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Let Us Attend

Let Us Attend
January 1, 2012: Luke 2:20-21, 40-52, Told for Younger Children

Episode date: January 01, 2012
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After they saw the baby Jesus, the shepherds went back, praising God for all that they had seen. And then, when Jesus was eight days old, His parents named Him Jesus, just like the angel had told them to do.
As time went by, Jesus grew and grew. His spirit was strong. He was very wise, and full of God’s grace.
Every year, His parents went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover. The year that Jesus was 12, they all went together. When the feast days were over, they started back towards home. Jesus’ parents did not know it, but Jesus stayed in Jerusalem, as they left. They did not know that He was not with them until a whole…

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The Morning Offering

The Morning Offering
Cremation

Episode date: January 04, 2012
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Cremation Versus the Orthodox Practice of Burial

The first time I ever attended a funeral service where cremation of the body of the deceased had taken place was in Portland, Oregon, many years ago. An Episcopal priest friend had died and had requested his body be cremated. Walking into the church and seeing a small box sitting before the altar was a shock for me. Cremation was always something only non-believers practiced, Christians having always viewed cremation as something of pagan roots. I clearly remember feeling cheated out of that last goodbye, unable as I was to view my friend for one last time.

In ancient times pagans…

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Let Us Attend

Let Us Attend
January 8, 2012: Matthew 4:12-17, Read for Older Children

Episode date: January 02, 2012
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At that time, when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee; and leaving Nazareth he went and dwelt in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled; “The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, toward the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles—the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned.”
From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

Who was it that this Gospel says was arrested?…

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Let Us Attend

Let Us Attend
January 8, 2012: Matthew 4:12-17, Told for Younger Children

Episode date: January 02, 2012
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Our Lord Jesus Christ was baptized in the Jordan River by John the Baptist. John was a very holy man. He preached, “Repent! For the Kingdom of God is near!”
He was not afraid to tell people who were sinning that they were doing wrong. One time, he told King Herod that he was breaking God’s rules. King Herod was not happy. He had John put in jail.

When Jesus heard that John had been put in jail, he left Nazareth. He went to Galilee. The Gentiles (people who are not Jewish) lived in Galilee. Jesus began to live there with the Gentiles.

Many years before, the prophet Isaiah had said that in Galilee of the Gentiles, “the…

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Let Us Attend

Let Us Attend
January 15, 2012: Luke 18:35-43, Read for Older Children

Episode date: January 08, 2012
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At that time, when Jesus drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging; and hearing a multitude going by, he inquired what this meant. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.”
And he cried, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
And Jesus stopped, and commanded him to be brought to him; and when he came near, Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, let me receive my sight.”
And Jesus said to him, “Receive…

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