Category Archives: Jesus our Lord

An Advent Message: Mary’s Song

The following post is the first in a series of Scriptural messages called “The Songs of Christmas: Advent Meditations on the Incarnation.” Each week a new Advent message will be prayerfully presented. I pray that families may use these for … Continue reading

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Save the Date

One blushes at the term “inauguration,” especially in the political season we find ourselves in right now! But that is the term. And we are humbled to share this and ask for Christ’s glory and others’ good as this date approaches. … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Order and Bulletin Sample

Christmas Eve worship is one of the most beautiful and inspiring times in the life of a congregation and in the ministry of a pastor. The service may be seen by the pastor as challenging because everyone knows that you … Continue reading

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How I Want our Beginning to be Remembered

On December 9, 2007, I gave my farewell sermon to First Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga, in order to go on a sabbatical and then prepare to assume duties as the President of Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina. I entitled the … Continue reading

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Longing to Believe: An Advent Sermon (Genesis 15.1-6; Luke 1.46-55)

Existentialist Jean-Paul Satre may have been speaking for many in today’s world, when he wrote about the human being possessing a desire to be satisfied and fulfilled, but nothing in this world being able to fill the bill. So we … Continue reading

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“Why Do You Give the Baby Gold?” A Christmas Poem

The following poem is a beautiful expression of the heart concerning the Incarnation. Perhaps it could be used for your Christmas Eve bulletins. The poem was found on the bulletin of King’s College, Cambridge, for their Lessons and Carols service, … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Christmas: An Unexpected Family (Matthew 1.1-16)

This message was part of a series I called “An Unexpected Christmas.” I offer it here as fodder for faithful pastors who are preparing to feed the flock of Jesus as we move into the Second Sunday in Advent. I pray … Continue reading

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