Every year at the beginning of the Christmas season I’m singing “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas; it’s the best time of the year.”  Everything is so festive and exciting!  But usually by the end of December my song changes to “So this is Christmas, and what have you done? Another year over; a new one…
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by Chip Miller Gen. 3:14-15; Luke 2:1-8 12/24/2012 Christmas Eve services at FPC Macon, GA (www.pastorchipmiller.com) INTRO  – The account of the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, really begins in the opening chapters of Genesis.  In the first 2 chapters we have the creation of all there is. Creation of the earth and the plants and the animals…
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Christmas has become a very commercialized holiday. In the rush to buy presents and outdo last year’s gift giving, we tend to miss the true meaning of Christmas. One of my fondest memories was the time my children and I made Christmas cookies for the children at the women’s shelter in Charleston, SC. You go…
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Prayer. Do you struggle with it? I always have. I have been confused in the past by its purpose and its effectiveness. I have struggled with how to pray, for what to pray, words, thoughts and feelings. While I think that I still struggle with some of these issues and questions, the Lord has blessed…
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by Justin Leslein The epistle to the Hebrews has often been a source of mystery and disagreement in regards to authorship and intended audience.  Since the first days of circulation, author and audience have been disputed, but early church father Jerome succinctly states the value and validity of Hebrews in AD 414, when he says…
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by Mark Ballard One thing I have found that helps me to meditate on Scripture is to write it down in a different form. For this week’s blog entry, I want to share with you a rhyme/poem that I wrote to help me think deeply upon Psalm 34:9,10. All I need has been given to…
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