Lectionary Notes + December 2016
Dec 4 Advent II Genesis 18:1-15 Hebrews 12:1-11 John 7:25-36
Sermon: “A New Contest” + Pastor on Hebrews 12:1-2
Michael Phelps has won a record amount of Olympic Gold medals over his athletic career. The Yankees are the winningest baseball team in history. Race car drivers, Jockeys, tennis players, track and field stars – all are cheered on as they compete. Some win, some lose. But there is one race that surpasses all the others – and one that no-one can afford to lose: the race to eternal life. Join us this week as Pastor Henry preaches on Hebrews 12:1-2 in the sermon, “A New Contest.”
Dec 11 Advent III Job 21:4-16 Hebrews 12:18-29 John 1:29-42
Sermon: “A New Kingdom” + Pastor on Hebrews 12:28
We are just two weeks away from once again celebrating Christmas – the birth of Jesus. We are so familiar with all that goes into making merry on this grand holiday that it might seem ordinary by now – once again dragging out the Nativity Set, washing up the dishes with holly and poinsettias emblazed on them. It’s just the same – the same songs, the same decoration, and the same gift of the Christ Child commemorated. Is that all? Is there something more? Yes! Find out this week as Pastor Henry preaches “A New Kingdom,” based on Hebrews 12:28.
Dec 18 Advent IV Ezekiel 47:1-12 Hebrews 13:1-25 John 1:19-28
Sermon: “A New Peace” + Pastor on Hebrews 13:20-21
War peace – conflict – peace – argument – peace – war – peace, and so on. The cycles of life that revolve around any sort of conflict and failed impositions of peace. But Christ promises us a new peace, a peace found in Him for all eternity. Join us this last Sunday before Christmas for Pastor Henry’s sermon, “A New Peace” based on Hebrews 13:20-21.
Dec 24 Christmas Eve Isaiah 9:2-7 Titus 2:11-14 John 1:1-18
Sermon: “A Christmas Card” + Pastor on John 1:1-18
Dec 25 Christmas Day Isaiah 52:7-10 Hebrews 1:1-6 John 1:1-14
Sermon: “When God Speaks, Creation Listens” + Pastor on Hebrews 1:1-6