Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Real Cost of Christmas

Wow!  Can you believe that Christmas is over already.  Time to prepare ourselves for the credit card bills in January.  Time to try to figure out how to pay for it all.  The financial costs of Christmas can be almost staggering. 

But Christmas isn't about the gifts.  Jesus didn't come to earth so we could exchange gifts.  Jesus came to earth so we could reconnect to a God that loves us.  What if we followed Jesus' example this year - what if we committed to reconnecting with a loved one who has become distant.

Our Christmas message looks at that subject.  How do we reconnect?  What might that cost us?

To read the message, click on the title below.

December 25 - The Real Cost of Christmas

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

What Not to Miss this Christmas

It's Christmas Eve already!

Did you get done what you needed to get done?  Cards mailed?  Family and friends invited?  Presents all wrapped?  Dinner items for tomorrow's big dinner all purchased?  House clean?  Kids in bed?  There is so much to it, isn't there.

It seems that societies demands this time of year keep increasing.  There is more to it every year.  Have you ever felt that way?  Yet as we get busier and busier, something is missing.  do you feel that, too.

With all that there is, how do know what's most important.  How do we know what key message from Christmas is so important, we can't miss it?

At our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, I'll be sharing a message that looks at that very question.  If there so much that we can't possibly do it all, see it all, or understand it all, that what do we choose?  What part of the Christmas Story might really speak to us this year?

To read the message, click on the title below.

December 24 - What Not to Miss this Christmas

Thanks for reading.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Restore Us, O God Series

I've just noticed I've been remiss in giving you the copies of the sermon series for Advent.  This can such a busy time of year, and for me, it certainly was.

Our Advent Series is based on the Psalm readings for the weeks of Advent, and share the theme (which is the title of the series), Restore Us, O God.  Each week we looked at the themes from our lighting of the Advent Wreath:  Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love.

I have previously given you the first two messages in the series, here are links to the last two, if you are interested...  (just click on the title)

December 11 - Restore Us, O God:  Joy
December 18 - Restore Us, O God:  Love

Thanks for reading!

Monday, December 5, 2011

December 4 - Restore Us, O God: Peace

This weeks message continues our Advent Sermon Series on the four themes of the Advent Season:  Hope, Peace, Joy and Love.  Starting in Psalm 85, we look at peace.

We know what it is to be at peace, but how do we get there?  Is there a secret?  Can we find peace? 

If you would like to read the message, click on the link below:

Dec 4 - Restore Us, O God:  Peace

Thank you for reading!

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