“The Hope of Christmas Future”

On Dec. 24, Pastor Katy preaches on Luke 24:1-5. Ebenezer Scrooge wakens from the strangest dream he’s ever had, and a determination to change his own future. The Ghost of Christmas Future reveals the gloom of what is to come if Scrooge does not change his ways, and it horrifies him. Each of us carries […]

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“The Life of Christmas Present”

On December 17, Pastor Jim preaches on Luke 2:1-7. 1 In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 All went to their own towns to be registered. 4 Joseph also […]

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“The Remembrance of Christmas Past”

On December 10, Pastor Katy preaches on John 4:7-10, 16-19. We all have a past. Some of us look back fondly on days that are etched in our memories as “the good ol’ days,” while looking back causes others pain and grief. For Ebenezer Scrooge, as for most of us, it’s probably a combination of […]

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“Bah! Humbug!”

On December 3, Pastor Jim preaches on Luke 16:19-31. This Advent season we are thinking together about Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation from, as Dickens described him, “a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner” into the joyful, dancing soul who opened his heart and his pocketbook to the poor, to his neighbor, and […]

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“Bah! Humbug!”

On December 3, Pastor Katy preaches on Hebrews 12:1-2. Perhaps the greatest message from our “Redemption of Scrooge” Advent series is the idea that if Christ is able to redeem Ebenezer Scrooge’s joyless life, then Christ can surely redeem you and me. This first Sunday of Advent, we look around and remember that Advent is […]

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“Prince of Peace”

On December 18, Pastor Jim preaches on Isaiah 9:6. Our final look at Isaiah’s royal titles focuses on “Prince of Peace.” We all wish for peace in today’s global conflicts, but is this the peace that the Prince of Peace can bring? Or is it a deeper, more spiritual peace?

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“Prince of Peace”

On December 18, Pastor Katy preaches on Luke 10:3-6. What does it really mean to call Jesus the “Prince of Peace”? He was born to a carpenter and a teenage mother from the armpit of Judaea, called Nazareth. Not exactly the noble birth of a prince. Born during a time of forced peace in the […]

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“Everlasting Father”

On December 11, Pastor Jim preaches on Isaiah 9:6. What does it mean to call God “Father?” Is God a guy? Are males made more in the image of God than are females? How can an earthly title such as “father” define the Holy One? Yet Jesus told us to pray, “Our Father.” Let’s think […]

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“Mighty God”

On December 4, Pastor Jim preaches on Isaiah 9:6. What kind of a king is Jesus? What does it mean to seek his kingdom? Would you consider Jesus to be your king? We are continuing to think about the oracle of Isaiah in chapter 9, verse 6. Looking though our Christian lenses we can’t help but see Jesus in these […]

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“Mighty God”

On December 4, Pastor Katy preaches on Mark 1:21-28. Once upon a time in a world far, far, away…as children it’s normal to make up these imaginary worlds where you might be the king or queen and you make all the rules, but as we grow into adults we settle into the way things are […]

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