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Sermons from December 2020

At-Home Worship Plan for January 3, 2021

Christmastide 2 At-Home Worship Plan First Christian Church, Grand Junction January 3, 2021 The Music of Christmas 2 PREPARATION Communion Elements A computer/tablet/phone for looking up the worshipful songs.  You could also use a hymnal and an instrument. YOUTUBE Worship Service and Hymns Playlist – A video of Pastor Brad reading the background of the […]

December 27, 2020 At-Home Worship Plan – The Music of Christmas, Part 1

Christmastide 1 At-Home Worship Plan First Christian Church, Grand Junction December 27, 2020 The Music of Christmas 1   PREPARATION Communion Elements A computer/tablet/phone for looking up the worshipful songs.  You could also use a hymnal and an instrument. YOUTUBE Worship Service and Hymns Playlist – A video of Pastor Brad reading the background of […]

Christmas Eve 2020 At-Home Worship Service

Christmas Eve 2020 At-Home Worship Service Preparation If you have a nativity scene in your home that you could incorporate during this worship service, remove baby Jesus, so He can be placed at the proper time in the service. If you have something you can use as a Christ candle, place it in your worship […]

December 20, 2020 Sermon: Jesse Tree – Joseph: It’s Up to Us

If you would simply spend your days listening very specifically for how God is guiding you to help preserve and share the message of Jesus, the message of Messiah, and then doing whatever you hear God directing you to do, YOU, yes YOU, will influence the future of creation in accordance with God’s will.  It’s up to YOU.  THAT is God’s message of Joseph this Advent and Christmas season.

December 20, 2020 At-Home Worship Plan

4th Sunday of Advent 2020 At-Home Worship Plan First Christian Church, Grand Junction December 20, 2020 PREPARATION Communion Elements Your At-Home Worship Space Advent Decorations (from the Hanging of the Greens Service) – Most importantly, have some kind of candle, so you can light a candle during the Advent Wreath Candle Lighting A computer/tablet/phone for […]

December 13, 2020 Sermon, Jesse Tree – Josiah: Returning to God

As one of Jesus’ ancestors, as OUR spiritual ancestor, Josiah calls upon us during this Advent and coming Christmas season to evaluate everything we do as individuals and as congregation against what we learn from Jesus.  Josiah calls us to take our celebration of Jesus’ birth each year as an opportunity to consider in what ways Jesus is like our lost book of the law. 

December 13, 2020 At-Home Worship Plan

3rd Sunday of Advent 2020 At-Home Worship Plan First Christian Church, Grand Junction December 13, 2020 PREPARATION Communion Elements Your At-Home Worship Space Advent Decorations (from the Hanging of the Greens Service) – Most importantly, have some kind of candle, so you can light a candle during the Advent Wreath Candle Lighting A computer/tablet/phone for […]

December 6, 2020 (Second Sunday in Advent) Sermon, Jesse Tree Sermon 2 – Boaz, Caring for the Least

My friends, we live long after the Messiah came into this world and told us to share the good news of God’s love in word and deed…and yet, I wonder sometimes what we actually share by most of our words and most of our deeds.  And then I encounter Boaz, who lived long BEFORE God sent the Messiah into this world.  And without any knowledge at all of Jesus, Boaz shared God’s love with those like Ruth who needed it most.  And we still remember Boaz’ story to this day.

December 6, 2020 At-Home Worship Plan

2nd Sunday of Advent 2020 At-Home Worship Plan First Christian Church, Grand Junction December 6, 2020   PREPARATION Communion Elements Your At-Home Worship Space Advent Decorations (from last Sunday’s Hanging of the Greens Service) – Most importantly, have some kind of candle, so you can light a candle during the Advent Wreath Candle Lighting A […]