God always watches over His word to fulfill it. Christmas Eve was no exception. The birth of Jesus fulfilled more than one ancient promise. When the angels sang it was the answer to an ancient prayer.Continue reading
Gabriel visits Mary with news about God’s plan for her and the salvation of all people. His greeting to Mary is usually translated as “Hail!” or “Greetings,” but the actual word in Luke 1:26 is “Rejoice!”Continue reading
Talk about fake news! Most of the things people have heard about the Magi and the Star are wrong or at least dubious. Who were the Magi? Why were they seeking Jesus? Why should you care? Have a listen!
In the ninth chapter of Isaiah five names are given to the Messiah. This Christmas Eve sermon invites you to consider what each reveals about the Christ child. At our service the sermon was bracketed by two selections from Handel’s Messiah. The links before and after the sermon will take you to recordings on YouTube. The recordings are not essential for understanding the sermon, but may add to your enjoyment.
Christmas Eve 2018
It’s more than 2000 years since Christ was born, but the Church still sings the song of the angels, “Glory to God in the highest and peace to his people on earth.” We sing it despite our troubles. We sing it because the angel’s message is still good news to troubled people and we sing it with an important difference, an addition that they could not rightfully sing.