The second of a six part sermon series about our lives as followers of Jesus Christ. We move from Affirmation to Invitation — God’s holy invitations that often originate in our own brokenness.
Few undeniable truths remain in this world, but one is this: you have to know where you are to figure out where you’re going.
We’ve heard the Christmas Gospel readings so many times that they threaten to go in one ear and out the other. To combat this tendency, I’ve recently been trying to write the story in new ways. Here’s my newest creation: a series of seven sonnets for Christmas.
I had the opportunity to write a new Christmas pageant this year for my church, and the performance went really well. Please feel free to use this pageant if you’d like to.
Each of us is an arrow pointing to God. Each of us is the moon reflecting the light of the sun. We are not the center of the universe, but we do point to it.
Today we hear the beginning of the Good News. And you know what? We are living the middle of that same Good News.
By the mercy of God, we receive chance after chance to be a part of the reign of Christ. In this sermon, we explore this idea as well as hear a song inspired by the Gospel lesson.
We can float along. Or we can trim the sails to catch the wind. When we do the latter, we play with purpose; that is, we live with the intentional desire to participate in God’s yearning for our lives.