We Are Free

We Are Free

Near our home in Michigan is a park my kids love to frequent. As you drive down the lane to the park, you are impressed with how well manicured it is. It is clean and well cared for... Read More »
Unto Us Is Born

Unto Us Is Born

While the secular world’s celebration of Christmas ends on December 25, the Christmas season of the church extends from December 25 to January 5 and usually includes at least one... Read More »
Christmas in the Letters (part 2)

Christmas in the Letters (part 2)

On Wednesday, we introduced the idea of preaching Christmas messages from the epistles, and we suggested two passages. Today we continue that thought with two other passages that can... Read More »
Christmas in the Letters

Christmas in the Letters

Luke 2 is a spectacular chapter to craft into a Christmas series. I know many people who have spent the entire month of December preaching on the incarnation of Christ by working... Read More »
Preaching Holiday Sermons with Freshness (Part 2)

Preaching Holiday Sermons with Freshness (Part 2)

In recent years, as I have had the privilege of teaching and mentoring pastors in a number of countries, one of the vehicles I have used to speak to a number of issues is the concept... Read More »
Flavor and Freshness

Flavor and Freshness

How do you preach familiar texts with flavor and freshness? One of the challenges associated with preaching during the holiday season, as Bill pointed out yesterday, is a result of... Read More »
Preaching Holiday Sermons with Freshness (Part 1)

Preaching Holiday Sermons with Freshness (Part 1)

Maintaining a measure of longevity in local church ministry is extremely valuable because of the stability and continuity it can give to the congregation, the overall health of the... Read More »
The Glory of Christmas (Part Three)

The Glory of Christmas (Part Three)

As we conclude our consideration of the glory of Christmas we move from the person of Christmas (Christ) and the power of Christmas (the Holy Spirit) to… The Praise of Christmas... Read More »
The Glory of Christmas (Part Two)

The Glory of Christmas (Part Two)

This week we are seeing the glory of Christmas and yesterday examined that glory in the light of the Christ Himself. Today we see God’s glory expressed in Christmas by the power... Read More »
The Glory of Christmas (Part One)

The Glory of Christmas (Part One)

This week we want to explore the theme of glory by seeing glory as the very centerpiece of the Christmas event. It has been said that glory is the weighty splendor of all that is... Read More »