Wed, 27 December 2006
Direct download: 2006-12-24_Pastor-Scott-Hackler_The-Indescribable-Gift--Jesus.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:26am CST
Sun, 24 December 2006
Perhaps we need Santa at Christmas to help us be merry and joyous because we have a flawed understanding of Jesus. From today's gospel text we learn that the first reaction to Jesus' presence on earth, of God-in-our-midst, was joy. John the Baptist jumps for joy in the womb of Elizabeth as he first connects to the joy of Jesus' presence, still in Mary's womb. This is a joy so tremendous, joy so utterly overwhelming that it must somehow escape the bounds of earth itself and jump towards the heavens
Sun, 17 December 2006
Go Tell It on the Mountain, Silent Night
Sat, 9 December 2006
Making Holiness is a part of everything Christians do. When making holiness is a part of every action, every thought, every plan, time is transformed into something magical and mysterious. Days cannot slide by as a sludgy sea of fast-food dinners, commuter traffic jams, endless loads of laundry, boring social studies papers, looming deadlines, and tedious meetings. When we make holiness an ingredient in every minute we live, our days take on the brilliance and color of the Christmas tree lights adorning our holiday trees.
Direct download: 2006-12-09_Pastor-Scott-Hackler_Holy_Ingredients.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 7:01pm CST
Sat, 2 December 2006
At this time of year we all are looking out for what is somehow lacking in the lives of our loved ones so that we may run out to the local mega-mall and purchase it. But as we try and make up through shopping for the physical things we lack, let's never forget that the ultimate lackings in our life are not physical but spiritual.