The Christmas story is not complete without the visit of the three Kings or the Magi. This part of the story is only recorded in Matthew 2:1-12. At the end of the story Matthew tells us that after visiting the holy family in Bethlehem and having been warned in a dream, the Magi returned home by […]
Pondering Christmas, Luke 2:15-20 After the shepherds leave telling all that they’ve seen and heard in Bethlehem, Mary takes a moment to treasure and ponder all that has happened. On this Sunday after Christmas, let’s sing our favorite carols, and share what we’ve seen and heard this Christmas. Did you find what you were looking […]
Looking for Love, Matthew 1:18-25 Joseph is center stage on this 4th Sunday of Advent. While we might prefer focusing on Mary what is it that Joseph might have to teach us? He could have quietly dismissed Mary and had planned to do so except for a dream that changed his mind. Joseph may not […]
The Mysterious Christmas Card, Children’s Christmas Play Our children will bring the message today as they tell the story of a family who receives a mysterious Christmas card. The card leads the family on a scavenger hunt to find the true meaning of Christmas.
Looking for Peace, Isaiah 11:1-10 On this second Sunday of Advent Isaiah paints another beautiful picture, this time of God’s peaceable Kingdom. Wolves live with lambs, lions eat straw, asps don’t strike, and there in the midst of it all is a little child who will lead them. In these days of chaos, political […]