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Are You Ready For Christmas? -- Isaiah 40:3-4, Luke 2:1-7 -- William Powell Tuck -- 2007
As we approach Christmas, the question will be heard on many lips: "Are you ready for Christmas?" A
Christmas Is For The Young -- Isaiah 9:6-7, Luke 2:1-14 -- William Powell Tuck -- 2007
Christmas is usually associated in our memory as a time of great joy.
The Sounds Of Christmas -- Isaiah 53:1-6, Luke 2:8-14 -- William Powell Tuck -- 2007
Listen! Listen! Listen and you can hear the sounds of Christmas everywhere.
Joseph's Disturbing Dream -- Matthew 11:8-25 -- William Powell Tuck -- 2007
In our reading of the Christmas stories, the figures of Mary, Elizabeth, Zechariah, the angels, the
The Angels' Song -- Luke 2:8-20 -- William Powell Tuck -- 2007
We don't talk or even think much about angels anymore.
The Mystery Of Bethlehem -- Isaiah 53:1-6, Luke 2:1-7 -- William Powell Tuck -- 2007
A small boy, who was in a church kindergarten class, continued to go up to the nativity scene in his
What's In A Name? -- Isaiah 9:6-7 -- William Powell Tuck -- 2007
"What are you going to call the baby?" That is a question often asked of an expectant mother and fat
God's Inexpressible Gift -- John 1:1-5, 14, 2 Corinthians 9:15 -- William Powell Tuck -- 2007
Gift buying has become a major business at Christmastime in America and in other parts of the world,
The Music Of Christmas -- Luke 2:7-14 -- William Powell Tuck -- 2007
Have you ever thought how empty our celebration of Christmas would be without music?
Christmas And The Beast -- Isaiah 40:9-11 -- William Powell Tuck -- 2007
The passage in Matthew 2:13-20 about the slaughter of children by King Herod is usually bypassed by
Can There Be Peace On Earth? -- Luke 2:8-14, John 14:27 -- William Powell Tuck -- 2007
Two thousand years ago an angelic chorus heralded the birth of Jesus with the words, "Peace on earth
Christmas Gifts -- Matthew 2:1-11 -- William Powell Tuck -- 2007
The words have been asked, will be asked, and you will respond in one way or another.
Gifts For A King -- Isaiah 60:1-6, Matthew 2:1-12 -- William Powell Tuck -- 2007
Several years ago, some small children were helping set up a nativity scene.
Holding On To Christmas -- Zephaniah 3:14-17, Luke 2:15-20 -- William Powell Tuck -- 2007
Since I was a small boy, one of my most memorable experiences at Christmastime has been listening to
The Gospel According To Mary -- 1 Samuel 2:1-10, Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- William Powell Tuck -- 2007
Several years ago, the famous statue by Michelangelo, the Pietá, was vandalized, and the face
Making Room For Christ -- Micah 5:2-5a, Luke 2:1-7 -- William Powell Tuck -- 2007
The story of Mary and Joseph's journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem is one of the most familiar parts
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Well, how are you this morning? (children respond) If you ask me how I am I would say, “terrific.” I am “terrific” because __________________!

I am curious, who has a sister? (children respond) Who has more than one sister? (children respond) Who is a sister here this morning? (children respond)

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The cabins at Mt. Carmel Bible Retreat are small. Most have two small rooms; some have one large great room. There is a tiny bathroom with a utility shower.

Inside each cabin is a double bed and a set of bunk beds, a dresser and a small rod to hang clothes. Linens are provided for a charge and some of us are very grateful to have a ceiling fan.

Our group of fourteen cabins is set along a little walkway. Each cabin is about ten feet apart and each row of seven faces the sidewalk.

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