Sermons on Advent

“Light of Grace – Glory: Shepherds”

Luke 2:8-20             {Prayer}             Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or on Christmas day? How about your stockings? Do you get to check those every day or just on Christmas morning? Is your tree artificial or real? Do you decorate the outside of your house as well as the inside?             These…

“The Word Dwelt Among Us”

John 1:14a {Prayer}             August 24, 2006.  That’s when it all happened.  That’s when things went south.  That’s when the bottom fell out and that’s when everything came completely undone.  August 24, 2006.             On March 24, 1930 things had begun with so much joy and excitement.  There were fireworks.  There was this great flourish…

“We Have Seen His Glory!”

John 1:14b {Prayer}             “We have seen his glory.”  Five simple words.  These five words will change our life.  These five words will change our life, forever.  “We have seen his glory.”             For fifty-one years, Bob Edens was blind.  Bob couldn’t see a darn thing.  His world was a black hole.  But Bob Edens…

“Chosen Children”

John 1:12b {Prayer}             Between 1854 and 1929, over 200,000 orphans in cities like New York, Boston, and Philly were placed on trains and shipped west across the United States.  These trains would periodically stop for viewings.  Yes, viewings.  Children would be lined up like cattle at an auction.  Potential parents would ask questions, evaluate…

“A Man Named John”

John 1:6-9, 15 {Prayer}             Nadin Khoury was 13 years old, 5 foot 2 and weighed, soaking wet, 100 pounds.  Nadin’s mom had lost her job as a hotel maid and needed work.  She moved her family from Minneapolis to Philadelphia.  In 2000, the family had escaped war-torn Liberia in West Africa.  Nadin Khoury, then,…

“You Have My Word”

John 1:1-5 {Prayer}             “You have my word!”  When you hear those four little words, it’s easy to become skeptical.  And why is that?  I think it’s because we live in a world of broken promises, a world filled with empty vows, a world where pledges are made only to be forgotten.  Assurances are given…