A Gifted Life | Matthew 2:1-12

The Wise Men didn’t create the Star of Bethlehem, they didn’t work for God to take birth in the manger, they didn’t earn the salvation offered by the Christ Child . . . but they…

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Alleluia! The Messiah is Here! | Luke 2:22-40

Even as an infant, Jesus brought joy and hope. In this Scripture reading from Luke, a man named Simeon and a woman named Anna recognized the infant Jesus as the Messiah and praised God with…

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Give Me a “Nothing is Impossible” God | Luke 1:26-38

Do you place limitations on God; on who God is and what God can do? Luke 1:26-38 highlights a doctrine of the Church known as the “virgin birth” which asserts that Jesus was not conceived…

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Music Sunday (no sermon)

The Advent and Christmas seasons include music as an integral part of the experience. Music celebrating the Nativity— from the earliest Gregorian chant to the Christmas music of present-day composers—conveys a spirit of adoration and…

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It’s Okay Not to Be Okay

Mark tells us people came out to the wilderness to see John the Baptizer. Who does that? Who leaves the comfort of their home, work, etc. to go out and see a preacher? Having heard…

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Live Life Expecting

Advent is a season to prepare for the coming birth of Jesus. But sometimes, if we are not careful, we can lose sight of it and begin to allow the business of Christmas to distract…

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