Pastor Sander on December 25th, 2011

Christmas Day 1 John 3:1-6 Many marvelous things happen on Christmas. First, God becomes a child, so that we might become children of God. Secondly, God becomes like us, so that we might become like God. Finally, God becomes dirty, so that we might become pure. And, the best of all: this is for eternity! […]

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Pastor Sander on December 24th, 2011

Christmas Eve Isaiah 7:14 In the fullness of time the Lord God fulfilled His promise to provide a Savior to His people! The Messiah is here. Jesus is born in Bethlehem. God is with us. Audio for December 24, 2011

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Pastor Sander on December 18th, 2011

Fourth Sunday in Advent Luke 1:38 The Angel Gabriel told Mary that the Lord had chosen her to be the Mother of God’s Eternal Son. She quietly placed herself at God’s entire disposal. Oh that we were as amenable to God’s hints to serve! Audio for December 18, 2011

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Pastor Sander on December 11th, 2011

Third Sunday in Advent Isaiah 61:1-3 Freed from the captivity of sin and death, the church is now enabled to do things for her Lord and Savior. Isaiah enumerates the various facets of the work of God’s anointed which is now to be carried out through the Church. Audio for December 11, 2011

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Pastor Sander on December 4th, 2011

Second Sunday in Advent Isaiah 40:1,2 The People of God in the world live in constant stress. Sin surrounds us and is within us. Nothing is level, nothing is perfect, but, through the Church, the people are assured that their sins are forgiven. Audio for December 4, 2011

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