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Advent: Hope

We celebrate Hope on the first Sunday of Advent and light the Prophets’ candle. There are many scriptures that promise a Messiah and give different clues to help recognize him when he comes. Today we will begin in Deuteronomy with … Continue reading

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Advent Begins Nov. 26th

Advent refers to the appearing of something. During the season of Advent we prepare for the incarnation, for Jesus to appear as God with us. Each of the four Sundays between Thanksgiving and Christmas has a theme, such as Hope … Continue reading

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Advent: Week 4, Peace

The angels proclaimed “Peace on earth, goodwill toward men.” The shepherds found the babe as the angels said, but is there peace on earth? Those who seek Christ can have peace even in a world that does not. He himself … Continue reading

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Advent: Week 2, Faith

Today we light the Bethlehem candle and read about the faith of Joseph of Mary. I’ve said many times that faith is more than belief. Today’s sermon looks at faith in terms of trust, response and action.  

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Advent, Week 1: Hope

If you’re new to the celebration of Advent, there is a brief introduction at the beginning of this sermon or read this article I wrote for the Calhoun Times last year to learn more. The season of Advent is about … Continue reading

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Coming Soon

Just a few things to look forward to: Advent – The Genesis sermon series will come to a close this Sunday, November 20th. After Thanksgiving we will begin keeping the weeks of Advent. This is a time of preparation for the … Continue reading

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Advent Peace

December 20     |     text: Luke 2:8-14 This is the fourth and final Sunday in the Advent season. The theme is Peace and we light the Angels candle. The angels called for  peace on earth. It’s easy for … Continue reading

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Advent Joy

December 13, 2015     |     text: Luke 2:8-20 I had a high school biology teacher that believed science was all about vocabulary. If you could define the terms you were most of the way to understanding the … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Angelic Choir

Published in The Calhoun Times Saturday, November 28th Think about all the Christmas cards you receive each year. Imagine for a moment that everything we knew about Christmas was based on the images pictured on those cards. I call that … Continue reading

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Advent Faith

December 6, 2015 text: Luke 1:26-38, Matthew 1:18-25 The theme of last week was Hope and we lit the Prophet’s candle in our Advent wreath. This week our theme is Faith and we light the Bethlehem candle. It took great … Continue reading

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