The First Sunday of Advent

Weekly Videos for 11/27/22

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The Readings

The Gospel: Matthew 24:36-44

Jesus said to the disciples, “But about that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. For as the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark, and they knew nothing until the flood came and swept them all away, so too will be the coming of the Son of Man. Then two will be in the field; one will be taken and one will be left. Two women will be grinding meal together; one will be taken and one will be left. Keep awake therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But understand this: if the owner of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.”

(Bible texts from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Church of Christ in the USA, and used by permission.)

Thanks to the Center for Christian Thought at Biola University for permission to use an excerpt from their video, “The End of Suffering” – Poet Scott Cairns on the Poetics of Suffering and Pain CCT Pastors Lunch.” here.

Thanks to Jon Michael Ogletree for making available his musical arrangement at the end of the video.

Visit his YouTube channel

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Thank you to Christian Bodhi for his video licensed from Pixabay.com

The Last Sunday after Pentecost

Weekly Videos for 11/20/22

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The Readings

The Gospel: Luke 23:33-43

When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” And they cast lots to divide his clothing. The people stood by, watching Jesus on the cross; but the leaders scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is the Messiah of God, his chosen one!” The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine, and saying, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!” There was also an inscription over him, “This is the King of the Jews.”

One of the criminals who were hanged there kept deriding him and saying, “Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us!” But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed have been condemned justly, for we are getting what we deserve for our deeds, but this man has done nothing wrong.” Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” He replied, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”

(Bible texts from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Church of Christ in the USA, and used by permission.)

Thanks to the Center for Christian Thought at Biola University for permission to use an excerpt from their video, “The End of Suffering” – Poet Scott Cairns on the Poetics of Suffering and Pain CCT Pastors Lunch.” here.

Thanks to Jon Michael Ogletree for making available his musical arrangement at the end of the video.

Visit his YouTube channel

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Thank you to Christian Bodhi for his video licensed from Pixabay.com

The Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

Weekly Videos for 11/13/22

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The Readings

The Gospel: Luke 21:5-19

When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, Jesus said, “As for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone will be left upon another; all will be thrown down.”

They asked him, “Teacher, when will this be, and what will be the sign that this is about to take place?” And he said, “Beware that you are not led astray; for many will come in my name and say, I am he!' and,The time is near!’ Do not go after them.

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