Author Archives: Josh

The gifts of Christmas

Good morning, Friends! Merry Christmas! I hope you all had a good one. I know it was a little lonely for some families. We all wish we could have been together with our loved ones. But we’re all safe, and … Continue reading

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The Light of Christmas

Good morning, Friends! We are getting very close to Christmas! Just a few more days and we’ll be there. I love Christmas. I love the music. I love the cards and the special foods. I love all the decorations. Every … Continue reading

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The miracle of Christmas

Good morning, Friends! I hope you’re all OK this week. I appreciate you all so much for being here. Part of why we come to worship on Sunday is to hear the Word. But part of why we come is … Continue reading

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The promise of Christmas

Good morning, Friends! Believe it or not, we are in fact slowly moving in the direction of Christmas! Every year we read some of the same sections of the Bible during the Christmas season. We read about Mary and Joseph. … Continue reading

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The Hope of Christmas

Good morning, Friends! We’re starting the season of Advent! We’ve already had some beautiful Christmas music. We’ve lit the Advent wreath. The decorations are going up. Christmas is in the air! Except it’s not Christmas yet. We still have four … Continue reading

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Now thank we all our God

Good morning, Friends! This is Thanksgiving week, and this year it caught many of us with a rush! Like most of you, my wife and I have so much to do, and at the same time we feel so isolated. … Continue reading

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Prayer seeds

Good morning, Friends! Today I want to talk again about giving. And as always, I like to talk about giving when we’re not making a special appeal for money. So, take your hand off your wallet, zip up your purse, … Continue reading

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Are we there yet?

Good morning, Friends! We’re back here again at Springfield, after what seems like an interminable week of uncertainty, and after what’s seemed like forever since the virus started. This year has felt so disrupted and so uncertain to everyone, I … Continue reading

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For all the saints

Good morning, Friends! Today is a special day for many churches around the world. Way back in the days of the early church and the Middle Ages, the church wanted to recognize and remember all of the wonderful people who … Continue reading

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The heart of a stranger

Good morning, Friends! Once again, welcome to everyone who’s here this morning! I appreciate you taking the time and trouble to be here. I know it isn’t easy for everyone. I hope you all know what an effort we make … Continue reading

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