Monthly Archives: December 2012

Weekly Introductions to the Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Advent 4C)

Micah 5:2-5a In our Hebrew Bible reading Micah prophesies about a coming ruler from Bethlehem whose origin is from “the ancient of days” and who will “feed the flock” [of God] and “bring peace.”  Micah writes during a time of … Continue reading

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Weekly Introductions to the Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Advent 3C)

Zephaniah 3:14-20 In our Hebrew Bible reading the prophet Zephaniah tells the Israelites to “sing aloud” and “rejoice” for the Lord has “taken away the judgments against you.”  As part of the judgments being removed the Israelites will be restored … Continue reading

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Weekly Introductions to the Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Advent 2C)

Malachi 3:1-4 In this text Malachi speaks of a “messenger” of YHWH who is sent to “prepare the way.” This immediately brings our minds to John the Baptist, the forerunner of the Christ.  The “messenger” of Malachi 3 is described … Continue reading

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