Everything listed under: Mid-Week Advent Services

  • Christmas Changes Everything!

    “The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.” (Matthew 2:20 - EHV)There are a few events in our lives that change who we are and what we think is important. How many of you can remember where you were or what you were doing when you heard that the Twin Towers in New York had been attacked? I can still remember standing in school watching it on TV, because it was happening just as the school day was beginni...  Read More...

  • The Significance of Bethlehem

    But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, from you, will go out the one who will be the ruler for me in Israel. His goings forth are from the beginning, from the days of eternity. (Micah 5:2 —EHV)One of our Favorite Christmas carols is “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” Another popular carol is, “Once in Royal David’s City.” Both hymns recount how the Christ-child was born in Bethlehem. But have you ever stopped to think, why...  Read More...

  • Every Word of Scripture is True

    The sum of your word is truth. All your righteous judgment is eternal. (Psalm 119:160 —EHV)As Christians we know and believe that all of God’s Word is true. The words of Scripture are God-breathed (2 Timothy 3:16) for he carried along the writers of the Bible to write what they did (2 Peter 1:21).   Read More...

  • “The Big Picture”

    “Today in the town of David, a Savior was been born to you.He is Christ the Lord.”(Luke 2:11)There is an interesting story about blind men who were asked to describe an elephant.Each man was positioned at a different place on the animal.It is not surprising to hear some of their conclusions.One man said an elephant was a long, thin animal that twisted and coiled.He was holding the trunk.Another man said the elephant was a massive animal that stood strong and straight.He was embracing...  Read More...

  • “Spread the Word”

    So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they told others the message they had been told about this child. (Luke 2:16-17 EHV)Did you ever wonder what the shepherds thought about everything that happened to them that night when Jesus was born? Here they were minding their own business as they did every night when suddenly an angel appeared to them and announced the birth of the Messiah to them, and then a whole host of ...  Read More...

  • “Keep Watch For Our Savior’s Return”

    “So be alert, because you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.”(Matthew 24:42)Back a few years ago, there was a cute commercial from Hallmark where a little girl was counting down the days to Christmas. She kept telling her family members how long until Christmas. First she said, “It is 22 days, 3 hours, 10 minutes and 10 seconds until Christmas.” Later she said, “It is 10 days, 12 hours, 45 minutes and 15 seconds until Christmas.” She does this numero...  Read More...

  • Slow Down – You’re Moving Too Fast!

    “Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10One of the pets we used to have was a gerbil. One of his favorite things to do was to get into his spinning wheel and run and run and run and run! I often times wondered if he realized that after all that work.   Read More...