Contributed on Dec 24, 2017
What was the star that led the Wisemen to Jesus and what difference does that make to us today?
OPEN: Years ago I wrote a song about the Wise Men. The first verse went this way “Out in the fields, watching the sky. Looking to heaven, searching on high. Troubled by things I’d seen on this earth, I knew that my answer lay with a child’s birth. For the prophecy said that a star in the sky, ...read more
Contributed on Dec 17, 2017
Peace on earth? With wars and rumors of wars what possible peace could the angels be announcing? And how does the baby Jesus fit into all this?
OPEN: I love to sing Christmas Carols, so this morning I want you to stand and sing 3 verses of “Silent Night” with me. 1. “Silent night, holy night! All is calm, all is bright. Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child. Holy infant so tender and mild, Sleep in heavenly peace, sleep in heavenly ...read more
Contributed on Dec 11, 2017
The angel announced a message of "great joy". But the world often confuses Joy with Happiness and ends up being disappointed. What brings us joy and what difference does that make in our lives?
OPEN: I love to sing Christmas Carols, so this morning we’re going to start out the sermon with “Joy to the World”. If you would, stand and sing it with me. 1. Joy to the world the Lord has come, let earth receive her King Let every heart prepare him room And heaven and nature sing, and heaven ...read more
Contributed on Nov 26, 2017
What was it about the message of Gabriel about the Christ child that changed the world?
OPEN: (This sermon began with a clip from the Sony movie “The Star” – a cartoon rendition of the nativity as seen through the eyes of the animals that might have been there. Today’s movie clip showed Mary being told by the angel of her impending pregnancy) The video clip we saw retold the scene ...read more
Contributed on Dec 4, 2017
God tells us that Joseph was a "just man" because he was "unwilling to put (Mary) to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly." What does that mean? And what does difference can it make to our faith?
OPEN: (We began the service with a clip from the movie "The Star" that showed Mary and Joseph at their wedding party just before Mary is going to tell Joseph that she's pregnant with the Christ Child) There’s a true story about a grade school class that was putting on a Christmas which ...read more