A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in and how many want out. Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you: Jesus Christ and the American G. I.; one died for your soul, the other for your freedom.
‹Tony Blair›
Atlantis: the domain of the Stingray
31Dec
2003
Wed
23:51
author: Stingray
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Eve of the Name of Jesus

Matthew 1:18-21, Romans 8:31-39

In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

"Time, like an ever-rolling stream, bears all its sons away; they fly forgotten as a dream dies at the opening day."

It is an inevitable fact...the new year is about change.

24Dec
2003
Wed
20:38
author: Stingray
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Eve of the Nativity of Our Lord

Luke 2:1-20

In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

"While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn."

Thus, the Savior of the World was born. Meek, humble, mild...all of these words, perhaps many others, serve to describe the scene. A young, as yet unwed, mother gives birth to a tiny child who is God among animals of all sorts, her betrothed carpenter there with her. Of all people, the dirtiest come to visit Him: those who spend their days toiling in the wilderness, shepherds. And he is laid in a trough to sleep.

13Dec
2003
Sat
20:20
author: Stingray
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A Funeral Sermon

John 14:1-7, Isaiah 54:10

In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

"For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee."

Isn't it fitting, during this season of Advent, that we should recall John's confirmation verse? After all, just this past Sunday we heard John the Baptizer proclaim that the valleys will be filled in and the mountains and hills will be made low. This, John proclaimed, will happen in preparation to meet a coming king; the valleys will rise to meet Him, the mountains will bow down to greet Him.