Category Archives: Christmas

Baby Jesus is missing!

My sermon for Christmas Day – with thanks to Revd Dr Janet H. Hunt (Dancing with the Word) for suggesting the theme and for several quotations. Now that our children are grown up, we don’t try quite so hard with … Continue reading

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Sermon for Christmas Day: Visitors to the Stable

Every family has its own particular traditions at Christmas time, often inherited from our parents, and our family is no different. For us an essential part of Christmas is the nativity scene, which we set up on a table in … Continue reading

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Sermon: ‘He placed the child among them’

This sermon was prepared for a worship event which was a fundraiser for ‘Children in Need’. The theme for the evening was Matthew 18:5. At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in … Continue reading

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Methodists and Pentecostalists join together to celebrate Watchnight

We haven’t got to the end of the first week of the year but Mary Ann and I both agreed today that it seems like ages since New Year’s Day. I can’t believe that less than a week ago we … Continue reading

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Christmas Day 2011

Blog wise, I’ve been a bit lazy over Christmas and New Year, so now I have a bit of catching up to do.  Although I have been ‘on duty’, such work as I have done has been confined to preparation … Continue reading

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Have a very blessed Christmas

It is now very late in Advent, indeed as I write Christmas Eve is just a few minutes away. We spent most of today food shopping in preparation for Christmas dinner – we are expecting 15 or so on Christmas … Continue reading

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Challenge your pre-suppositions this Christmas, says Methodist President

From the Methodist Church Media Service: The Revd Leo Osborn, President of the Methodist Conference, has challenged people to push past their assumptions about the nativity story this Christmas. Mr Osborn said that asking God to take away our belief … Continue reading

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