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“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”

  Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-23; Revelation 21:1-4 December 2, 2018 • Download this sermon (PDF) Dear Congregation of Christ: Today, the first Sunday of Advent 2018, we will begin a series of studies on the Scriptural basis for four of the most beautiful Christmas songs churches sing. Most Christmas songs that are popularly sung in […]

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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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“We Have Come to Worship Him”

  Numbers 24:15-19; Matthew 2:1-12 January 7, 2018 • Download this sermon (PDF) Last Sunday, our New Testament reading was also from Matthew 2 the first seven verses. We looked at the wickedness of King Herod, who was a prime example of the wicked man in Psalm 10. He was arrogant and godless, full of […]

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“Break the Arm of the Wicked!”

Psalm 10:1-18; Matthew 2:16-23 December 31, 2017 • Download this sermon (PDF) Beloved Congregation of Christ: Now that Christmas festivities are over, are you experiencing post-Christmas blues? One day, you’re exchanging presents and enjoying cheesecake with your kids and grandkids, the next day, you’re all alone in the house. This feeling is not merely something […]

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“Joy to the World!”

  Psalm 98:1-9; Luke 2:8-14 December 24, 2017 • Download this sermon (PDF) Beloved Congregation of Christ: “Merry Christmas!” “Happy Holidays!” “Are you ready for Christmas?” These are a few greetings that we usually hear every Christmas season. Today is one of the most important days of the year for Americans. All of us long […]

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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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“Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming”

  Isaiah 11:1; Song of Solomon 2:1 December 10, 2017 (KSYC) Download this article (PDF) This hymn was originally published in Germany in the 1590s by an unknown Roman Catholic hymnwriter. The focus of the hymn was Mary, whom the hymnwriter praises as the “rose of Sharon” in Song of Solomon 2:1, “I am a […]

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