Sermons tagged with ‘Christmas’

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The First Sunday after Christmas Day 2015

The First Sunday after Christmas 2015
December 27, 2015

Topic: The Word has moved into our neighborhood

The prologue of John’s Gospel starts with the words “in the beginning was the Word” – Gen 1 starts, “In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep.” John does not spend time on the nativity of Jesus. He takes us back to Jesus’ existence before time, to his divine existence.

Christmas Eve 2014

Topic: Meaning from the Manger

John the Baptist prophesied that the one to come was the light of the world. In the beginning God brought light into darkness and void, and brought life to creation. The crowning step in the process was for God to speak, and for the power of God’s Word to bring forth Adam and Eve.

2014 Second Sunday after Christmas

Christmas

Topic: God incarnate in us!

Although Christmas Day is past, and the anxious crowds have left the stores; Christmas season continues in the church until sundown tonight. And so the Scripture readings for today continue to connect to the theme of Christmas, which is the theme of incarnation. This season is not only a celebration of the incarnation of the Son of God as Jesus 2,000 years ago. We also celebrate that the incarnation of God in Jesus continues today as Jesus’ incarnation in us.

2013 First Sunday after Christmas

Christmas

Topic: The Gift of God’s Word and Light

In this time following the Christmas Event, Scripture challenges us to move beyond the peaceful vision of the baby in a manger and shepherds in the field; Past the supernatural occurrences of angels and heavenly hosts singing with joy over the Birth; and Past the arrival of magi from far way lands to observe something spectacular that was happening.