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December 25, 2016 Building Christmas

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As we continue with our theme of Building, today, on Christmas day, we consider the topic of Building Christmas. Perhaps Rebuilding Christmas would be a more appropriate title, as Christmas has been remade, rebuilt, and repurposed into something very different from the birth of Jesus in a stable in Bethlehem. Christmas, as we often note, […]

December 13, 2015 Fear Not! Sing for Joy!

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I read an article recently about a woman who was born unable to feel pain. For 39 years she was unable to feel any type of physical pain. Here is the scientific explanation of the condition – The disorder is caused by a rare genetic mutation that results in a lack of ion channels that […]

December 21, 2014 The Gift of Hope

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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

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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

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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, […]