Sermons from December 2023
At Christmas we celebrate the coming of God into the world. Jesus was fully God with flesh on. He offered his presence and the world could feel the touch of God. That example helps us offer our presence to others.
The word ‘peace’ surrounds us this time of year. It was central to the angel’s announcement of Jesus’ birth. Yet it may feel very elusive in our lives. What were they proclaiming and does it matter?
There is a lot to worry about this Christmas. The original participants in the Christmas story had some fears as well. But God actually comes to us in our fears and calls us forward into faith.
Jeremiah repeatedly calls the people of God back to obedience. One day he uses an outsider people group and their family traditions as the challenge and inspiration. It is an example for us to consider as well. Don’t ignore God’s invitation to full obey him and live in his ways. From Jeremiah 35.