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March 31, 2019

The Joy of Forgiveness

(Please note the title change from the morning bulletin) We know that with God there is always forgiveness for those who repent and seek God’s grace. In Jesus Christ we have a Savior who came to show us a better way to live, and who died to make that new life possible, free of sin. […]

December 23, 2018

When Fear Gives Way to Joy

This is, perhaps, the most important message of this glorious season: we are never alone! The heart of Christmas, as the gospel-writer John puts is that, “the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory” (John 1:14). Christian writer and poet Kathleen Norris put it this way: “the Incarnation is […]

December 17, 2017

Christmas Pageant 2017

Mountains would have bowed down. Seas would have roared. Trees would have clapped their hands. But the earth held its breath. As silent as snow falling, he came in. When no one was looking, into the darkness, he came

June 11, 2017

Cosmic Elation

Cosmic Elation

The writers of Genesis lived in a world where people arranged their lives around a particular story, set in a particular time and place. It is not pure history or science, nor is it pure myth and fiction. It is the story they found themselves in; a story with two central characters: God and humanity. […]

December 25, 2016

Give it Up For Jesus

Give it Up For Jesus

Some argue that there are times when it’s inappropriate to applaud. Sunday morning worship, for example. Do you applaud when the soloist comes to the end of her rendition of “Sweet Little Jesus Boy”? Some people say, yes; some say, no. In many churches with a lively worship atmosphere, people are applauding all the time. […]

November 8, 2015

Keep Me From Comparing

Keep Me From Comparing

The Apostle Paul warns us not to compare ourselves to others: For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in […]