Tag: Christmas

December 30 – Hebrews 2:9-18

ShareHebrews 2:9-18 Jesus Christ, the God-man, is a mystery, but thankfully a mystery that God Himself has revealed to us.  The God who made Himself man for us continues to amaze and mystify us.  More importantly, He continues to save us! In Chapter 1, the writer of Hebrews composed a superb description of the supremacy […]

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Christmas Day – 1 John 4:7-14

Share1 John 4:7-14             Merry Christmas! By now you’ve heard sermons and messages about Matthew and Luke’s account of the birth of Jesus Christ.  By now, for some of you, Christmas is pretty much over.  But in reality, it’s just beginning!  I seem to remember something about the 12 days of Christmas.  Actually, now the […]

December 22, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Christmas Eve – Matthew 1:18-25

ShareMatthew 1:18-25 Emmanuel – “God with us.”  That is the great theme of Christmas. When God became man, even His infant presence brought blessing to all who beheld Him.  We think of faithful Anna, ministering at the temple, and of Simeon.  John the Baptist kicked in the womb when he felt the presence of Mary […]

December 22, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Saturday of Trinity Sunday – Luke 2:1-20

ShareLuke 2:1-20 Here we are, approximately half a year from Christmas and its peculiar joys.  We’ve more recently experienced the glory and joys of Easter, the Ascension, and Pentecost.  But now what do we do? I’ve got an idea! (Actually, it’s the genius of the lectionary.)  Why don’t we celebrate Christmas in June?  Why not […]

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St. Stephen’s Day – December 26 – Acts 7:55-60

ShareActs 7:55-60 Those of you who are following the Prayer Book lectionary will recognize that I have taken this morning’s lesson from the Epistle Lesson appointed for St. Stephen’s Day, and not from the daily lectionary.  We are entering a brief but intense period in the lectionary when there are many special commemorations and therefore […]

December 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Christmas Day – Luke 2:1-20

ShareLuke 2:1-20 (The inspiration for this meditation came from Ephraim the Syrian, a 4th century Christian who wrote several excellent Nativity Hymns.) At Christmas the question sometimes arises, “What do you get for the man who has everything?”  For us, the question is, “What should we give to a God who has everything and has […]

December 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Ember Saturday, Advent 3 – Matthew 9:35-10:15

ShareMatthew 9:35-10:15 “But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.” The compassion of Jesus never fails to move me to compassion.  I want to see what He and feel what He felt, and what He saw was a multitude […]

December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Advent 3 – 2 Corinthians 5:5–21

Share Christ was born of flesh that we might be born of the Spirit. This is the message this morning, as the birth pangs of Christmas and miracle of the Incarnation come even closer to us.  St. Paul doesn’t deal directly with the Incarnation here in 2 Corinthians 5, but in the context of the […]

December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More

December 30 – Hebrews 2:9-18

ShareHebrews 2:9-18 Jesus Christ, the God-man, is a mystery, but thankfully a mystery that God Himself has revealed to us.  The God who made Himself man for us continues to amaze and mystify us.  More importantly, He continues to save us! In Chapter 1, the writer of Hebrews composed a superb description of the supremacy […]

December 29, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Christmas Day – 1 John 4:7-14

Share1 John 4:7-14 Merry Christmas! By now you’ve heard sermons and messages about Matthew and Luke’s account of the birth of Jesus Christ.  By now, for some of you, Christmas is pretty much over.  But in reality, it’s just beginning!  I seem to remember something about the 12 days of Christmas.  Actually, now the calendar […]

December 23, 2013 | 0 Comments More