Category: Sermon Outline

Sermon Dec. 30, 2012

Christmas was Tuesday but many families are celebrating Christmas this weekend.  Our family will celebrate Christmas this afternoon.  So it’s good to see that the Christmas decorations are still up here in the sanctuary.  Don’t they look beautiful, with all the lights?  Christmas is a time of joy: we sing “Joy to the World the …

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Sermon Questions Dec. 30, 2012

Sermon Questions for December 30, 2012 Matthew 2: 16-18; 13-15; Jeremiah 31:15-17   1.      What is the “dark side of Christmas”?       2.      What’s the background for “Rachel weeping”?       3.      Who are the Rachel that weep today?       4.       Who can comfort Rachel in her grief?       5.      How is Communion a …

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Sermon Dec. 23, 2012

Today is the fourth and final Sunday of Advent.  So to celebrate the final Sunday of Advent I brought something everyone loves.  I brought money.  Here are three trays full of gold coins.  What kind of gold coins?  Well, I thought about being generous and bringing real gold coins. We do have a US gold …

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Sermon Dec. 9, 2012

The theme for our Christmas season this year is generosity.  So here’s the question: “What is generosity?”   Let me show you.   How many of you like chocolate?  I brought some chocolate to share with you.  Am I being generous if I give you a Hershey’s miniature chocolate chip?  What if I gave you a regular …

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Scripture Readings for Dec. 10-14, 2012

Scripture Readings for December 10-14 Monday, December 10, 2012 Luke 2:1-12 What were the shepherds doing? vs. 8 Who appeared to them?  vs.9 Why were the shepherds afraid? vs. 9 (Hint:  Are angels beautiful girls or powerful warriors?) What did the angel tell them?  vs. 9-12 What was the sign?  vs. 12   Tuesday, December …

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Sermon Questions for Dec. 9, 2012

Sermon Questions for December 9, 2012 Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-40; Romans 12:1 1.  What is generosity?  (Romans 12:1)   2.  When did Joseph learn that the child was “of the Holy Spirit”?   3.  How was “divorce her quietly” generosity?  (vs. 19)   4.  How was Joseph generous with his life?   5.  How was …

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Scripture Reading Dec. 3-7, 2012

Scripture Readings for December 3-7 Mary and Joseph: Generosity with our Lives Monday, December 3, 2012 Isaiah 7:14 We understand this prophecy about a virgin. Did Mary understand it? Did Joseph understand it? Did the people understand about a virgin? Tuesday, December 4, 2012 Luke 1:26-38 Why was Mary “greatly troubled”? (vs 29) How did …

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