Advent 2015: “Stealing Christmas”

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2015: “WHO BRINGS A CHRISTMAS HEART?”

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Sunday, December 20, 2015:  4th Sunday of Advent This Advent series has been about new hearts, Christmas hearts.  But who brings these hearts to us?  Is it through the mighty, the strong, and the influential?  Or through the small, the humble, the inconsequential . . . the ordinary? Scripture Lesson:  Luke 1:39-56 Sermon:  “Who Brings […]

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2015:

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Sunday, December 13, 2015:  3rd Sunday of Advent What’s a Christmas heart look like?  Would you know one if you saw one?  With some help from the Grinch, John the Baptizer and the apostle Paul help us to flesh out the portrait of the new hearts, the God-given hearts. Scripture Lesson:  Luke 3:7-8; Philippians 4:4-7 […]

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2015: “PAVING THE WAY”

Sunday, December 6, 2015:  2nd Sunday of Advent There are two seasons in the Christmas year that are focused on preparation:  Advent and Lent.  This week, we focus on God’s preparations for the arrival of his Son and the preparer-in-chief, John the Baptist. Scripture Lesson:  Luke 1:8-17; 3:1-6 Sermon:  “Paving the Way”  

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2015: “TWO SIZES TOO SMALL”

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  Sunday, November 29, 2015:  First Sunday in Advent It is the beginning of Advent, a time of preparation.  We ready ourselves for the coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ.  His coming will be the culmination of God’s great rescue project.  But do we really comprehend our need to be rescued, to […]