December 29, 2019

"God, the Refugee"

scripture: Matthew 2:13-23; Hebrews 2:10-18

With "Joy to the World" still ringing through the air, the first Sunday after Christmas brings an unexpected story: Mary & Joseph are forced to flee with their newborn, Jesus, to escape the wrath of Herod, who wants Jesus killed. This sermon explores the profound meaning of the incarnation in this story, and for us and our world 2,000 years later.

December 24, 2019

"God is in the Manger"

scripture: Isaiah 9:2, 6-7; Micah 5:2-5a; Luke 2:1-20

A reflection on the easily missed life-altering and world-shifting meaning at the heart of our Christmas stories--and what it says about God, us, and our world--then and now.

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