Sermons on Christmas

Nov 28, 2021, Matriarchs: Tamar

Genesis 38:1-19 38 It happened at that time that Judah went down from his brothers and turned aside to a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah. 2 There Judah saw the daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua. He took her and went in to her, 3 and she conceived and bore a son, and he called his name Er. 4 She conceived again and bore a son, and she called his name Onan. 5 Yet again she bore a son, and she called his name Shelah. Judah was in Chezib when she bore…

Nov 21, 2021, My Church Waits

Daniel 7:13-14 13 “I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven    there came one like a son of man,and he came to the Ancient of Days    and was presented before him.14 And to him was given dominion    and glory and a kingdom,that all peoples, nations, and languages    should serve him;his dominion is an everlasting dominion,    which shall not pass away,and his kingdom one    that shall not be destroyed. Jude 20-25 20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves…

Nov 7, 2021, My Church through the Decades

Matthew 5:1-12 5 Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2 And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. 5 “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. 6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. 7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. 8 “Blessed are the pure in heart,…

Aug 15, 2021 Better Together: The Beauty of Lament

Psalm 22:1-31 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?    Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning?2 O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer,    and by night, but I find no rest. 3 Yet you are holy,    enthroned on the praises of Israel.4 In you our fathers trusted;    they trusted, and you delivered them.5 To you they cried and were rescued;    in you they trusted and were not put to shame. 6 But I am a worm and not a man,    scorned by mankind and despised by the…

Aug 8, 2021 Better Together: Crying Out to God

EXODUS 2:23-25, 3:7-10 God Hears Israel’s Groaning 23 During those many days the king of Egypt died, and the people of Israel groaned because of their slavery and cried out for help. Their cry for rescue from slavery came up to God. 24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. 25 God saw the people of Israel—and God knew. ——– 7 Then the Lord said, “I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters.…

Aug 1, 2021 Summer at the Movies: God’s Inclusive Community

Luke 14:12-24 12 Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. 13 But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, 14 and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.” The Parable of the…

January 3, 2021 Binge the Bible :Pentateuch

DEUTERONOMY 5:6-21 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. “‘You shall have no other gods before me. “‘You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God,…

Dec 27, 2020: Full of Possibilities

Luke 2:22-40 Jesus Presented at the Temple 22 And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every male who first opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”) 24 and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the Law of the Lord, “a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.” 25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose…

Dec 20, 2020 Christmas at the Movies: A Charlie Brown Christmas

Luke 2:1-14 The Birth of Jesus Christ In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be registered, each to his own town. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, 5 to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. 6 And while they were there, the time…

Christmas at the Movies: Scrooge, A Christmas Carol

Pastor Peter DeMik, Christmas at the Movies (Scrooge 1951- A Christmas Carol); Luke 1:46-56 Mary’s Song of Praise: The Magnificat 46 And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord,47     and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,48 for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.    For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;49 for he who is mighty has done great things for me,    and holy is his name.50 And his mercy is for those who fear him    from generation to generation.51 He has shown strength with his arm;    he has scattered the proud…
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