What Christmas Is All About

"Redemption of Scrooge" Series

December 25th, 2016

Pastor Paul is preaching.
John 1:1-14

Several of the Gospel writers include picturesque accounts of the nativity story: Joseph, Mary, shepherds and the like. 

John is not one of these.  Instead of recounting the birth of Christ, John chooses to spout metaphors about light and darkness, the Word and the world.  At first glance, it all seems to have little to say to inform our Christmas festivities.  But perhaps there’s more value in John’s account than we give it credit for.  For those willing to investigate, it may even contain the best yet depiction of what Christmas is really all about.

He Didn't Have To

"Redemption of Scrooge" Series

December 24th, 2016 - Christmas Eve

Reverend Dan is preaching.
Luke 2:1-20


As we have just wrapped up the sermon series, “The Redemption of Scrooge” throughout the season of Advent I am reminded that God didn’t have to.  

In Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” Jacob Marley did not have to come back and visit Scrooge.  The Ghost of Christmas, Past, Present, and Future did not have to come and visit Scrooge showing him the way to a life-change and transformation.  They all chose to come to Ebenezer Scrooge.  WHY?  He was worth it, AND SO ARE YOU!

The Hope of Christmas Future

"Redemption of Scrooge" Series

December 18th, 2016

Reverend Dan is preaching.
Revelation 21:1-5

Why are there times that we are super excited about the future and other times that we fear it?  

It’s because it’s uncertain and many times we have no control over it.  Jesus Christ is coming that we might know a sure and certain future.  It is a future in which all things will be made new--even us.  That is a frightening thought, to be made new.  However, when we put our fear, hope, faith and trust in the Christ-child, we realize that all things are being made new RIGHT NOW!

Bah! Humbug!

"Redemption of Scrooge" Series

November 27th, 2016

Reverend Dan is preaching.
Luke 16:19-31

In the famous story of Ebenezer Scrooge we are reminded of the visit of one Mr. Jacob Marley. 

Marley was Scrooge’s boss and he taught Scrooge all he knows about greed, self-absorption, and just plain grumpiness.  However, after Marley’s death, we see Marley come back to Scrooge to try and get him to change his ways or he will suffer the same horrible consequences of one’s life lived only for SELF.  The text from Luke today will touch on the same theme as we meet the rich man and Lazarus.  Will there be a chance to change our life before it is too late and will our changed lives reflect that?