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Sunday Sermon Notes: December 26, 2021

Luke 2:1-21 In due course the time came for Mary to give birth to her son; they named him Jesus, just as the angel had told them. There really is no point in my retelling of the story since it … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon Notes: December 19, 2021

Isaiah 9:1-7 Christmas hasn’t always been a holiday in America, in fact it didn’t become an official holiday until the Administration of U. S. Grant in the 1870’s. During the time of President Lincoln, Mrs. Lincoln would hold a Reception … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon Notes: December 12, 2021

John 10:1-18 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. (10:10) This passage is figurative (John 10:6). There are 8 components of the extended metaphor … Continue reading

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My Favorite Christmas Dinner- Redux

Note:  This was first posted here on December 25, 2013 and I thought you might enjoy it again this year… after all, when it is time for Christmas Dinner, isn’t it really about the relationships at the table more than … Continue reading

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May all of the Blessing of the Season be Yours!

  My wish this Christmas is that you and yours will find and secure all of the blessings of our Lord.  I hope that you will grow in your walk with Christ in the coming year, that your loved ones … Continue reading

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My Favorite Christmas Eve…Ever!

  I was 10 years old on December 24, 1968: Christmas Eve! I was sure excited, as any self-respecting 10-year-old would be on Christmas Eve, but that year was to be different for me.  My family didn’t watch TV on … Continue reading

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December 24

  Well here we are, December 24… the day before Christmas… or as some call it illogically “Christmas Eve Day”.  (I can’t figure out how it could be “Eve” and “Day” at the same rime, but I digress…) When I … Continue reading

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Season of Peace

“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Phil. 4:7 When you watch movies about Christmas, you almost get the idea that there is something magical about it, but sadly, … Continue reading

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Wonder of Wonders

There is so much to take in when we consider the story of the birth of our Lord Jesus in Bethlehem so many centuries ago, the story is almost too much to absorb. There is one aspect to it that … Continue reading

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Wow! Christmas is Almost Here!

Who was it exactly, who was born in Bethlehem so long ago.  John makes it clear at the beginning of his Gospel: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God … Continue reading

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