Come and see

It can seem like such a difficult thing–telling another person about your faith, inviting a friend to church with you, sharing something you learned from a Bible study or class.  I’m right there with you.  Conversation about music or sports or family flows right along, but when it comes to faith, the talk can suddenly …

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Baptism of Our Lord, 2012

Andy Willis St. Christopher’s Community Church Baptism of Our Lord / 8 January 2012 Mark 1:4-11   We all know how great gobs of people spent New Year’s Eve in New York City this year: packed shoulder-to-shoulder in Times Square, watching a crystal-studded ball drop amidst deafening cheers, thousands of lights, pounding music and celebrity …

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Christmas Eve, 2011

Andy Willis St. Christopher’s Community Church Christmas Eve / 24 December 2011 Luke 2:1-20   “All right—so where is Jesus tonight?” That always seemed to be the question at my house on Christmas Eve when I was growing up.  Like lots of families, we set up our nativity scene weeks before Christmas when we decorated …

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Another year of grace

The Bible closes with the Revelation to John, one of the more confusing and confounding books between its covers.  At Revelation’s very close, in the next-to-last chapter, there are these words, spoken by the risen Christ: “See, I am making all things new….  I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end” …

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