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Sermons from December 2022

Christmas Eve

Luke 1:26-29 …God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a village in Galilee, to a virgin named Mary. She was engaged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of King David. Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, favored woman! The Lord is with you!” Confused and disturbed, Mary tried to think what the angel could mean. Confused and disturbed = Freaking Out Luke 1:30-38 NLT “Don’t be afraid, Mary,” the angel told her, “for you have…

Angels Gather Among Us

PROBLEM – we don’t see the miraculous Albert Einstein said, “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as if nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.” The Miracle Of Breath by James Robinson.  Consider the journey of an oxygen atom. The same atom, which at this moment hovers around your face, was once in the lungs of a dinosaur. The journey begins when you take a simple breath. For what it’s worth,…

Dreams Matter

PROBLEM GOD Matthew 1:18-21 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about[d]: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.  Because Joseph, her husband, was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared…

God’s Favor

PROBLEM GOD Luke 1:26-41 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel…