“The Power of a Promise!”

First Sunday of Christmas                                                     28 December 2014 (Isaiah 61:10-62:3   Psalm 148   Galatians 4:4-7   Luke 2:22-40) “The Power of a Promise!” Today we hear the story of two elders, two grandparent-like individuals who have been waiting a lifetime to see the Messiah.  They know the promises of old that God will send a messiah!  They know … More “The Power of a Promise!”

“Christmas without Borders!”

Christmas Eve                                                                                    24 December 2014 (Isaiah 9:2-7   Psalm 96   Titus 2:11-14   Luke 2:1-20) “Christmas without Borders!” I’m going to begin this evening by giving you the title of my sermon so you will have no excuse not to remember it.  The title is:  “Christmas without Borders!” There are very few doctors who work at Mother … More “Christmas without Borders!”

“A Curious World Indeed!”

Third Sunday of Advent                                                                                                14 December 2014 (Isaiah 61: 1-4, 8-11   1 Thessalonians 5:16-24   John 1: 6-8, 19-28) “A Curious World Indeed!” Do children still read “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland?”  The Adventures begins with Alice sitting in a field with her sister.   Alice sees a white rabbit and takes off running after the rabbit.  … More “A Curious World Indeed!”


Advent Vespers Service – December 10, 2014 Theme:  “Darkness” “Then the king said to the attendants, Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” ~Matthew 22:13 “I will give you the treasures of darkness and riches hidden in secret places, so that … More “Darkness!”

Prepare the way in the wilderness… the gospel is only the beginning!

Text:  Mark 1: 1-8 Advent 2b Beginnings are important… When I’m reading a book, if it doesn’t capture my interest in the first paragraph it’s unlikely that I will continue reading. Reading takes time. You have to carve out the time to sit on the couch and engage your mind. Reading is not a multi-tasking activity! … More Prepare the way in the wilderness… the gospel is only the beginning!