Thursday – Act On It – The Night That Changed the Wise

Thursday – Act On It – The Night That Changed the Wise

We’re been exploring the contrast between the Magi and the Priests and Scribes who advise King Herod.  The priests and scribes, the insiders, do nothing, and give nothing to the Messiah they have supposedly studied in depth. While Magi, the outsiders and travellers, do something and give their gifts of treasure and worship, and make […]

Wednesday – Change It – The Night That Changed the Wise

Wednesday – Change It – The Night That Changed the Wise

Happy New Year! We’ve been looking at the story of the Magi or wise men visiting Jesus, now we’ll contast them with the priests and scribes who were present at their meeting with Herod (see yesterday’s Bible reading). The scribes and priests are also knowledgeable, learned like the Magi.  They are called to advise Herod […]

Tuesday – Study It – The Night That Changed the Wise

Tuesday – Study It – The Night That Changed the Wise

Here’s the story of the Magi or wise men visiting Jesus: Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it […]

Monday – A New Idea – The Night That Changed the Wise

Monday – A New Idea – The Night That Changed the Wise

We are in a series called, “The Night that Changed Everything.”  We’re looking at the significance of Christmas, a night that changed much more than most of us imagine.  We’ll see its impact on five segments of society: The Night That Changed the Religious The Night That Changed the Powerful The Night That Changed the […]

Friday – Reflect – The Night that Changed You

Friday – Reflect – The Night that Changed You

We pray and reflect about Christmas as the night that changes us, and everyone. Reminder: We are reading the Bible in sync as one community – so check out today’s reading here. Reminder: The best way to grow spiritually this year is to join our Christianity 101 in the Cafe Course in Pickering starting January […]

Thursday – Act On It – The Night That Changed You

Thursday – Act On It – The Night That Changed You

We saw on Tuesday the story of Simeon, and what he said about Jesus bringing salvation available for all people.  He picks up Jesus and says: “for my eyes have seen your salvation that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your […]

Wednesday – Change It – The Night That Changed You

Wednesday – Change It – The Night That Changed You

It’s Christmas Day, so we’re simply going to read the Christmas story straight from the Bible. In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. […]

Tuesday – Study It – The Night That Changed You

Tuesday – Study It – The Night That Changed You

We’re seeing the impact that Jesus’ birth has had beyond those who lived 2000 years ago in Bethlehem.  Here’s a story about one of the first people to meet Jesus, when he was about 40 days old, and how he saw Jesus would change the world: And when the time came for their purification according […]

Monday – A New Idea – The Night That Changed You

Monday – A New Idea – The Night That Changed You

We are in a new series called, “The Night that Changed Everything.”  We’re looking at the significance of Christmas, a night that changed much more than most of us imagine.  We’ll see its impact on five segments of society: The Night That Changed the Religious The Night That Changed the Powerful The Night That Changed […]

Friday – Study It – The Night That Changed the Poor

Friday – Study It – The Night That Changed the Poor

We pray and reflect about today’s topic, our spiritual poverty. Reminder: We are reading the Bible in sync as one community – so check out today’s reading here.

Thursday – Act On It – The Night That Changed the Poor

Thursday – Act On It – The Night That Changed the Poor

Why does it matter if God uses the poor?   Why does it matter to us, if we’re not poor by the world’s standards,  if this is a night that changes the poor?  We may not be nomadic shepherds sleeping with the sheep in a field, but this still matters to us. We are in spiritual […]

Wednesday – Change It – The Night That Changed the Poor

Wednesday – Change It – The Night That Changed the Poor

Today, the poor are often excluded from active participation in society’s big events.  We lookd at one example from the Olympics already, but there was also a recent study that hits a bit closer to come.  Regular commuting to work negatively affects civic engagement, unless you have a certain threshold of income. http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2013/11/your-long-commute-sapping-your-will-care-about-politics/7652/ I once […]

Tuesday – Study It – The Night That Changed the Poor

Tuesday – Study It – The Night That Changed the Poor

In our series on Christmas as the Night that Changed Everything, this week we’re looking at how it’s the night that changed the poor.  The poor have a priveleged place in the story of Jesus’ birth at Christmas.  Here is where that really shows: 4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth […]

Monday – A New Idea – The Night That Changed the Poor

Monday – A New Idea – The Night That Changed the Poor

Last week we started a new series called, “The Night that Changed Everything.”  We’re looking at the significance of Christmas, a night that changed much more than most of us imagine.  We’ll see its impact on five segments of society: The Night That Changed the Religious The Night That Changed the Powerful The Night That […]

Friday – Reflect – The Night That Changed the Powerful

Friday – Reflect – The Night That Changed the Powerful

We pray and reflect about the night that changed the powerful. Reminder: We have a great Christmas event coming December 14th, 2013: The Original Christmas Party.  Hope you’re coming!