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Sermons on Christmas

The Christmas Feast

Rev. Doug Floyd Christmas DayRev. Doug Floyd God rest you merry! Gentlemen (and Gentlewomen). We’ve been invited to a feast. Twelve days of rejoicing alongside Mary and Joseph, of beholding with the shepherds, of singing with the Holy Innocents and all the saints, of kneeling with the wise men before the babe who holds the world in His hands. One moment we…

Christmas Eve 2023

Rev. Dr. Les Martin Christmas Eve 2023Rev. Dr. Les Martin In the name of the living God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen. A little town of Bethlehem how still we see the lie. When I think of it, Bethlehem is kind of hazy. Looking through the windows of probably faux snow painted on, and the palm trees because…

Christmas Day

Rev. Doug Floyd Christmas Sermon 2022Rev. Doug FloydJohn 1:1-18 We gather today to celebrate the wondrous birth of Jesus. With all our Christmas music, Christmas parties, and Christmas movies, it might be easy to overlook the true Christmas miracle: the birth of Jesus. In his birth, we behold the true and final King of Israel. At the same time, we behold the…

Christmas Eve

Rev. Doug Floyd Christmas Eve 2022Rev. Doug FloydLuke 2:1-38 Caesar Augustus decrees that all the world should be registered.  “All the world” As “all the world travels” to their own towns, Joseph and Mary arrive in Bethlehem, and she gives birth to a son and wraps him in swaddling cloths and lays him in a manger. This little baby in a tiny…

Pilgrims at the Manger

Adoration of the Magi, Domenico Ghirlandaio (1488) Christmas 2Rev. Doug FloydPsalm 84, Jeremiah 31:7-14, Ephesians 1:3-14, Matthew 2:1-12 There’s a tradition regarding Nativities that I remember from my childhood. The Wise Men figures would move around during the month of December, getting closer to the manger in the Nativity on Epiphany. Did anybody else grow…