Light in the Darkness | Advent One: Hope

Light in the Darkness | Advent One: Hope

The liturgical year is built upon common readings that span three years of reading, hearing, reflecting upon and, for some, preaching the same passages. Those who embrace the cycles year by year have the chance to visit familiar texts that are old friends, but in a...

How Advent Prepares Us for the Day Ahead

Churches following the lectionary – a group of Scripture lessons determined by the Christian calendar – might find the Advent Scriptures this year to be odd. The selected texts focus not on the birth narratives of Jesus but on his second coming – what Jeremiah calls...

The Example

A sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark., on May 15, 2011.                        Psalm 23; 1 Peter 2:19-25 Most of you are aware that I preach from the lectionary. For those of you who did not know this, and are not...