2011, December 18 Sermon - Christmas Pageant

2011, December 18 Sermon - Christmas Pageant

This sermon was preached after the reading of the following scripture and a wonderful Christmas pageant presented by the children and youth.

A very grateful shout-out to Miss Stacey, the children and youth, and all who assisted with the pageant!

Reflecting on the Scripture after the Children's Christmas Pageant

Pastor Paul Ogne

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John 1:1-13 (NRSV)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people.

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God.