Contributed on Dec 1, 2011
As we approach Christmas we need to keep asking, "Where does God fit ion?"
“Questions of Christmas: Where Does God Fit In?” Ps. 80; Mk. 13:32-37 One Christmas season a schoolteacher in England supervised the construction of a manger scene in a corner of her classroom. Her pupils were delighted to set up the model barn and cover the floor with real straw ...read more
Contributed on Dec 10, 2011
It is hard to wait - so how can we wait for the coming of our Lord?
“Questions of Christmas: How Can I Wait So Long?” Is. 61:1-3; Luke 1:39-56 Waiting is hard. Young children see gifts under the tree and beg to open ‘just one’ early. When told “No, you need to wait!” they respond “I can’t wait that long!” A ...read more
Contributed on Dec 16, 2011
We say we want Jesus to come - but when we see the whole picture, do we really?
“Questions of Christmas: Do you Really Want God to Come?” Mark 1:1-8; 2 Pt. 3:8-15 Many liturgical prayers end with the phrase “Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” One of our communion prayers ends the same way. Even the book of Revelation (22:20) ends with “He who ...read more
Contributed on Dec 22, 2011
WE've all heard 'No" to our requests. But what if the 'No' comes from God?
“Questions of Christmas: What If God Says ‘No’?” 2 Sam. 7:1-17 The kindergarten girl asks her 2nd grade sister, “Can I play with your doll?” “NO!” The just turned 16 year old asks his dad, “All my friends got to drive a group of us around ...read more