Sunday, December 23, 2018

Advent 4: The Word Made Flesh Is Hope

Pastor Joyce Swingle preaches on Matthew 1:18-25. Matthew, the despised tax collector, lived a life of shame, and he highlighted the great shame Joseph took upon himself by marrying a woman who was already bearing a child not his own. Pastor Joyce mentioned Views of the Manger, her husband Rich Swingle's play, and two stories it portrays: Joseph's choice of obedience (today's main passage) and Abram nearly walking between the cut animals when God promised to be the Covenant Keeper (Genesis 15). She also told the story of her heart failure in 2005. You can visit the blog the Swingles kept during that frightening season.

Pastor Linda Warren opens the service, and Melanie Solomon reads Luke 1:30-33. Liz J. shares that the Christmas week prayer updates will all come in one email.

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