Gospel: Luke 2: 1-20
Sermon: “It’s A Wonderful Christmas Life”
Tonight we come together to celebrate the birth of the Savior of the World: Jesus of Nazareth.
Over the past month, Kristen and I have helped our son, Paul, with an Advent calendar that features the Nativity scene with all animals and all the people we associate with the story of Jesus’ birth:
The angels, the shepherds, the Wise Men, Joseph, Mary, and Jesus.
As I look at the scene, my first reaction is peace and joy.
There’s little baby Jesus.
The one sent by the Father to save me, my family, and all of us.
But then I have another reaction.
I call it the December 26th reaction. Continue reading
Gospel: Matthew 11:2-11
Sermon for December 11, 2016: “God’s Map”
It was the winter of 2009
and Kristen and I were celebrating
our first Christmas back in North Carolina.
And to help celebrate,
Kristen’s mom and dad were going to join us
We were looking forward to seeing Jim and Nan
for the first time since we had moved from Arizona.
And then I had to mess it up.
(Published in the High Point Enterprise Christmas In The Southern Triad 2016 Edition)
Christmas time is upon us once again.
And this time of year is a happy one for many people.
One can sense the joy and excitement in the faces of the people around us.
Yes, this is a time to be “merry and bright.” But for many people, Christmas can be a very sad time.
It can be a time where the loss of a loved one due to illness, accident, or age can be magnified. Continue reading
This morning I want to share with you a story of repentance.
For as long as I can remember I have been afraid of snakes.
My fear of snakes started when I was around 8 years old. Continue reading
Sermon for November 27, 2016: “Now!”
I would like to share with you what a typical night with Paul is like. Continue reading