Tag Archives: Advent

Are You Available?

The season of Advent is all about preparation. This week we will look at Luke 1:26-38 and see how being available is the first step toward being prepared. Central to the Christmas story is the message that no one is excluded. In fact, it was the marginalized in society that played the biggest roles in […]

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Disappointment

This Sunday we will turn to the Gospel of Luke and travel back to the events that led up to Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem. The challenge for all of us this time of year is to enter into the familiar story with fresh eyes and experience the wonder of God’s coming to earth. Our planet […]

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Are We Confusing?

As the Christmas season winds down and we look back at our celebration of Christ’s birth into the world, there are some questions we may want to think about.  On Sunday, January 10th, we will be considering these questions: Is the world around us confused by the way Christians regard Christmas?  Do people hear us talk […]

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Why Did He Come?

This coming Sunday, December 27th, we will be looking at the question, “Why did He really come?”  Hebrews 2:9-18 will give us some insight and help answer this question. Of all the memories you may establish this Christmas, my deepest hope is that your greatest memory will be that this is the year you looked […]

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Prepare a Place

Christmas means surrender.  Jesus surrendered His heavenly glory and divine power to became a baby.  He walked among us and breathed our dust.  He let us persecute Him, spit on Him and drive nails into His hands and feet.  That’s surrender. The Sovereign God of heaven looked down and saw us dying in our sins.  He said, […]

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No Ordinary Baby

This Sunday, Dec. 6th, we will be looking at the uniqueness of the baby born in Bethlehem.  The message will be based on Philippians 2:6, “Who being in very nature God…” Years ago, I remember trying to find the perfect toy for one of our children.  I waited with eager anticipation as he opened the gift.  […]

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