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Christmas Eve Sermon: Don’t Be Afraid (Matthew 2:1-12) (7 p.m. Wesley)

Sometimes, Christmas can be less than God intended it to be. Sometimes, we fail to see the beauty of Jesus’ birth, God with flesh on incarnate in our world. Sometimes, all the stuff of Christmas can get in the way … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Sermon (DNBA): Do You Wonder? (Matthew 2:1-12) (5 p.m. Wesley)

Do you wander? Do you wonder? J.R.R. Tolkien wrote that “not all who wander are lost.” Think about that for a minute. Are you willing to wander or are you someone who has to know exactly where you’re going and … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today (DNBA – Advent 3): The Other Important Yes (Matthew 1:18-25)

This is the third sermon in the DNBA Advent series. Every year during Advent, I find myself wishing we could unlock the personal journal of Joseph. Not the coat-of-many-colors guy, but the one who became the earthly father of Jesus. Joseph … Continue reading

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Twas Three Nights Before Christmas (A Mustard Seed Musing)

So, A Visit From Saint Nick (sometimes referred to by the story version title, Twas The Night Before Christmas) influences next Sunday’s sermon. Just for kicks, I sat down to see what I’d come up with if I played with Clement Moore’s poem. I … Continue reading

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An Innkeeper, Home Alone? (Sunday’s Sermon Today)

“There was no room for them in the inn.” Without a doubt, that’s the scariest phrase for me in the opening vignettes of Jesus’ miraculous birth and life. Not that an unwed, teenage girl would be his mother; not that … Continue reading

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A Christmas Story To Tell (Sunday’s Sermon Today- Advent 1)

What are your favorite stories? The ones you would re-read or re-watch, the ones you love to hear for yourself again and to tell others about? The ones you can tell by heart? One of my favorite stories – and … Continue reading

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