Sermons from December 2012

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Christmas and the Question of Our Family Tree: Why Can’t We Choose?

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“While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him. Someone told him, ‘Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.’ He replied to him, ‘Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?’ Pointing to his disciples he said, ‘Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.'”

The Shortest Christmas Story: When Did God Begin to Engage His Existence In Ours?

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BEFORE CREATION – Revelation 13:8
“The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast,…”

“When I lay these questions before God I get no answer. But rather a special sort of ‘No answer.’ It is not the locked door. It is more like a silent, certainly not uncompassionate, gaze. As though He shook His head not in refusal but waiving the question. Like, ‘Peace, child; you don’t understand.’” C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed