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Christmas 2.0

Scripture: Luke 2

Topic: Occasions > Christmas

Series: A Season of Hope

Christmas 2.0 Luke 2:1-7 Dr. Jim Denison A couple of Christmases ago I wrapped Janet’s presents in birthday paper and never noticed (though she did). On Monday I received an email essay forwarded by a compassionate friend. It reads: This is the time of year when we think back to the very first Christmas, when […]

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Hope Is Born This Day

Scripture: Luke 2

Topic: Occasions > Christmas

Series: Advent Hope, Peace, Love And Joy

Hope Is Born This Day Luke 2:1-7 Dr. Jim Denison This week I’ve been saving a few headlines from various newspapers. Here are some I’ve collected: “Debt woes nearing record: filings for bankruptcy protection on the rise” (USA Today 11-26-02 B1). “‘Draconian’ budget cuts loom, governors group says” (USA Today 11-26-02 A1). “Female HIV cases […]

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Joy Is Born This Day

Scripture: Luke 2

Topic: Occasions > Christmas

Series: Advent Hope, Peace, Love And Joy

Joy Is Born This Day Luke 2:15-20 Dr. Jim Denison This is the Advent week of joy. “Joy” is most simply defined as “contentment which transcends circumstances.” “Happiness” is based on “happenings;” joy transcends them. Would you like real joy today? Where will you go to find it? Many of us will try possessions, especially […]

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Love Is Born This Day

Scripture: Luke 2

Topic: Occasions > Christmas

Series: Advent Hope, Peace, Love And Joy

Love Is Born This Day Luke 2:8-14 Dr. Jim Denison This is the Advent week of love. No subject is a greater mystery to us. Children try to help. When asked why love happens between two people, Mae, age 9, replied, “No one is sure why it happens, but I heard it has something to […]

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Peace Is Born This Day

Scripture: Luke 2

Topic: Occasions > Christmas

Series: Advent Hope, Peace, Love And Joy

Peace Is Born This Day Luke 2:1-7 Dr. Jim Denison This is the Advent week of peace. Does the topic appeal to anyone this morning? “Al Qaeda: Alive and Killing” (Newsweek, 11-25-02). “Ready to move in: U.S. forces could be primed to start fighting Iraq again in short order” (Time, 12-2-02). “Ammunition plant fired up” […]

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Soulhacking

Scripture: Luke 2

Topic: Occasions > Christmas

Series: Messenger of Christmas

Soulhacking Luke 2:8-20 James C. Denison I learned a new term this week: “Lifehacking.” This is the word being used in the computer world to describe programs which are supposed to make our lives easier. Software to organize our to-do lists, programs to prioritize our priorities, reminders set for all hours of the day and […]

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The Concentric Circles of Christmas

Scripture: Luke 2

Topic: Occasions > Christmas

Series: None

Topic Scripture: Luke 2:15-20 Last week, Janet and I were setting out our Christmas decorations. Many of them. Boxes and boxes of them, in fact. As we were doing so, she wondered what the Chinese workers who make our Christmas decorations think of the way we celebrate the Christmas holiday. It’s a great question. I […]

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The Untold Story of Christmas

Scripture: Luke 2

Topic: Occasions > Christmas

Series: Christmas

The Untold Story of Christmas Luke 2.8-14 Dr. Jim Denison Over the years that I have been a preacher, I have presented many messages as monologues. I have been Joseph, Mary’s husband; a shepherd at Christmas; I’ve been the thief on the cross; Samuel of the Old Testament; the innkeeper in Bethlehem; even a Wise […]

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