Advent 2016 Week 1 (Matthew 4:12-17)

Erik DiVietroErik DiVietro, 4 December, 2016
Part of the Advent 2016 series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Advent, 2016, series, part 1.

ADD Fact Checks:

The reason we call The Milky Way the Milky Way comes from Greek and Roman mythology, and is somewhat more interesting than was described. See the Wikipedia article. Other cultures have differing names and mythological explanations.

By the way, the Andromeda galaxy is on its way to beat us up for having such a ridiculous name for our home galaxy.

And, of course, there is, indeed a Pastafarian religion, also known as the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. It is a social movement that promotes a light-hearted view of religion and opposes the teaching of intelligent design and creationism in public schools.


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Matthew 4:12-17

12Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee; 13And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim: 14That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, 15The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles; 16The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up. 17From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. (KJV)

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