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When Your Life Passes Before Your Eyes

When Your Life Passes Before Your Eyes “Have you ever been in one of those situations where it seemed like your life has passed before your eyes?”  That FEELING is one of doom and dread, darkness and despair – the fear that the end is near.  We explored this idea on the First Sunday of […]

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Athanasius of Alexandria On The Incarnation

Athanasius of Alexandria “Naturally also, through this union of the immortal Son of God with our human nature, all people were clothed with incorruption in the promise of the resurrection. For the solidarity of humanity is such that, by virtue of the Word’s indwelling in a single human body, the corruption which goes with death […]

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A White Washed Stable (Video Sermon)

We try to create for ourselves a “Hallmark Moment” each year around Christmas. The Yule log is in the fireplace. The family is gathered to sing Christmas carols by the fireplace. Stocking are hung by the chimney with care. Christmas dinner is on the table. The Christmas tree adorns the corner of the house. Then […]

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Jesus Christmas Wish List (Sermon Video)

What is on “Jesus Christmas Wish List?” I know what’s on my list.  I know what my wife wants and what my children want. But what about Jesus?  It’s his birthday, after all.  What is on “Jesus Christmas Wish List?” I do not think he needs a new Ipad, Ipod, or Iphone.  I do not […]

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What Do You Suppose God Looks Like? (Sermon)

Throughout Advent I am reading Michael Slaughter’s book “Christmas is Not Your Birthday: Experience the Joy of Living and Giving Like Jesus.”  Along the way, many of the themes Slaughter addresses will, no doubt, find their way into my preaching, teaching, and thinking. In the sermon for Advent 1/C – preaching December 2, 2012 at […]

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The Lord is with you!

You and I, just like Mary, have been favored — blessed — by God’s grace! “Greeting, favored one! The Lord is with you.” We are favored by God not because of who we are and what we’ve done, but rather because of who God is and what God chooses to do out of his mercy and grace. Christmas is the story of Immanuel — God with us.

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Legacy

Every day in so many ways, we are trying to create our sense of value and worth. We engage in so many building plans to establish our Legacy. The message of the gospel is that our building programs mean nothing. God has establish His legacy in Christ – and we are included in that in Christ.

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Max Lucado: Gabriel’s Questions

These stories-like your favorite Christmas ornaments-come in all shapes and sizes. They unfold in a variety of settings, from ancient Bethlehem to rural England. From a small Texas town to the heavenly realms. Some are short. Others many chapters long. Some offer reflections. Others imagine Christmas through the eyes of a burnt-out candle maker, a lonely business man, or heavenly angels

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The Meaning of Christmas – with help from Linus

Linus Christmas Monologue from Peanuts-A Charlie Brown Christmas. Linus tells us ”what Christmas is all about”. Even though people around the world celebrate  Christmas on December 25, that was probably not the actual day on which Jesus was born. Many scholars believe that Jesus was more likely to have been born in September. But the […]

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A Christmas Great Christmas Story

. The above video is from my friend, John Upton, Executive Director, Virginia Baptist Mission Board.    I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.   Kids Christmas Activities And Games Printable Kids Christmas Activities – Ideal For Entertaining Kids At Home Or School. Includes Word Puzzles, Mazes, Christmas Games, Math Worksheets, Coloring Pages, […]

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