Mysterious Love – Colossians 3:12-17

Colossians 3:12-17 “Mysterious Love” December 27, 2015 – Sunday after Christmas I want to see the “thinking-man’s action thriller.” It should have car chases, explosions and clever one-liners uttered by tough-guys facing danger with a sense of humor. But it should also pro­vide something for the mind. I like the plot to be compli­cated, without […]

Mysterious Blessing

Luke 1:39-56 “Mysterious Blessing” December 20, 2015 – Fourth Sunday in Advent Friday afternoon a white truck going far too fast plowed into a line of backed up cars on the Bay Bridge in California. Twelve vehicles tangled together in a pileup. But only two people were injured and everyone survived. Last month near Palm […]

Mysterious Announcement – Luke 1:26-38

Luke 1:26-38 “Mysterious Announcement” December 13, 2015 – Third Sunday in Advent A friend of ours was sent by her fundamentalist pastor father to buy Christmas stamps. Part of his instructions was “no halos.” Any nativity scene of Mary and Jesus should not have halos around their heads. At least, he said, not around Mary’s […]

Mysterious Mercy – Luke 1:57-80

Luke 1:57-80 “Mysterious Mercy” December 6, 2015 – Second Sunday in Advent One of the blessings of being a pastor is seeing newborn babies when they are just a few hours or a day or two old. Though there will be a baptism or dedication in a few weeks or months, I really enjoy the […]