Smells Like Christmas

Sermon Text:  Luke 2:1-10 & 2 Corinthians 2:14-17

What an exciting time, Christmas Eve, we never tire of hearing that story, I’d like to thank Haidyn, Kendyl and Taylor for their reading this evening.  We are so glad you are here to worship with us this morning, we have 2 big services this evening and I know the temptation could be to have a lie in and come along later, so I am grateful.

I wonder if I was to ask you what Christmas smells like, what you would say. Any takers? I hope you are getting a smell of the pine and the apple cider, the smells of Christmas for many. We seem to like scented pine cones. I have to say though, we have a lot of pine trees around our house and the pine cones are falling right now. I picked up a bunch this week and they don’t smell like anything. The smell of Christmas for me includes coal...Read full sermon here (PDF)

 

On Christmas Day In The Morning

Sermon Text:  Isaiah 9:2-7 & Luke 2:1-14

I Saw Three Ships

I saw three ships come sailing in

On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day;

I saw three ships come sailing in

On Christmas Day in the morning.

            Hey … did you hear?  It’s Christmas Day in the Morning!

            What does that mean for us?  Well, it provides us the luxury of forgetting all of the hurt and pain and drama in our lives for a little while … and remembering a birth, a life, a death and a resurrection.  And oh, what a life it was and continues to be:

º   A Life that has demonstrated for me a new way ... a loving way ... a forgiving way.

º   A Life offered for me and for you … because of God’s great love for us.

º   A Life that brings joy in the midst of the hurt and crude of this life.

º   A Life that says to me “You are loved so much, that I want you to live with me forever.”

º   A Life that declares that no matter how dark my world, your world, this world gets ... there is a Light that shines ... a Light that burns with an immoveable Hope; a penetrating Peace; a contagious Joy; an undying, unconditional, unfathomable Love...Read full sermon here (PDF)