Christmas is for the Suffering (Blue Christmas Sermon)

This is an adapted version of the sermon I preached at a "Blue Christmas" service today. It’s almost Christmas, just a few more days and families will gather together, present will be opened, children will be ecstatic, memories will be made. Some of us will be back here again in this place, singing joyful carols … Continue reading Christmas is for the Suffering (Blue Christmas Sermon)

The Light Shines in the Darkness

This is an adapted form of the "Blue Christmas" sermon I preached this afternoon. Blue Christmas is a special service designed for people who find the holidays especially difficult, perhaps because of the death of a loved one, or a painful diagnosis, or some other loss or suffering. The gospel text was John 1:1-14. The … Continue reading The Light Shines in the Darkness

The Secret of Christmas (Blue Christmas Sermon)

Every year, our church offers a "Blue Christmas" service, specially designed for those who find the holidays difficult. This was my sermon for Blue Christmas 2016, preached on Sunday afternoon, December 18. We gather here today because we are finding Christmas difficult this year. There are many possible reasons for that. Perhaps someone you love … Continue reading The Secret of Christmas (Blue Christmas Sermon)