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Outline to December 25 2016 Talk

It is time for me to begin to put together an outline for my talk in the next 10 days.  Of course, this will be subject to change, but here are some of my ideas about what I want to say: Reading of the story of the birth of Jesus – Luke 2:1-20 God has […]

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History Leading Up to Christmas

Many years before God began His judgement of His people, Moses warned the Israelites that they must follow God or He will judge them.  He told the people: You who were as numerous as the stars in the sky will be left but few in number, because you did not obey the Lord your God. […]

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The Names John and Jesus

What’s in a name? Shakespeare, speaking through Juliet in the play Romeo and Juliet, suggests that there is nothing in a name.  And maybe, if you are speaking of a rose as Juliet was, you could call that flower by many other names and it would still smell as sweet as if you were calling […]

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Elizabeth and Mary

This year, our Italian church asked me to speak at their Christmas service.  I find it a little interesting given that I have never considered myself to be much of a preacher.  In fact, I have only delivered two sermons in my life, certainly preferring a smaller group teaching situation.  But in any case, I’m […]