Christmas Season Sermons (2009-2010)
Date: January 3, 2010Liturgical Day: The Second Sunday of Christmas Sermon Title: A New Year's Resolution
Summary: The begining of a New Year is a traditional time for making new beginnings. This year, for a "New Year's Resolution," how about renewing our commitment to offer a radical welcome into God's love for all who come our way (whether on a Sunday at church, or duing our daily lives), and our commitment to follow God's command that sends us into God's world to be a reflection of Christ's love?
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Date: December 25, 2009 Liturgical Day: The Nativity of Our Lord (Christmas Day) Sermon Title: Jesus Christ is the Light of the World
Summary: The image of light has long been used by the church to remind us that Jesus Christ is the light of the world -- the one who gives us comfort and direction in all of our darkness, the one who illumes our path through, the one who enlightens our worship this Christmas morning. May each of us be enlightened by Christ in a way that gives us peace and hope and joy.
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Date: December 24, 2009 Liturgical Day: The Nativity of Our Lord (Christmas Eve) Sermon Title: Welcome Home
Summary: Mary and Joseph may not have found much of a welcome in Bethlehem that first Christmas, but they welcomed Christ into their hearts and home, and they welcomed the shepherds into the company of strangers who surrounded the Christ child at his birth. So too, we are welcomed into the promise of the Messiah, into God's grace, into the life-changing message that God loves us. No matter where we've been, or how far we've wandered, we are always welcomed home with God.
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