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It's the Most Wonderful Time of Year Part 3 - Joy to the World

It's the Most Wonderful Time of Year Part 3 - Joy to the World

December 17, 2017 - Pastor Barry Clair continues the Series "It's The Most Wonderful Time of Year" with the message "Joy to the World".
Today we're going to take a look at Joy.   What makes Christmas the Most Wonderful Time of the Year is the joy that that season brings.
Today I want to take a look at a couple of texts in the Biblical birth narrative of Jesus, but before I do, I want you to consider something.   Have you ever seen "A Charlie Brown Christmas"?  It is an animated television special that was produced back in 1965... and it has become a Christmas classic.  The story is of an unfortunate and misunderstood, socially marginalized protagonist, Charlie Brown, who cannot seem to get with the Christmas spirit.  Charlie Brown is just a bit out of step with the season.
Let me ask you a question, have you ever felt like that; of all the Charlie Browns in the world, have you felt the Charlie Browniest?

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It's the Most Wonderful Time of Year Part 2 - Generous vs. Avarice

It's the Most Wonderful Time of Year Part 2 - Generous vs. Avarice

December 10, 2017 - Pastor Barry Clair continues the Series "It's The Most Wonderful Time of Year" with the message "Generous vs. Avarice".
There are many things that make Christmas the most wonderful time of the year. There are Christmas trees and cards and brag letters and music! Oh man the music. Wonderful!
One of my personal favorite stories of Christmas was written in 1843 by Charles Dickens and is called "A Christmas Carol." The main character, Ebenezer Scrooge, is a rich yet greedy and miserly bachelor who encounters three ghosts of Christmas plus the ghost of his business partner, Jacob Marley.
Scrooge then has become the iconic arch villain who represents the worst and the best of Christmas. He is turned from a greedy man into a generous man. That is what we are going to talk about today.

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It's the Most Wonderful Time of Year Part 1 - Is Jesus the Reason For the Season?

It's the Most Wonderful Time of Year Part 1 - Is Jesus the Reason For the Season?

December 3, 2017 - Pastor Barry Clair starts a new Series messages based on this years theme for the Christmas holiday called "It's the Most Wonderful Time of Year" with the message "Is Jesus the Reason For the Season?".
Every year about this time the culture wars heat up and both sides of the issue begins their holiday offensive.
A blog writer for the Huffington Post calls it, and I quote, "A ridiculous rhetorical ritual that recycles righteous arguments about whether people should say to one another 'Happy Holidays' or 'Merry Christmas'. This question is one skirmish in the broader cultural and political battle that comes under the heavily laden frame of the 'War on Christmas'."

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