A Prayer for Advent
Stir up, we pray you, O Lord, the wills of your faithful people, that they plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may by you be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Sermon Notes: Is Christmas Believable?
About 70% of people don’t believe key elements of the Christmas story. 1. The Claims of the New Testament Written “that you may believe...” (John 20:30-31) An “orderly account … so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught.” (Lk 1:1-4)
2. The Question of Miracles A “closed universe” or an “open universe”? Further Reading Is Jesus History? – John Dickson (The Good Book Company, 2019) One Solitary Life - James Allen Francis “I am far within the mark when I say that all the armies that ever marched, and all the navies that were ever built, and all the parliaments that ever sat and all the kings that ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of man upon the earth has that one solitary life.”