Did Jesus Observe Hanukkah?

1. Introduction  We are about to celebrate our communion service, so instead of opening with a communion song, we will watch this video. Dim the lights. Here we go. Could not parse XML from YouTube Some of you might be asking “What in the world does this have to do with Christmas?” And the answer […]

The Shepherd who was King

Preparation Prior to presenting the Communion talk, we recommend singing or performing a hymn based on Psalm 23. There are many variations, although Keith Greene’s is the one that moves my heart the most.  Introduction Q. What are some of the most well known images of Jesus? One is that Jesus calls himself The Good […]

Trouble Comes My Way

Preparation for the Communion Lesson Before the communion, the gospel hymn, “Trouble Come My Way” should be sung. Scripture John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Introduction This communion message deals […]

The Anointed One (The Sense of Smell) – by Erik York

Preparation Prior to the communion, the congregation should sing “King of my life I crown Thee now” (aka Lest I Forget Gethsemane). The congregation should be instructed to focus on the idea of crowning Jesus their king. Could not parse XML from YouTube Introduction Today’s communion message focuses on Jesus’ anointing the week before his death […]