And A Little Child Shall Lead Them… Part 4 of our Truth About Christmas Sermon Series

Close your eyes and picture in your mind the moment of Christ’s birth. If you are like most people, you probably picture a stable with a wooden manger. In the manger atop a bale of hay is the baby Jesus. And surrounding Jesus are Mary, Joseph, a group of shepherds, and three wise men or three kings – Caspar, Balthazar, and Melchior with gifts of … Continue reading And A Little Child Shall Lead Them… Part 4 of our Truth About Christmas Sermon Series

The Sound of Music – Part 3 of our Truth of Christmas Advent Series

There is a war on Christmas! And it’s not being fought in the trenches of the outside world, but right here in the church! Can you guess what it is? Is it about the commercialization of Christmas? No. Is it about the pros and cons of gift-giving? No. The war, the secret war, being fought in the church is about singing Christmas carols before Christmas! … Continue reading The Sound of Music – Part 3 of our Truth of Christmas Advent Series

King Arthur and the Midi-Chlorians – Part 2 of our Truth of Christmas Series

How do you tell truth from fiction? How do you tell truth from fiction? Sometimes it’s easy, sometimes…it’s complicated. Truth can be fictionalized like we see in the movies and on television. “Based on a true story” simply means that some aspect of what you are about to see happened in some way. On the other hand, fiction can be peppered with truth. The Big … Continue reading King Arthur and the Midi-Chlorians – Part 2 of our Truth of Christmas Series

Festivus for the Rest of Us! – Part 1 of our Truth of Christmas Series

Festivus for the rest of us! That was the shout out from George Costanza’s father on a 1997 episode of Seinfeld. George’s dad, tired of the rampant commercialization of Christmas, decided to make his own holiday called Festivus. As he proclaimed, “A Festivus for the rest of us!” Instead of a Christmas tree, there was a Festivus aluminum pole unadorned completely because tinsel bothered George’s … Continue reading Festivus for the Rest of Us! – Part 1 of our Truth of Christmas Series