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 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!”
Text: Luke 1: 26-38 So here we are, the 4th week of Advent. For some this season of preparation has seemed like 4 days, while for others it has seemed like 40 weeks! The church is positively pregnant with anticipation for the coming of the Christ, and like any pregnancy, that last week is the … More Blessed before she said yes!
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!”
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!