Monthly Archives: December 2012

Lessons for Sunday, December 30

First Samuel 2:18-20, 26 18Samuel was ministering before the LORD, a boy wearing a linen ephod. 19His mother used to make for him a little robe and take it to him each year, when she went up with her husband to … Continue reading

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Sermon – December 23 – A Promise that Changes the World

Mary and Elizabeth had great hopes for their children.  In today’s world, they would probably be known as soccer moms.  Many had thoughts that Elizabeth son, John the Baptist, would be the promised Messiah.  But even John realized that the … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

The Blue Christmas service held last night was such a great example of how two churches, ours and Hope of Life, could come together praising God for sending his Son into the World.  The service was about taking all the … Continue reading

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Questions about the Lessons for December 23

I read through the gospel lesson and just sat there scratching my head.  As a mother of young adults, I am still trying to wrap my brain around the fact that Elizabeth, in her old age, is expecting her first … Continue reading

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Lessons for Sunday, December 23

Micah 5:2-5a 2But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah, who are one of the little clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to rule in Israel, whose origin is from of old, from ancient days.  … Continue reading

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Sermon – December 16 – A Promise of Invitation

Last week, I started out writing a blog that would give you a hint in what direction Pastor might be headed with his sermon.  But other thoughts kept invading and it ended up being focused more on the difficult of … Continue reading

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More Questions about the Lesson for December 16

As you may have noticed, I posted yesterday’s blog pretty late in the evening.  I began writing the blog in the early afternoon after some research on the lessons and a brief discussion with Pastor on where he was headed … Continue reading

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Questions about the Lessons for December 16

It’s only Wednesday and this has already been a difficult week.  More bad news than good.  As Christians, knowing what we know, it seems that the Good News, especially at Christmas, would make us immune to all that is bad.  … Continue reading

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Lessons for Sunday, December 16

Zephaniah 3:14-20 14Sing aloud, O daughter Zion; shout, O Israel!  Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem!  15The LORD has taken away the judgments against you, he has turned away your enemies.  The king of Israel, the … Continue reading

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Sermon – December 9 – A Promise Easy To Miss

Since the beginning of time, humans have been classifying things.  Just think of Adam in the garden naming everything on the earth.   And as time goes on, we continue to classify new things.  But let’s look at it a different … Continue reading

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