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Luke 1:26-38

2008-12-17 — We mean no harm to the folks at the Las Vegas Convention and Vistors Authority. I’m sure that they are nice people with kids in college and everything.

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BIBLE PASSAGE — In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his ancestor David. He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?” The angel said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God. And now, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month for her who was said to be barren. For nothing will be impossible with God.” Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her. — Fourth Sunday in Advent, Series B

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  1. Rob — 2994 days ago #

    “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you;” – a girl should be so lucky!

  2. Jim — 2994 days ago #

    Really.

  3. Pastor Martin Scharnke — 2994 days ago #

    Can the last panel be explained to those of us in Australia ignorant as to its significance?

  4. Jim — 2994 days ago #

    Dear Pastor Scharnke,
    Sorry about the cultural reference. “What happens in Vegas (ie: Las Vegas, Nevada) stays in Vegas.” is a marketing slogan. It’s a fine example of the attempts by marketing to create realities through words that aren’t really real.

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