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And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us
Scripture

John 1:14
John 1:1-18 or 1:1-5,9-14

Sermon Week/Year

Christmas Day,
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Sermon Topic

Christmas,

When John the Baptist “appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins,” he announced the imminent coming of the Lord Jesus in these words: “After me comes He who is mightier than I am, the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop and untie” (Mk. 1:4, 7). This passage reminds us of the story of a former mayor of the City of Boston.

In keeping with his campaign promises to remain in close touch with the needs of the people, especially the poor, the mayor, soon after he was elected, spent several days in the city slums incognito. Unshaven, and dressed in tattered clothes, he went to a seedy boarding…

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