Sermons on Christmas

Sermons on Christmas

The Redemption of Scrooge: The Hope of Christmas Future

Sunday December 22, 2019. The Redemption of Scrooge: The Hope of Christmas Future. 18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,because he has anointed meto proclaim good news to the poor.He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captivesand recovering of sight to the blind,to set at liberty those who are oppressed, 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” (ESV)

The Redemption of Scrooge: The Life of Christmas Present

Sunday December 15, 2019. The Redemption of Scrooge: The Life of Christmas Present – Look Upon Me. 2:1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” 3 When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem…

A Christmas Musical Celebration

A Christmas Musical Celebration, Sunday December 8. The Genesis Chancel Choir, Instrumental Ensemble and Friends presented a Christmas Musical Celebration, arranged and directed by our very talented Music Director, Marla Ham. The musical presentation is not available for download.

The Redemption of Scrooge: Bah! Humbug! Making Change

Sunday December 1, 2019. The Redemption of Scrooge: Bah! Humbug! Making Change. 6 For to us a child is born,to us a son is given;and the government shall be upon his shoulder,and his name shall be calledWonderful Counselor, Mighty God,Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and of peacethere will be no end,on the throne of David and over his kingdom,to establish it and to uphold itwith justice and with righteousnessfrom this time forth and forevermore.The zeal…

“The Magi’s Story”

Pastor Craig Ham shares this Christmas Eve message relating the Magi’s and their discovery of the Christ child, with our own needed discovery of Christ in our lives. Scripture:   2:1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship…

“Simeon’s Story”

Pastor Craig Ham shares the story of Jesus’ presentation at the temple and Simeon’s prophecy at hearing and seeing Him as the Christmas challenge for us all to answer the question, “what are you going to do with Christ?” Scripture:    25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him by…

“The Shepherd’s Story”

Pastor Craig Ham shares the Christmas story through the lens of the shepherd’s and how they carried the gospel story to everyone, and we are challenged to do the same. Scripture:  8 And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. 10 And the angel said to them,…

“Do You Hear What I Hear?”

Pastor Craig Ham uses the story of Mary and Elizabeth’s reunion in the Gospel of Luke and the response of Elizabeth’s baby leaping in her womb at the sound of Mary’s voice as an illustration of how we are to listen for the word of God and respond as we hear Him. Scripture:  39 In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town in Judah, 40 and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted…

“The Promised One Is Coming!”

Pastor Craig Ham shares the story of John the Baptist’s answer to the question from people witnessing his ministry “what should we do to prepare for the Messiah’s coming?”  His answers are the challenge of our lives – how should we prepare for His coming? Scripture:  7 He said therefore to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8 Bear fruits in keeping with repentance.…

“Slowing Down For Reflection”

Pastor Craig Ham begins this first Sunday of Advent with a message based on the admonitions from Luke’s gospel about preparing ourselves for the return of Christ.  Now is the time to slow down and prepare ourselves. Scripture:  25 “And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves, 26 people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on…

“A Gift Of A Song”

Pastor Craig Ham focuses us on the “songwriter”, Mary, as she composes from the heart her response to the angel’s pronouncement of her role in Christ’s birth and how we should adopt this humility to God’s call on our lives. Scripture: 46 And Mary said,“My soul magnifies the Lord, 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed; 49 for he who…

“What Would John Say To You?”

Pastor Craig Ham uses the story of John the Baptist’s beginning ministry in to imagine what he would speak into our lives today. Scripture: 1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 2 As it is written in Isaiah the prophet,“Behold, I send my messenger before your face,who will prepare your way, 3 the voice of one crying in the wilderness:‘Prepare the way of the Lord,make his paths straight,’” 4 John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a…

“Christmas Isn’t Perfect”

Pastor Craig Ham shares the message of Mary and Joseph and how, much like in our life, that first Christmas was far from perfect. But God promises His perfect presence and peace! Scripture: 13 Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you, for Herod is about to search for the child, to…