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Christmas Peace
December 11th, 2016

Luke 2 (Luke 2:13–14) Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” Peace. Where is it? The angels appeared to shepherds in the vicinity of Bethlehem promising peace. […]

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Christmas Astonishment
December 4th, 2016

Luke 1 & 2 The word “astonishment” has its roots in old French and Latin in the word “thunder”. So to be astonished is to be thunderstruck. It is something good that is completely unexpected. If someone living in your home country, a family member or friend, without telling you they were coming, walked in […]

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Fear: Do not be afraid.
November 27th, 2016

Luke 2:8-20 When I was a young pastor, Annie and I took one of the best vacations we have ever had. My parents had invited us to come with them to the British Virgin Islands. We left Newark, New Jersey in a snow storm, handed our winter coats to my sister who had driven us […]

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The King Is Just
December 21st, 2014

various Mark Twain was an American author and two of his most popular books are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. These books share the same characters and so the second of the two books, Huckleberry Finn, begins with this: You don’t know about me without you have read a book by the […]

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The King Is Gentle
December 14th, 2014

various The shepherds were sitting by the fire, sometimes talking and sometimes listening to the sounds of the night. The sheep bleating, insects and frogs making their mating cries, night owls swooping. They listened for the sound of sheep becoming uneasy because predators were creeping up to attack. They looked at the stars and the […]

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