Inspiration 2018-12-15

[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” — Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)
Honorable Mentions: J’Adore, November 25, 2018

Honorable Mentions: J’Adore, November 25, 2018

What are Honorable Mentions?  They are the quotes, book references, videos, etc that may have been brought up during Sunday’s sermon and are posted here in case somebody would like to check them out.  Please remember that all references occurred within the context of the sermon.

Links:  The season of Advent begins next Sunday, December 2nd.  Pastor Bryan often uses the Revised Common Lectionary as inspiration during this time.  Here is a link for those interested:  https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu.  For the first week, the first reading is Jeremiah 33:14-16; the Psalm is Psalm 25:1-10; second reading is 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13; and the gospel is Luke 21:25-36.

Bible References:  John 6:15; Luke 7:37-39; Psalm 132; Daniel 7:9-14

Quotes:  From the book, The Cloud of Unkowing:  “Look. Every rational creature, every person, and every angel has two main strengths: the power to know and the power to love. God made both of these, but [God is] not knowable through the first one. To the power of love, however, [God] is entirely known, because a loving soul is open to receive God’s abundance…[God’s] very nature makes love endless and miraculous. God will never stop loving us. Consider this truth, and, if by grace you can make love your own, do. For the experience is eternal joy; its absence is unending suffering.”

  Video Clips:  “The Death of Boromir” from the movie Lord of the Rings:  Fellowship of the Ring.

 

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