What did the angels mean when they spoke of "peace on earth?" In this Christmas sermon, Rev. McMickle shares three characteristics of peace: that it can only come from God, that it cannot be experienced by a single person or by a certain group of persons if, at the same time, it is being denied or withheld from others, and that it must begin with me!
Matthew 24:3-13, Revelation 21:1-7 I received an interesting Christmas card from a dear friend, a retired Air Force General. On the front was a white dove with an olive branch in its beak, hovering above the world. Inside the card were these words: "Peace on earth." Beside t
Mark 4:21-25 I usually get remarks about my sermon, but I was joyfully surprised when one of our very bright high school seniors came up to my after a sermon a few weeks ago and said, "Pastor, your message on the Kingdom is exactly what I am dealing with in my studies right now: 'Re
Studies prove that many Americans admit they do not enjoy peace in their lives. Experts tell us that every day in our nation, we swallow 9 tons of sleeping pills and another 15 tons of aspirin. Then we can add to that another hefty amount of more powerful medication - tranquilizers. Although ...
Through Life's Struggles to Peace with God (Lectionary Starters) Fifth Sunday in Lent, Year B April 6, 2003 Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-12; Hebrews 5:5-10 Jim Killen, A minister of the United Methodist Church, Beaumont, TX We have been talking together for several weeks about what it means to
I know people who are constantly trying to anticipate what will happen to them in the future.