Fullness of Joy

One of the most popular Christmas songs is “Joy to the World.” In 1 John 1, we read that sharing about the truth of Jesus, and our experience with him, is a way to make our joy “complete.” This sermon focuses on the joy that can be seen when we look deeply into the themes […]

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Love Really Matters

We live in a world that seems, especially during the holiday season, highly interested in the concept of love. However, our world is also increasingly resistant to the idea of God. This sermon explores the connection between the love of God and the baby in the manger. If Jesus really is “from the beginning” and […]

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Fellowship with God is Possible

One of the purposes for 1 John, stated in the opening verses, is fellowship. The words of this book, and especially the ones describing Jesus, are intended to bring Christians into fellowship with one another as well as into fellowship with God. We often see God as a deity who wants to be believed in […]

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Grace Gives New Life

One of the messages of the manger is that grace is available to us and that it can bring us new life. In Scripture, we are told (multiple times) that Jesus not only has life and gives life, but that He is life. His arrival in a manger brings that gift of life to us. […]

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