Week 4 Advent Devotional

Isaiah 9:2, 6-7 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness— on them light has shined. … For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful...

Advent Devotional, Week 3

The text for this devotional is Isaiah 35:1-10. In the Ancient World, there was a great road called the King’s Highway. It was one of the most important trade routes of that time, beginning in Egypt and winding its way east through other nations, including what would...

Advent Devotional Week 2

The text for this devotional is from Isaiah 11:1-10. As we continue our journey in Advent, we are invited once again to place ourselves into the story as God’s expectant people. The prophet Isaiah continues to be our guide into what concrete hope and expectation look...

Advent Devotional, Week 1

For many churches, the annual Christmas pageant or nativity is an important tradition. But did you know that the first Christmas pageant was not performed until the 1200’s? It was St. Francis of Assisi who had the idea. Francis loved theater and drama, and thought...
Good Friday Devotional

Good Friday Devotional

Worship at the Foot of the Cross, Brian Gorman Each Friday of Lent, we will be sending a brief meditation reflecting on themes of wilderness, prayer, and fasting. All the meditations are from Luke 4, the story of Jesus’s temptation in the wilderness. Luke 4:9-13...
Lenten Devotion, Week 6

Lenten Devotion, Week 6

Lent, like Jesus’ ministry, is not a static season, but rather is funneling us towards the cross. Especially in the Synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke), the story intensifies as Jesus enters Jerusalem and confronts both the Roman and Jewish authorities. ...