Christmas Sunday Luke 2:1-21 20161225
Who should hear the news first? Shepherds: those working third shift, those least likely by the society, those who had been promised hope, joy, peace and love and were the most likely to need to hear news that was Good.
Matthew 1:18-25 Reclaiming Christmas: Christmas Delivery
Rekindling the spiritual power of Christmas is found in picking up the job of postal carrier, delivery person, one who is delivered, sharing Christ with those who have not, or have forgotten or have lost their way.
Luke 1:46b-55 ReClaiming Christmas: Why Celebrate Jesus 20161211 Advent3
“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name. His mercy is for those…
Matthew 3.1-12 Reclaiming Christmas “Brood of Viper Cards”
The John the Baptist Advent Collection: Best Cover: You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Inside: Bear fruit worthy of repentance.
Matthew 24:36-44 The Unexpected Gifts
@ The reality that God is not planning for the Christmas, we are planning, is a most likely reality.
2016 Advent: 4 weeks Prep 4 Christmas
Reclaiming Christmas: Taking time to prepare instead of rushing to the finish line without training.
2 Timothy 2.8-15 Unchained Gospel 20161009 RSUMC
If we have died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he will also deny us; if we are faithless, he remains faithful
1 Timothy 1:12-17 Best Sinner Make the Best Saints 20160911 RSUMC
The corrective message to be able to reclaim this motto Paul shares with Timothy and the church is this: Where ever we find sin, is the place to look for and share the living, loving, life-change grace of Jesus Christ.
Luke 14:25-33 The Cost of Discipleship 20160904 RSUMC
When Jesus welcomed the marginalized, forgotten and excluded folks, he talked, ate, fellow shipped, touched, and healed them, AND he sent them to go and “Sin No More.”
Hebrews 13:10-8 “Rules of Grace” 20160828 RSUMC
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8