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Merry Christmas 2017

Silhouette of the nativity scene
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Sometimes we do not feel like being here. By "here", I mean in this world; on earth. Sometimes we are distressed about big, insurmountable things, like war and famine. Other times, we are personally wronged. These things can make us want to flee; whether to a desolated island, another planet, or even depart this realm completely for heaven. [node:read-more:link]

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Merry Christmas 2016

Evan Coons
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Merry Christmas! This year I am unashamedly sharing a special message by Evan Coons, who was involved with For the Life of the World: Letters to the Exiles. Like other messages from FLOW, it is not only encouraging, but a call to action as well. In this video, we look at the examples of the Christ child and what we can learn from Him, namely:

  • Vulnerability
  • Humility
  • Presence

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Sermon: "The Nativity According to the Gospel of John"

St. John's, Bothasig
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Last night I preached my second sermon at St. John's church in Bothasig. My topic was "The Nativity According to the Gospel of John". This is a message idea which I have had for a long time and I was happy to finally deliver it. [node:read-more:link]

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Merry Christmas 2012

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Mary, exhausted by the birth and the day's travel, handed the equally tired newborn back to Joseph so that she could rest. He took Him and laid Him down in a manger which he had padded with straw—on Mary's insistence. And as everyone else left, the excitement died down and the night fell silent. [node:read-more:link]

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Merry Christmas 2011

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Merry Christmas to my readers, and all the rest of the world! Tomorrow we shall look back as the Light broke into the world to dispel the darkness. When He came into the world, the world did not know Him, and still does not. But He knows the world, for the world was made through Him.

We shall remember how the Word became flesh, so that the wisdom of the world could be made foolish, and the foolish things of the world could put to shame those who are wise.

We remember that on a starry night was born, in the city of David, a Saviour, the promised Messiah. He came to show why we are not righteous before God, and then He suffered, bled, died, and rose again so that we are able to stand in a right relationship with our Creator, Father God.

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty! To Him be all power, majesty, and glory! [node:read-more:link]

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