Contributed on Dec 25, 2016
Jesus was born to bring us peace - that's what Isaiah declared and angels sang. But what does that mean? What kind of peace did Jesus come to give me, and how can I receive it?
The past few weeks we’ve been looking at the gifts Jesus was born to give us. This week, we’re focusing on the gift of “peace” and (because today is Christmas) I wanted to start the sermon with a Christmas Carol that had peace as part of its message. But as I searched ...read more
Contributed on Dec 18, 2016
God has promised to give us a "new heart".But why not fix the old heart.... and what would a baby born in a manger have to do with this gift?
OPEN: A 4 year old girl was brought to the ER with a severe cough. But as little girls sometimes do… she talked and talked and talked which made it difficult for the nurse to listen to the sounds in her lung. Finally, the nurse said, "Shhh, I have to see if Barney is in there." ...read more
Contributed on Dec 11, 2016
One of the gifts Jesus was born to give was the gift of Eternal life. How and when did He give us that gift and how does His birth figure into it?
OPEN: Today is the 200th anniversary of the founding of the state of Indiana. Today we have members of the Cass County bi-centennial group present in worship. (We showed pictures of the group on the screen) We’ve had women dressed up to portray the various walks of life, a Union soldier, a ...read more
Contributed on Dec 4, 2016
The angel said that Jesus had come to forgive us of our sins... but why would the story of a baby be important to the Gospel message. What is there about a baby that would figure into God offering us forgiveness?
OPEN: Here it is the first week of December and people are already getting into the Christmas spirit. They’re decorating their homes, putting up Christmas trees and mistletoe and holly… and Christmas lights all over the place. We Americans are so used to our traditions of the season ...read more