Posts from December 2020

Posts from December 2020

December 30 Midweek Update

God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Corinthians 1:9 Dear Faith Community Church Family, A year’s end is an appropriate time to reflect on God’s faithfulness, especially at a moment when many people are revisiting the difficult things about 2020. I hope you join me in thankfulness for God’s…

December 23 Midweek Update

Dear Faith Community Church Family, We have traveled the Advent journey together through Isaiah’s prophecies of hope and healing and now have come to the week when we celebrate the birth of the promised Savior, Jesus Christ. He has come as our “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6). At tomorrow’s Christmas Eve services,…

December 16 Midweek Update

Dear Faith Community Church, In the Old Testament, when God’s people were exiled from the Promised Land, the reason was clear: God’s covenant people had refused to listen to his messengers, the prophets, who were urging the nation to repent of their waywardness and return in obedience to their covenant God. The captivity in Babylon that Isaiah predicts in Isaiah…

Midweek Update: December 9

Dear Faith Community Church Family, As the prophet Isaiah looks forward to the day of restoration and redemption that will come through the Messiah, he says, “And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” (Isaiah 40:5) In the coming of Christ and through the proclamation of his Gospel, the glory of…

December 2 Midweek Update

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Perhaps my favorite Advent quote (which I have undoubtedly shared with you before), comes from the pen of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. A German Christian and martyr, Bonhoeffer was imprisoned by the Nazis during World War II. Writing from his prison cell on November 21, 1943, he said, “[A] prison cell like this is a good analogy for Advent; one waits,…

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