Sermons from December 2014

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December 28, 2014 Being Honest About Ourselves


What is the most common criticism leveled at churches? That churches are full of hypocrites. Who hasn’t heard this criticism? And who are these hypocrites, I want to ask. It’s such a generic criticism that I would like to ask can the accusers provide a list of names? Calling someone a hypocrite is a very […]

December 21, 2014 The Gift of Hope


If I asked you to name the essentials of life, what would they be? What is absolutely necessary for people to live? We would probably begin with a list of the tangibles things that we need, such as food, water, shelter, and clothing. As much as we are dependent upon those tangible items there are […]

December 14, 2014 A Spiritual Road Trip


December 14, 2014 Luke 2:1-7 After speaking about the same old, same old last week I felt compelled to report that when I stopped at a couple of restaurants I did, unfortunately, order the same old, old (Monday morning report – I am pleased to add that after church I did order something new. Maybe […]

December 7, 2014 Defeating the Same Old, Same Old


December 7, 2014 Matthew 2:1-15 I went into a restaurant recently to get some lunch, placed my order, took out my wallet to pay, and the person at the register said, you order the same thing every time you come here, don’t you? I thought about answering that’s right, I do, and if that bothers […]

November 30, 2014 – Hanging of the Green Service

Meditation – Christmas is the celebration of history’s great event – when God entered human history in the form of a newborn baby. All of human history had been leading to this great event, but when it took place, it went almost totally unnoticed. Though his coming had for centuries been foretold by the prophets, […]