Peaceful Joy

Jeff Garrison Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church Matthew 1:18-25 December 22, 2019 The Isaiah scripture is also referenced in Matthew’s telling of the birth narrative.[1] Before I read it, let me tell you a bit about the opening of Matthew’s gospel. The Gospel of Matthew is filled with surprises. It begins with a genealogy of Jesus. … Read more Peaceful Joy


Unabashed Joy

  Jeff Garrison  Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church Luke 1:46-55 December 15, 2019              Earlier in the first chapter of Luke’s gospel, the angel Gabriel met Mary in Nazareth to give her the good news. However, I’m not sure that everyone saw this as good news. I am not even sure Mary saw … Read more Unabashed Joy


Loving Joy and the Preaching of John the Baptist

Jeff Garrison  Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church Matthew 3:1-12 December 8, 2019   Our series, “Let Heaven and Nature Sing,” is all about joy. But this series is also based on traditional lectionary readings from scripture and today’s reading, on the second Sunday of Advent, includes the preaching of John the Baptist. How shall we bring … Read more Loving Joy and the Preaching of John the Baptist