Sermons from December 2012

Candle Light Service

Posted by: Rev. Richard Bodini - December 23, 2012

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We Waver

Posted by: Rev. Richard Bodini - December 23, 2012

If you have ever hemmed and hawed over something, maybe a Christmas gift for someone, then you have wavered. It’s hard to choose between buying Lego for your child and the Pastor. I know! (Hint: I like trucks!) When life hits a really hard spot and it feels like God doesn’t care, some begin to waver in their faith. Is there even a God who cares for me? If so, why do bad things continue to happen? Is God really in control? Will Jesus return? It can be so easy to waver. Especially in a broken world, in our personal little broken world! As we forge our way ahead through painful and fragmented relationships and situations toward Christmas and to the anticipation of Christ’s return, may we experience the same firm, unwavering hope that Abraham and Sarah had so many years ago.

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Your Kingdom Come - Lord's Day 48

Posted by: Rev. Richard Bodini - December 9, 2012

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We Are Weary

Posted by: Rev. Richard Bodini - December 9, 2012

“I’m tired!” “I have so much to do. I don’t have time be tired.” “Weary heart rejoices?” we sing in O Holy Night. It seems that people around this time of year get more and more weary! Tired! Exhausted! Why? Are we doing too much? Really, should we be stressing out about getting all the little details taken care of? Is it really worth it? physically, emotionally, spiritually? Then again, doing nothing isn’t the answer either! Paul speaks of doing good? to not be weary in doing good. Isaiah speaks of those who rest upon, who rely upon, and who walk in the ways of the Lord? will not be weary. When we do the work of the Lord, when we take time for physical rest, when we keep in touch with Him, we won’t become weary.

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Worry - Advent 1

Posted by: Rev. Richard Bodini - December 2, 2012

Advent is upon us. Which means there are less than 4 weeks until Christmas! Advent is a time of preparation. A time of waiting, expectation. Today’s society, including us, are not very good at waiting. At sitting still and being expectant. Our Advent theme is “Longing for More.” The days leading up to Christmas, beginning as early as September, is a time of longing for more, usually superficial stuff. For many though, it is a time of deep yearning for something that actually fills us up and satisfies us. More than just physically. This is the season when people are making their lists of what they “Want” for Christmas. What do you REALLY want?

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A Service of Remembrance

Posted by: Rev. Richard Bodini - December 2, 2012

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