On the sixth day of Christmas, Pastor Kim preaches on John 1:1-18, the beauty of creation, and how we can be the light. Images used during the sermon are shown below.
Lloyd Dugger sings a version of “O Holy Night” for the offertory at the North Ferrisburgh United Methodist Church’s Dec 30th Sunday worship service.
2018 is the 200th year anniversary of the carol “Silent Night, Holy Night”. The song captures our hope for peace and light for the world. This sermon celebrates the carol’s message on Christmas, and highlights its call for our lives.
Amy Grant’s “Breath of Heaven” sung by Genevieve Potter and Lindsay Hausler with Suiong Wong accompanying on piano during the North Ferrisburgh United Methodist Church Christmas Eve service on Dec 24th, 2018.
“I’m bursting with God-news;
I’m dancing the song of my Savior God.
God took one good look at me, and look what happened—
I’m the most fortunate woman on earth!
What God has done for me will never be forgotten,
the God whose very name is holy, set apart from all others.
His mercy flows in wave after wave
on those who are in awebefore him.” Luke1:46-50 The Message
#1 But look at their hope. It is hope in God.
#2 Their hope is in a God who meets them where they are.
“He bared his arm and showed his strength,
scattered the bluffing braggarts.
He knocked tyrants off their high horses,
pulled victims out of the mud.
The starving poor sat down to a banquet;
the callous rich were left out in the cold.” Luke 1:51-53 The Message
#3 If Christ – not Caesar – is King, then there truly is hope for everyone.
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5 Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. 6 Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:4-7 New Revised Standard Version
Based on Luke 3: 1–6
“Calm and Bright “ 2018 is the 200th year anniversary of the carol “Silent Night, Holy Night”. The song captures our hope for peace and light for the world. The Advent worship series will celebrate the carol’s message over the entire season of Advent, and highlight its call for our lives. A message that can guide us all year long.
This sermon is based on selections from Isaiah 2 and 9. The following graphics were shown during the sermon.
Topographical map of Israel
Large scale model of 1st Century Jerusalem
Time’s Up! How Jesus’ Use of Time Guides Us sermon notes
Luke 5:15-16 New Living Translation (NLT)
15 But despite Jesus’ instructions, the report of his power spread even faster, and vast crowds came to hear him preach and to be healed of their diseases. 16 But Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer.
Luke 6:12-13 New Living Translation (NLT) Jesus Chooses the Twelve Apostles
12 One day soon afterward Jesus went up on a mountain to pray, and he prayed to God all night. 13 At daybreak he called together all of his disciples and chose twelve of them to be apostles.
Luke 22:39 New Living Translation (NLT) Jesus Prays on the Mount of Olives
39 Then, accompanied by the disciples, Jesus left the upstairs room and went as usual to the Mount of Olives.
How can I live my life in a rhythm of peace as Jesus did?
- Pause in my busy day of life as Jesus did.
- Asked direction in all things big and small as Jesus did.
- Seeking God’s will as Jesus did.