2017 December

Hebrews 2:1-18

Introduction Hebrews 2:1-18: Today we read from the book of Hebrews. In this reading, the author advises followers to pay full attention to God’s message. He says that Jesus Christ came to serve God a... Read More »

Hebrews 1:1-14

Introduction Hebrews 1:1-14: Today we read from the book of Hebrews. The author tells us that God spoke to our ancestors through prophets, but now he speaks to us through his Son. It is through Jesus ... Read More »

John 3.1-21

Introduction John 3.1-21: Jesus teaches that all people who have faith in him will have eternal life in God’s kingdom. God’s kingdom is not just simply any place, but it is where God’s people do what ... Read More »

John 2:1-12

Introduction John 2:1-12: Today’s reading recounts the first of seven miracles performed by Jesus in the book of John. Each of these miracles point to Jesus as the true Messiah, the Son of God. In thi... Read More »

John 1:19-51

Introduction John 1:19-51: John the Baptist tells the priests, temple helpers and Pharisees about Jesus Christ. When he sees Jesus, he calls him the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. He... Read More »

Luke 2:21-40

Introduction Luke 2:21-40: The baby Jesus was taken to Jerusalem to be presented to the Lord. In the Temple, Simeon offers a prayer of thanks and prophesizes of the salvation that is to come through C... Read More »

John 1:1-18

Introduction John 1:1-18: The first chapter of John describes Jesus – the Word of God in human form. The Word was with God when God created and gave life to everything. The Word became human and makes... Read More »

Luke 2:1-20

Introduction Luke 2:1-20: Joseph and Mary travel to Bethlehem. Mary gives birth to Jesus and lays the baby in a manger because there is no room for them in the local inn. That night, an angel of the L... Read More »

Luke 1:57-80

Introduction Luke 1:57-80: When the angel appeared to Zechariah and told him that his wife Elizabeth would bear him a son in their old age, Zechariah doubted and subsequently lost his voice. In today’... Read More »

Luke 1:26-56

Introduction Luke 1:26-56: In today’s passage, the angel Gabriel tells Mary that she will have a son named Jesus, who will be a great and eternal ruler. Then Mary visits Elizabeth, and they experience... Read More »

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