Sermon Video: When the Holidays Are Hard

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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 loneliness. But God has a word for us in the cave. Listen in as Pastor Brandon Cox shares from Psalm 57 how to get through the holidays when things are difficult.

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Approaching Easter Sunday As a Pastor

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EasterEaster Sunday is special. In spite of the competition from little furry bunnies who deliver 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.

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

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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 any more palatable, but to improve our ability to communicate it clearly. Listen in…

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