Contributed on Dec 22, 2009
The idea that God is with us is ridiculous and radical - but real!
“What’s Christmas All About? Joining the Family” Matthew 1:18-23 When I first saw the original movie “Home Alone” it brought back some memories for me. In the movie a young boy is accidentally home alone when his family goes on vacation. As the plot develops the boy conquers his fears of ...read more
Contributed on Dec 23, 2009
The lineage of Jesus helps us find our place in His family.
“What’s Christmas All About? Finding Your Place on the Family Tree” Matthew 1:1-16; Ruth 4:13-17 Most of us, at some point in time, develop a curiosity about our heritage. We like to look at our family tree. Usually we find a mixture of good news and bad news. My family tree, for example, has ...read more
Contributed on Dec 26, 2009
When we understand the message of the angels we will be ecstatic
What’s Christmas All About? Living in Ecstasy” Luke 2:10-14 What difference would it make if all this about Jesus being the Son of God was true? Judging by the reaction of the angels and shepherds, we would be ecstatic. To be ecstatic is to be beside oneself, overpowered with emotion, ...read more
Contributed on Jan 4, 2010
Through our inheritance in Christ, we have certain rights that we are free to exercise
“What’s Christmas All About? Claiming Your Inheritance” Galatians 4:1-7 The city of Grand Haven was having difficulty with skateboard traffic. skateboarders were everywhere, weaving in and out and over walkers and drivers anywhere, anytime. So the city passed laws prohibiting skateboarding in ...read more