Advent, part 1]”

The surprising value of repentance [First Sunday of Advent, part 2]

I don’t like to be in the wrong.  It feels terrible.  When my wife points out something I did wrong, inwardly I immediately start thinking of ways to respond to justify my actions.  Sound familiar?  Today we learn about the right way to handle it when we are confronted about being wrong.  In part 1Continue reading “The surprising value of repentance [First Sunday of Advent, part 2]”

There is hope in dark times! [First Sunday of Advent, part 1]

For Advent 2018, Faith Church will be following the readings in the Revised Common Lectionary.  Each Sunday we’ll look at how the four readings tie together thematically, all supporting the goals of the season of Advent.  Thus we are pausing our series on Deuteronomy.  We’ll return to that after the New Year 2019.  Why doesContinue reading “There is hope in dark times! [First Sunday of Advent, part 1]”