Welcome to the Season of Christmas
Christmas! What a season. So many children (and adults) look forward to this time of gift-giving, family reunions (at least ordinarily), and rest. And yet for the pastor, the season brings its own set of hopes, anticipations, and even burdens. Our hope is that these lectionary guides will lighten your load, at least a bit, and inspire you (or be inspired by the Holy Spirit) to preach God’s Word with clarity and boldness.
Stu Strachan Jr. & Scott Bullock
- Summary of the Text
- Key Quote
- Key Illustration
- More Illustration and Quote Themes
- Liturgical Elements
Schedule of Services
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