Come As You Are

Isaiah 42:1-7 and Matthew 3:13-17 In life, water is the essential element. All plants and animals must have water to survive. Without it, there would be no life on earth. In the human body a mere 2% drop in our bodies water supply can trigger dehydration. We use it for everything from drinking to cooking

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They Brought Him What!?

Matthew 2:1-12 I have always enjoyed the story of the Magi. It is one of my favorite parts of the whole Christmas story. Every Christmas Pageant has 3 kingly characters bearing gifts –spray painted and glittery boxes that trail sparkles all down the church aisle. They come wearing crowns and long bathrobes. Each nativity set

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Christmas Day The Senses of Christmas: The Sense of Smell the Fragrance of Christmas

Merry Christmas! Today we finish the series that we have been exploring since the first Sunday in Advent of the senses of Christmas. We explored the sights, tastes, sounds, and touch of Christmas. Now on Christmas day we explore the sense of smell. So, what is the fragrance that comes to your mind when you

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The Touch of Christmas

Luke 1:39-45 What happens when there is no sense of touch, when the sense of pleasant or unpleasant touch is absent? There actually exists, a very rare genetic condition called hereditary sensory neuropathy that deprives the body of any sense of touch. Julie Malloy is a young woman who has experienced this condition all of

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The Sounds of Christmas

Isaiah 35:1-4 and Matthew 1:18-23 At Christmas time, there are many joyous sounds to remind us that it is a special time of year. During children’s time this morning we listened to the sound of jingle bells. We have also heard the beautiful sounds of handbells, and music from voices and instruments. At this time

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The Tastes of Christmas

Isaiah 11:1- 10 and Matthew 26:26-30 What tastes like Christmas to you? Is it candy canes; that delicious peppermint confection? Or is it fruitcake, filled with nuts and dried fruits? Is it rich, chocolaty fudge? For me, it’s Christmas cookies. And I eat WAY too many of them during the Christmas season. I don’t even

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Drinking From The Saucer

2 Corinthians 9:6-15 “I’ve never made a fortune, and I’ll never make one now but it really doesn’t matter ’cause I’m happy anyhow. As I go along my journey I’m reaping better than I’ve sowed I’m drinking from the saucer ’cause my cup has overflowed. I thank God for the blessings that His mercy has

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A Cup of Cold Water

MATTHEW 25:35-40 One of the things that I love about kids is that they are practical. I love the story of the school children that were lined up in the cafeteria of a Christian school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. A teacher placed a note in

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