Christmas Eve

Isaiah 9:1-21 (Basic Bible Commentary)

By Ministry Matters
The Messianic King (9:1-7) Verse 1 of chapter 9 indicates that the prophet is moving from judgment to promise in his message to his audience. In the original Hebrew text, this… read more

Disastrous Christmas

By Don Underwood
Forty years ago I was the youth minister at a church in a county seat town. There was a strong tradition in this church of providing a live nativity scene every year, and it was… read more

Worship Connection: Christmas Eve 2013

By Nancy C. Townley
Christmas Eve Candlelighting Service Scripture Readings: Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20.   [Tonight’s Christmas Eve Service is based on the song… read more

When God Shows Up

By Gary G. Kindley
Luke 2:1-20 A Sunday school teacher asked her class why Joseph and Mary took Jesus with them to Jerusalem. A small child replied, “They couldn’t get a… read more

Longing for Peace

By Brett Younger
Isaiah 9:2-7 We tend to romanticize Christmas, but we don’t do it on purpose. We are reasonable, logical, and hardheaded, but the magic of the season gets to us in spite of … read more

Advent Series: Hope Is on the Way

By Jarrod Johnston
This seven-week series for the beginning of Advent through Epiphany Sunday is based on the Gospel readings from Year A of the Revised Common Lectionary, and emphasizes themes … read more
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