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The teaching of Christ: Forgiveness

| Matthew 5:21-37 [Jesus said to the disciples:] 21“You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, ‘You shall not murder’; and ‘whoever murders shall be liable to judgment.’ 22But I say to you that if you are angry with a brother or sister, you will be liable to judgment; and if you insult…

Salty People are beacons of light

| Matthew 5:13-20 [Jesus said:] 13“You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot. 14“You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. 15No…

Blessed to be a blessing

| Matthew 5:1-12 1When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain and sat down; and his disciples came to him. 2Then Jesus began to speak, and taught them, saying: 3“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the dominion of heaven. 4“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5“Blessed are…

Jesus the Light of the World

| Matthew 4:12-23 12Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. 13He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14so that what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: 15“Land of Zebulun, land of Naphtali, on the road…

It was 4 o’clock in the afternoon

| John 1:29-42 29John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30This is the one of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me because he was before me.’ 31I myself did not know him; but…

Wanders from the East

| Matthew 2:1-12 1In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, magi from the East came to Jerusalem, 2 asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.” 3When King Herod heard this,…

The Word Made Flesh

| John 1:[1-9] 10-18 [1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was in the beginning with God. 3All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being 4in him was life, and the life was the…

God’s taking a Census 7pm Christmas Eve

| Luke 2:1-14 [15-20] 1In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3All went to their own towns to be registered. 4Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the…

God with Us 4pm Christmas Eve

| Luke 2:1-14 [15-20] 1In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3All went to their own towns to be registered. 4Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the…

Joseph names him Jesus

| Matthew 1:18-25 18Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public disgrace, planned…

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