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March 24 – Seeing Needs Around Us

Joshua 16-18 Luke 2:1-24 “Mary and Joseph also went to offer a sacrifice, as the law of the Lord says: ‘You must sacrifice two doves or two young pigeons.’” (Luke 2:24) Whenever members of the royal family do something it’s … Continue reading

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December 25 – What Can I Say?

Luke 2:1-20; Ezekiel 37; Isaiah 60 This may sound a little crazy, but Christmas is hard on preachers. Most preachers like to be original, a little bit creative even, in their sermons. Meanwhile, people want to hear about the birth … Continue reading

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December 23 – Is This The End, Or Is This The Beginning?

Luke 1:26-56; Ezekiel 34; Isaiah 58 Something about a baby changes lives. I remember when my wife let me know that she was expecting our first child. Life changed from that moment as we were no long just husband and … Continue reading

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December 12 – Praise Him!

Isaiah 12:2-6; Amos 8:4-12; 2 Corinthians 9:1-15 One of the greatest things about Christmas is the music. Whether it’s people singing, or humming, songs about the birth of Jesus or a church musical, songs of praise ring through the air. … Continue reading

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November 26 – Advent

Psalm 122; Genesis 6:11-22; Matthew 24:1-22 I grew up loving the Cubs. Friends who wanted to poke fun at me over the past few years would post a picture of a wagon train with the caption “Pictures of the last … Continue reading

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December 26 – Vulnerable

Luke 2:21-52; Ezekiel 38-39; Isaiah 61 One of the most difficult concepts to believe about the Christian faith is that God became man and came down to earth. Oh sure, many of the other religions had their gods show up … Continue reading

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December 25 – Changing the World

Luke 2:1-20; Ezekiel 37; Isaiah 60 “And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” (Luke 2:7) And so, in … Continue reading

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December 24 – Living in Forgiveness

Luke 1:57-80; Ezekiel 35-36; Isaiah 59 There will be many worship services today and tomorrow to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Everyone enjoys the birth of a baby. In the midst of the joy we must remember that Jesus came … Continue reading

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December 16 – Born to Die

Philippians 3; Ezekiel 23; Isaiah 51 How can anyone resist the scene of a little child born among the animals because there was no other room for him? The irony of wise men and shepherds worshiping a babe in the … Continue reading

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September 20 – God and Women and Others

John 20:1-18; 2 Chronicles 31; Psalm 87 There is no historical incident that has made a greater impact on the world than the resurrection. The world was changed that day when Jesus rose from the dead. Cowering disciples became bold … Continue reading

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