Devotional from Eugene Brunow 11-29

Preparing the Way The gospel for this coming Sunday (Second Sunday in Advent) is Luke 3:1-14. This text is the account of the emergence of John the Baptist’s ministry in the wilderness around the Jordan River. That John’s work begins in the desert evokes memories for...

Should We Celebrate Thanksgiving?

Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and bless His name. (Psalm 100:4) Thanksgiving Day is a secular holiday, and thus it is technically not part of what we call the “Church Year.”  Is it then wrong to celebrate Thanksgiving...

Devotion from Eugene Brunow 11-21-2021

The King Comes The gospel for this coming Sunday (First Sunday in Advent) is Luke 19:28-40. This text is the account of Jesus entering Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. There are a number of differences and similarities between Palm Sunday and the beginning of Advent. On Palm...

Devotion from Gene Brunow 11-14-2021

Everyone who is of truth listens to my voice The gospel for this coming Sunday (Last Sunday of the Church Year) is John 18:33-37. In John 18, Jesus is betrayed by Judas (vv 2, 5). Jesus accepts the Father’s will, rebuking Peter’s protection by the sword (v 11). Later,...