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Tag Archives: Advent

The Beautiful Songs of Christmas

  Each Sunday from December 3, 2017 — January 7, 2018, I gave 15-minute meditations on six of the most Biblical — and beautiful — songs of Advent and Christmas. These were aired on KSYC 103.9FM in Siskiyou County, California at 7:45-8:00am on those Sundays. Here are the links to these broadcasts, together with the […]

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“Joy to the World!”

Psalm 98; Luke 2:14 December 31, 2017 (KSYC) • Download this article (PDF) Today is the first Sunday after Christmas. Most people consider the week between Christmas and New Year still as part of the Christmas. So I will continue on our study of the great hymns of Christmas, and how they reference the Bible. […]

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“Of the Father’s Love Begotten”

December 24, 2017 (KSYC) • Download this article (PDF) John 3:16; Revelation 5:13 Today is the fourth Sunday of the Advent season and it also happens to be Christmas Eve. This month, I have been expounding on the great songs of Christmas, and how they reference the Bible. The three hymns I’ve explained so far […]

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“What Child is This?”

  Isaiah 11:1; Song of Solomon 2:1 December 17, 2017 (KSYC) • Download this article (PDF) Today is the third Sunday of the Advent season. This season, the month of December, I’m preaching on the beautiful songs of Christmas, and how they refer to the Bible. In the last two Sundays, I spoke about the […]

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“Blessed is He Whose Hope is in the LORD”

Psalm 146:1-10; Luke 1:46-55 December 10, 2017 • Download this sermon (PDF) Beloved Congregation of Christ: Daily, we are faced with many choices, and one of the most important choices is whom to trust: other people (including ourselves), or God. Most of the time, even Christians choose the first, whether consciously or unconsciously. It’s our […]

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Christmas in the Psalms

Join us this Advent and Christmas season as we praise Jesus who was born to save us from our sins! December 3 Psalm 74:1-23; Luke 1:67-80 “Remember Your Congregation” December 10 Psalm 146; Luke 1:46-55  “Blessed is He Whose Hope is in the Lord” December 17 Psalm 85; Matthew 1:18-23  “Restore Us Again, O God […]

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“That Where I Am You May Be Also”

  Isaiah 33:13-16; John 14:1-7, 15-18 (text) December 13, 2015 • Download this sermon (PDF) Congregation of Christ: In 1949, Ira Stanphill composed a song entitled “Mansion Over the Hilltop” that was made popular by Elvis Presley. This song is based upon the misleading translation and mistaken interpretation of Jesus’ promise in John 14:2, “In […]

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“I AM the Light of the World”

  Isaiah 9:1-7; John 1:1-9; 8:12 (text) December 6, 2015 • Download this sermon (PDF) Congregation of Christ: Why is Christmas traditionally a season of lights? Many want to outdo one another in lighting up their homes, malls and other buildings with multi-colored lights and decorations. We’re all amazed at the creativity of those who surround […]

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True Food and True Drink from Heaven

  Numbers 11:4-13; John 1:14; 6:51-59 (text) November 29, 2015 • Download this sermon (PDF) Congregation of Christ: Today, we start the season of Advent this year 2015. Advent is a time of remembering and giving thanks to God for his most precious gift: Jesus his only-begotten who was born a true human baby to […]

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Liturgy for December 21, 2014

  Welcome and Announcements Coming into God’s Presence * Song of Praise and Adoration: “O Come, All Ye Faithful” #193:1-3 (Brown Hymnal) * Call to Worship: Psalm 148 * Opening Prayer * Invocation: Psalm 124:8 Our help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. * God’s Greeting: Galatians 1:3-5 Grace to you and peace from God our […]

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