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Sermon Video: When the Holidays Are Hard

Brandon Preaching

The holidays aren’t always “happy” for everyone. We suffer from grief, depression, and stress, all of which can be magnified by the holiday season. While the party is going on outside, we find ourselves hiding inside caves of grief, anxiety, and loness. But God has a word for us in the cave. Listen in as Pastor Brandon Cox shares from …

Easter

Approaching Easter Sunday As a Pastor

Brandon Preaching

Easter Sunday is special. In spite of the competition from little furry bunnies who iver colored eggs and sugar-induced hyperactive episodes among children, it’s still a holiday that is fairly “religious.” That is to say, Jesus still gets a fair amount of attention, possibly because it’s always on Sunday and churches draw such attention to the resurrection. This is good. …

How the Grinch Stole Christmas - Cindy Lou Who

Was the Grinch a Christian? Exposing the Real Grumps of Christmas

Brandon Culture

One of my favorite holiday movies is How the Grinch Stole Christmas, especially the new Jim Carrey version. Dr. Seuss invented a character that became so wildly popular, he’s now a cliche (i.e. “Don’t be such a grinch!”). Anyone who puts a damper on the holidays falls into the grinch category. As a Pastor, I’m immersed (often beyond my own comfort …

Have a Warm Christmas

Think “Warm” As You Plan Your Church’s Christmas Calendar

Brandon Communications, Preaching

I’ve never really considered this before, but Gary Molander makes a pretty deep point about where our audience is when we go into the holiday season. As we design communication pieces, craft messages, and plan services, it’s a good idea to think about the perspective from which our audience is listening – not for the purpose of making the message …

My Christmas Greeting to You

Brandon Living

The angels opened the portal of heaven and their sound and the brightness of their glory was overwhelming to the humble shepherds in the field. But their message was that Jesus wasn’t to be found in that throng of angels. He would be found in a manger in a stable in the sleepy hamlet called Bethlehem. Jesus isn’t hard to …