Contributed on Nov 21, 2007
Gift giving at Christmas started with God the Father’s gift to us of His Son.
--*ILL>A ten year old girl named Jenny went with her family and friends to see the Christmas light displays around the city. At one church they stopped and got out to look more closely at a beautiful nativity scene. Her grandma said to her, “Isn’t that beautiful! Look, Jenny, at all the animals, ...read more
Contributed on Nov 28, 2007
Lessons we can learn from the Shepherds of Bethlehem.
--ILL>Without question, the funniest thing I ever saw on television was years ago on an episode of “Candid Camera,” where Allen Funt and the Candid crew pulled a colossal hoax on some of the smartest and groomed for success college students in America. Having put together a supposed aptitude and ...read more
Contributed on Dec 4, 2007
Lessons we can learn from the wise men at Christmas.
-->At a reception honoring musician Sir Robert Mayer on his one hundredth birthday, elderly British socialite Lady Diana Cooper fell into conversation with a friendly woman who seemed to know her well. Lady Diana’s failing eyesight prevented her from recognizing her fellow guest until she peered ...read more
Contributed on Dec 14, 2007
Four main reasons Jesus finds "no room" in many persons’ lives.
Intro>On the day after Christmas at a church in San Francisco, the pastor was looking over the nativity scene in the church lobby and noticed that baby Jesus was missing from among its figures. He hurried outside and saw a little boy with a red wagon, and in the red wagon was the figure of the ...read more
Contributed on Dec 23, 2007
Mary might not have known the details, but today we do, and how we respond to Jesus is the most important perception and decision we’ll ever make.
Intro> Mary, did you know? It’s a beautiful song and was presented beautifully here this morning, but it’s a song that asks a singular question that is actually very easy to answer... ->NO, Mary didn’t know. --There’s no way she really would have known all that was going to occur in the life of ...read more