Luke 2:19: Mary Pondered…

Now are the moments for deep reflection, the hour of contemplation. Linger in the depths of the word “ponder.” Like meditate, though less strenuous, conveying something more suited. Its Latin […]

God Surprises Us with Heaven, Here on Christmas Eve

Click here to go to our online recording of our Christmas Eve service. Whenever heaven greets earth, this becomes a time of fresh beginnings. Tonight, heaven’s splendor hides and holds […]

John 1:1-4, Hebrews 1:1-3: The Word and the Son

Today, the 25th of December, far removed from unknown ages, when our God created the heavens and earth, forming Adam in His image.  Much time elapses, and God sends a […]

Exodus 40:17-21,34-38; John 1:14: Christmas Day

To free His people from slavery, God gives them His Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread.  Every year after, so these reclaimed of God don’t forget, He tells them […]

Luke 2:1-20: Christmas Eve

With all the pandemonium and turmoil, no worse time can come for a holy birth.  Think of the upheaval a census will cause throughout the Roman world.  Every person not […]

Galatians 4:4-7: The Firstborn’s Birth Brings Your Birth From Above into Being

The first Christmas makes the second one possible.  By conceiving Jesus, the life-breathing Spirit reveals Himself to be the Spirit, sent by the Son, who permits us all to become […]

Christmas Eve Sermon: The Humble Poetry of Jesus’ Birth

So distant are we from creation’s dawn.  A time forlorn, forgotten by our fragile minds, when the Father spoke all into being, and formed a humanity in His image.   Too […]

Matthew 18:1-5: The Hidden Hero within our Lord’s Advent

This is a confessional address our pastor preached for our Confessional Service, which is a Service of Confession before receiving the Lord’s Supper.   The Son of God humbled Himself […]

John 1:1-14: The Word became Flesh

We heard many words in our Christmas Gospel, telling us of Jesus. He is the Word. He is God and Creator, even Life and the Light of all people, shining […]

Why December 25th is the Day for Christmas

This is our pastor’s article for the Stone County Gazette.  It should be published on December 26th.   Why is December 25th the day we celebrate Jesus’ birth?   If we […]