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Month: December 2013

Matthew 1:20-21 A name

“…behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived […]

Matther 1:18-21 Doing the right thing

“Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with […]

Matthew 1:17 Fourteen?

“So all the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations, and from David to the deportation to Babylon fourteen generations, and from the deportation to Babylon to the Christ […]

Mathew 1:6-11 Royalty

As Matthew traces Jesus’ lineage through the kings following David and Solomon, he includes some good ones, like Uzziah, Jotham and Hezekiah. He also includes some who weren’t good, like […]

Matthew 1:5-6 A few more skeletons

As if the inclusion of Tamar in Jesus’ family tree wasn’t enough, Matthew includes three more women: Rahab, Ruth and “the wife of Uriah” whom we know as Bathsheba.

Matthew 1:1 – The beginning

“The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham” (Matthew 1:1 ESV). That’s an interesting way to begin your version of the greatest […]

The Call (part 3)

Well, as Thanksgiving came and went, I knew it was time to make a decision. Acutally, by the time my family gathered for Thanksgiving, I had mostly made up my […]

The Call (part 2)

Very early on in the process, I realized that this would be a difficult decision. One day I realized that no matter whether I chose to accept or decline the […]

The Call (part one)

Ι have been at my current church for over seventeen years. During that time, I’ve only had one call to serve another church, and that was fifteen years ago. While […]