Christ and Culture

Advent Celebration: Second Sunday

4 Dec , 2016  

Second Sunday in Advent–The Shepherds Candle, purple So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.  When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. […]

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Glad Tidings

God’s Love Celebrated! Merry Christmas!

3 Dec , 2016  

GT—Volume 13 Issue 12 Christmas is Comin’, By Gum! Christmas in the Church calendar does not begin with Christmas Eve and end Christmas Day (too often with great relief!) It begins with a season called, “Advent”. This is a four-week celebration that anticipates the birth of the Christ Child. For believers, it is a time […]

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Christ and Culture

Advent Celebration: First Sunday

27 Nov , 2016  

First Sunday in Advent– The Angels Candle, purple Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all the people: for there is born to you this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord   And this is the sign unto you: Ye shall find a […]

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Christ and Culture

Advent Wreath

27 Nov , 2016  

Introduction to Advent This is the season when Christians look forward to the birth of Jesus the God/man. Born a baby in the natural way, this child grew up to be a powerful preacher and miracle worker. He was fully man and operated in the power of Almighty God. He was fully God and participated […]

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Glad Tidings

Thanksgiving for Blessings

27 Nov , 2016  

GT—Volume 13 Issue 11 Thanks For The Memories Our family bought 100 acres on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound. The home was a lodge. Our main room was 20’ x 40” all in knotty pine. It had a cathedral ceiling to 20’ with 12” square beams 10’ above the floor. The chandelier was a wagon […]

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Sermons,Teachings

Believe Not Every Spirit

20 Oct , 2016  

Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every […]

Glad Tidings

Hope in God

2 Oct , 2016  

GT—Volume 13 Issue 10 Hope for the Best Without hope life is featureless. With hope, life is in Technicolor. Hope is the expectation that there will be good things in the future. In Dante’s Inferno, emblazoned over the Gates of Hell is, “Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here”. The label indicates that there will […]

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Prayers

The Prayer of the Chalice

18 Sep , 2016  

Father to Thee I raise my whole being – a vessel emptied of self.  Accept, Lord, this my emptiness, and so fill me with Thyself – Thy Light, Thy Love, Thy Life – that these Thy Precious Gifts may radiate through me and over- flow the chalice of my heart into the hearts of all […]

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Sermons

Who Am I? Whose Am I?

16 Sep , 2016  

Sermon for Maltby Congregational Church May 28, 2000 And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men […]

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Prayers

Grateful for How God Made Us

3 Sep , 2016  

Join me in bowing before our God in gratitude that we can speak directly and personally to Him. He is our loving Father, so we can embrace Him boldly, but respectfully. God is Magnificent Holy LORD God, How magnificent You are. Your majesty is past our finding out. Your resplendent glory fills Your Kingdom. You […]

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