Posts tagged with ‘Advent’

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An Unconditional ‘YES’

by SteveGedon4040
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When we think about the purpose of Christmas we often fall back on classic hymns, but they can often be misleading. Consider “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” God rest ye merry, gentlemen Let nothing you dismay Remember, Christ, our Saviour Was born on Christmas day To save us all from Satan’s power When we were gone […]

Overcoming a Monotonous Life

by SteveGedon4040
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God interrupts the monotony that is our day to day life and offer a new challenging way of life.  Appointments to be kept. Tight schedules to maintain. Routines established. That’s how most of us try to live our lives. But what happens when life is interrupted with something totally unexpected? What happens when God steps […]

Joy is Genuine

by SteveGedon4040

Most of the time we settle for happiness when Joy is being offered. Happiness is circumstantial and depends on things going the way we expected. Joy is deeper and certainly longer lasting. Joy understands the ups and downs of life because its focused on the destination and know that  trials and troubles are a necessary […]

Discover Christmas, Again

by SteveGedon4040

Christmas. How have we managed to make it so difficult? We have turned the most amazing time of the year into a maze of commercial enterprise, contradictory influences, and confused priorities. The season of celebration has become the most stressful time of the year for so many. Over the next couple of weeks I want […]

Why we need Light

by SteveGedon4040

Advent, like Lent has strong themes of preparation, of waiting, of the coming dawn. And the story started a long time ago. Why did God decide to be born a man? Why was a rescue plan of this magnitude needed? It all started way back in at the beginning of beginnings:  Read Genesis 3:8-19 We all […]

The Memory of Christmas

by SteveGedon4040

Pastor’s letter for December 2009. Entire newsletter can be found at www.fumcwilliamstown.org What is your fondest memory of Christmas? Do you remember the excitement of childhood dreams that were so intense you couldn’t sleep the night before? Do you remember a Christmas Eve service with your family when the sanctuary is bathed in soft candlelight, […]