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Sermons on Advent

Bedlam to Bethlehem: The Unlikely Nativity

Scripture: Luke 2: 8-12 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN December 13, 2015 My friend, Marcus, tells a wonderful story about his two year old daughter.  She was having a temper tantrum and so his wife, the daughter’s mother, put the baby on time out in the playpen.  The 2 year old was crying and crying.…

Bedlam to Bethlehem: The Manger

Scripture: Luke 2:7 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN December 6, 2015 One of my favorite Christmas stories has been told and retold by so many preachers that it has taken on a life of its own.   It’s the story of a nine-year-old boy named Wally.  Wally was larger and slower than the other kids.  All…

Bedlam to Bethlehem: Darkness

Scripture: Isaiah 45:3 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN November 29, 2015 This morning we begin a new sermon series entitled, “Bedlam to Bethlehem”.  Let’s admit it.  Christmas for many people is bedlam.  Bedlam means uproar, busyness, wild confusion.  Did anyone go shopping for deals on Black Friday?  Absolute bedlam! The Christmas season, beginning the day…