The Green decorations of Christmas speak of the promise of life in a season of barren trees and gloomy skies. The birth of Christ also speaks of that promise.
OPEN: Someone has developed a personality test based on how you decorate for Christmas:
• If you have nothing but multicolored lights on your tree – you’re an extrovert.
• If you only use white lights – you’re the type who asks his guests to remove their shoes at the front door.
• But if you use
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Christian/Church Of Christ
In Psalm 88, God gives us permission to be fully human, to face the realties of misery rather than deny them, and to pour our complaints, despondency, and miseries before Him in prayer.
Permission to Feel Despondent
1. This is the time of year when many experience a seasonal depression attributed to the fact that the amount of sunlight is declining. We certainly are all familiar with feelings of sadness, grief and loss. But at the deepest level, we can get to the
Emotions, Misery, Disappointment, Despair, Hopeless, Gloom
The purpose of this sermon is to inspire the hearers to affirm to others that believers are often inclined to look at life through the eyes of gloom, and need VISUAL EVIDENCE before accepting CHRIST at His Word.
19 April 2009
Second Sunday of Easter
U.S. Army Chaplain (MAJ) Ken Harris
Contingency Operation Site (C.O.S.) Sykes
BIG IDEA: Believers are often inclined to look upon life with the eyes of gloom and need VISUAL PROOF before accepting CHRIST at His
Faith, Doubt, Promises Of God, Distrustful, Gloom, Pessimist