Pastor Dave's e-Ponderings

December 2015

In Need of a Stable Influence

Dear Sisters and brothers in Christ, Well the season of Advent is finally complete.  We have waited and prepared during Advent for our celebrations this evening, when we gather to celebrate the birth of the Christ child.  Our first service this evening is at 7:00 p.m. and is a family friendly service.  Our second service is at 10:00 p.m. and will include a traditional candlelight service.  As we celebrate the birth of the Christ child we remember that Jesus was born in a...

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Waiting in Advent

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Imagine waiting 400 years for God to speak?  This is exactly what the people of Israel and Judea did between the time of the last prophets and the announcements of the births of John the Baptist and Jesus.  During those four hundred years, there would have been people who lived and died without a fresh revelation from God.  Yet, they waited as individuals and as a community.  They waited for God’s advent.  Advent is about...

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Facing the Darkness

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Advent is a time of waiting.  It’s waiting for the coming reign of God’s kingdom.  This is why scripture readings during advent often focus not only on Jesus’ first coming as a baby, but also the promise of God’s future kingdom.  We wait for God’s will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, where only 30% of the world’s Christians live, we wait during the season where the...

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