Christmas Eve

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A Savior Has Been Born to You


In the name of Jesus Christ, the Savior born to change our world. The text for our mediation on this joyous Christmas Eve celebration is the Christmas Gospel from Luke 2, the 10th and 11th verses for emphasis. “The angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause […]

What Child Is This?

I Bring You Good News! Luke 2:8–12 (NIV) 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be […]

The Greatest Gift

The Greatest Gift I. A Testimony of God’s Love II. An Assurance of God’s Promises He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Tell me, if we were to go back exactly one year from today, […]

A Light in the Darkness

It was August 5, 2010. In the San Jose copper and gold mine in northern Chile, a forty-five story tall block of granite broke loose and plunged through the levels of the mine. Portions of the mine’s exit ramp collapsed, trapping 33 miners nearly a half-mile deep in the earth. Hector Tobar, author of “Deep […]

Do not be afraid!

For the past few weeks I’ve been following with some interest the way people greet one another at this time of the year. For example, I’ve noticed that if I say to a store clerk, “Merry Christmas!” the clerk is usually quite ready to echo my greeting: “A Merry Christmas to you!” If, on the […]

Don’t be afraid! I’ve got good news!

“Isn’t there anyone that knows what Christmas is all about!?” “Sure Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about.” I’d imagine that many of you remember those famous lines from the television special A Charlie Brown Christmas which first aired in 1965 and has been replayed every Christmas season since. Charles Schultz’s […]

Jesus the Savior is Born!

Can I ask you, what are you doing here today? I mean, you didn’t have anything better to do today? Got all your shopping done, so you had an hour to kill, so you thought you’d hang out at church? Nothing else going on tonight? Nothing to prepare for tomorrow? And even if all those […]