Sermons from December 2017

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Living Life to the Fullest


John 10:10b.  As a pastor for 40 years I have had the privilege to minister to many people in the last days of their lives. I’ve noticed some common characteristics. When they knew they only had a few months or weeks to live they had an amazing clarity about how they would spend their time. […]

The Unsettling News of Christmas


The Good Unsettling News of Christmas. Luke 2:25-35. The angel announced good news to the shepherds, (Luke 2:10) but that’s not the whole story.  Our reading of the Nativity often ends with verse 20. In the following verses, however is our first hint that this baby would grow up and shake things up.  This quake is the beginning […]

Why Christmas?


John 18:37. Why did Jesus come to earth? Don’t miss the purpose of Christmas.  It’s not about what’s under the tree.  It’s about the man who hung on the tree. He loves you.  And God wants to adopt you into His family. Many people celebrate Christmas year after year but have never accepted God’s gift […]

Living a God Pleasing Life: Conclusion


Living a God Pleasing Life Sermon Series What makes God happy?  The Bible says that, “God rewards those who diligently seek him.” Hebrews 11:6. What does it mean to “diligently seek Him” and are there ways that we can do that, that are more effective than others? What many Christians sadly misunderstand is that God isn’t into […]