This past Sunday was the first Sunday of Advent, a season of anticipating the coming of the gift of the person of Jesus. For the past five years, I have tried to help our
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We spent last Sunday in Philippi (Acts 16), watching how the gospel turned upside down the lives of Lydia, a slave girl, and a Roman jailer. In preparing for the sermon, I wrote this poem
"Joseph Makes Himself Known to His Brothers" by illustrators of the 1728 Figures de la Bible, Gerard Hoet (1648-1733) and others. Below is our fourth and final Advent Poem for 2016. We have throught about
This is our third Advent poem for 2016. Having considered Leah and Rachel, we now turn to Jacob. The night Jacob wrestled with God was not an anomaly,But the culmination of this man’s gritty biography,Marked at
This is our second Advent poem for 2016, and it is based on the story of Rachel, especially the portion found in Genesis 30. The first one on Leah can be found here. From a very early
Last week, I visited the Abbey of Gethsemani and spent 3 and half days in silence, solitude, prayer, and reflection. Below is a letter I wrote to the church reporting on what the week was
Simeon and Anna by Rembrandt Posted by Andy SabakaThis is the third in a series of poems to prepare our hearts for Christmas. The fist one on Zechariah can be found here, the second on Mary is here,
“The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds" by Rembrandt Posted by Andy SabakaThis is the third in a series of poems to prepare our hearts for Christmas.The fist one on Zechariah can be found here, and the
"The Annunciation" by Henry Tanner Posted by Andy SabakaThis is the second in a series of poems to prepare our hearts for Christmas.The fist one on Zechariah can be found here. MaryNazareth was the kind of
Posted by Andy Sabaka Cappella Tornabuoni, "Zacharias Writes Down the Name of his Son" This is my second year seeking to give the gift of Advent Poems to our church. This first one is a
An Advent calendar is a wonderful way to not simply count the days until Christmas, but to lead our hearts into worship of and thanksgiving for the gift of Jesus. With that in mind, I