"hope" Tagged Sermons

Do Expect Hope

In the middle of December when I was a child, boxes would begin appearing on the kitchen table to decorate our home.  It was not until later, I learned that they were tucked in the attic throughout the year and taken down only for Christmas.  The children just expected Christmas tins, mistletoe, stuffed bears, and other decorations would show up. This Advent…

Blue Christmas

We entered in the darkness tonight, friends.  On the longest day of the year, we entered into a dark room.  Already, we have lit together two candles.  We light candles to remind of God’s presence.  We light candles to call our own attention to God.  Pay attention tonight to the light.  It might be easy to look for the darkness, but look…

Turn Around and Try Again

Turn Around and Try Again One way roads in places I do not know well are the bane of my existence. In the last month, I have been in Lancaster city twice, once for our Annual Conference, and this last week for our Jurisdictional Conference. Lancaster has many one-way roads. I wanted every road to…