And the Word Was God Text: John 1:1-3 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.    Christmas reminds us of one of Christianity’s most basic…

The Gospel of Christmas Text: Luke 2:1-20 Luke’s picture of the birth of Jesus is a study in opposites. On the one hand it is a glorious announcement about the birth of the Son of God on earth. Yet it happens in a largely private setting, in an unknown little barn in tiny Bethlehem. The…

Text: Ex. 17:8-16 Now Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim. And Moses said to Joshua, “Choose us some men and go out, fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand.” So Joshua did as Moses said to him, and fought with Amalek….

The Ascension of the Son of Man Text: Daniel 7:7-14 …“I was watching in the night visions, And behold, One like the Son of Man, Coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days, And they brought Him near before Him. Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a…

O Death, Where Is Your Sting? Text: 1 Cor. 15:50-58 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed—  in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye,…

The Necessity of the Resurrection Text: 1 Cor. 15:12-19 …If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.   Imagine there’s no heaven It’s easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Imagine all the people Living for today… Those words were…

The Judgment Is Salvation Text: Isaiah 35 The wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them, And the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose; It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice, Even with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, The excellence of Carmel and Sharon. They shall…

The Reign of the Branch Text: Isaiah 11:1-10 There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, And a Branch shall grow out of his roots. The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of…

What Advent Is All About This past Sunday was the first Sunday of Advent. For those of you who have not observed Advent before–and I’m assuming that most folks did not grow up doing so– it’s the season of the church year that comes before Christmas. While it certainly has a connection to Christmas, it is…

When Jesus Sits Down Text: Psalm 110 The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.” …   Here at Christ Church, we are trying to create new clichés. This means you might hear some repetition from our ranks, but it’s all in an attempt to give us…

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