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Arrival: Who’s Coming? (John 1:1-5)

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Arrival

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Arrival In 2005, conservative author John Gibson released his book entitled, The War on Christmas. In it, Gibson described ways in which the public celebration of Christmas is being pushed out of mainstream culture. For example, in some communities or venues, public nativity scenes and Christmas […]

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The Real War on Christmas and Why Jesus is More Than the Reason for the Season

In 2005, conservative author  John Gibson released his book, The War on Christmas: How the Liberal Plot to Ban the Sacred Christian Holiday Is Worse Than You Thought. In it, Gibson described ways in which the celebration of Christmas is being pushed out of mainstream culture. In 2008, country artist Toby Keith crooned on a television […]

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Christmas Presence: Celebrate (Luke 1:46-56) December 23, 2012 – Sunday Morning Message

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Christmas Presence

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Christmas Presence One of the things many of us enjoy about this time of year is the music.  We love the songs of the season.  We enjoy singing them in church services like we will this morning.  We love listening to Christmas songs on the […]

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When God Comes to Town (Advent 2012)

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Advent

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series AdventIn this series we’ll reflect on the Advent Scriptures in the Revised Common Lectionary as a way of enabling us to celebrate the birth of Christ. 14 Sing aloud, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel!  Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem! 15 The Lord has taken away the […]

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