The fragility of human life creates all too frequent moments when we totter on the brink of ruin. In these moments, Messiah delivers joy to the afflicted. Listen as three voices highlight this message of joy found in Isaiah 61.
Our world desperately needs peace and would trade almost anything to have it. Where can peace be found? What provides lasting peace? Isaiah reminds us God’s Word brings peace. Listen as three voices help us find peace in times of trouble.
We await the day God will set all things right by the hand of His Messiah. What hope is left? Messiah is our only hope. Look at Isaiah’s prayer (Isaiah 64) and notice Messiah is our only hope when hope seems lost.
Two words communicate both joy and terror when they are heard: company’s coming. As John starts to spread this message of joy and terror, three commands stand out. Notice them today and prepare yourself for what is about to happen.
This morning we watch Joseph, Mary, and their baby go through normal rituals and movements. Look closely. There are hidden images waiting to be discovered. There is more to see when you look at Jesus because Jesus deserves to be seen.
For every “rags to riches” story there are hundreds of people just trying to get by. Today’s text introduces you to another person trying their best to live right in a world gone wrong. She teaches us that God blesses those trusting Him.
What happens when life does not go as planned? What does life teach you in those moments? Notice the pattern of service set by a priest in today’s text. Keep serving God because help is on the horizon.