Let’s Sing: Away in a Manger

Today we continue our Advent/Christmas series titled “Let’s Sing.” This is our 14th song of the series. For easy reference to the remainder of the series, please see the index, “Let’s Sing” at http://revbroyles.me/2020/12/06/lets-sing/. There is controversy surrounding the authorship of this beloved carol. In the end, the words are from an anonymous source. SomeContinue reading “Let’s Sing: Away in a Manger”

O Little Town of Bethlehem

It has been said, the two most important days in a persons life is the day they are born and the day they learn why.

Let’s Sing: Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

Today we continue our Advent/Christmas series titled “Let’s Sing.” This is our 12th song of the series. For easy reference to the remainder of the series, please see the index, “Let’s Sing” at http://revbroyles.me/2020/12/06/lets-sing/. 1 Infant holy, infant lowly, for his bed a cattle stall; oxen lowing, little knowing Christ the babe is Lord of all. Swift are wingingContinue reading “Let’s Sing: Infant Holy, Infant Lowly”

The First Christmas Card (Manuscript)

As a kid, I remember my parents getting a lot of Christmas cards. They came from many different places. Dad’s oldest brother lived in Kansas. He had other family out in California. He also had some in Oklahoma. Mom’s family was all fairly close when I was really young but later her older brother andContinue reading “The First Christmas Card (Manuscript)”

The First Christmas Card

Worship from Perritte Memorial United Methodist Church, Nacogdoches Texas on December 13, 2020. The Scripture lesson was Philippians 4:4-9 and the sermon title is “The First Christmas Card,” 4 Be glad in the Lord always! Again I say, be glad! 5 Let your gentleness show in your treatment of all people. The Lord is near. 6 Don’t be anxious aboutContinue reading “The First Christmas Card”

Let’s Sing: Good Christian Friends Rejoice

A.K.A. Good Christian Men Rejoice Today we continue our Advent/Christmas series titled “Let’s Sing.” This is our 11th song of the series. For easy reference to the remainder of the series, please see the index, “Let’s Sing” at http://revbroyles.me/2020/12/06/lets-sing/. I knew it would come, I just didn’t know which Carol was first. This old carolContinue reading “Let’s Sing: Good Christian Friends Rejoice”

Let’s Sing: In the Bleak Midwinter

Today we continue our Advent/Christmas series titled “Let’s Sing.” This is our 10th song of the series. For easy reference to the remainder of the series, please see the index, “Let’s Sing” at http://revbroyles.me/2020/12/06/lets-sing/. 1. In the bleak mid-winter frosty wind made moan,Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;Snow had fallen, snow onContinue reading “Let’s Sing: In the Bleak Midwinter”

Let’s Sing: Angels From the Realm of Glory

Today we continue our Advent/Christmas series titled “Let’s Sing.” This is our 9th song of the series. For easy reference to the remainder of the series, please see the index, “Let’s Sing” at http://revbroyles.me/2020/12/06/lets-sing/. Our lives can talk a lot of twists and turns. Such would be the case for James Montgomery, an Irishman whoContinue reading “Let’s Sing: Angels From the Realm of Glory”

Let’s Sing: What Child is This?

Today we continue our Advent/Christmas series titled “Let’s Sing.” This is our 8th song of the series. For easy reference to the remainder of the series, please see the index, “Let’s Sing” at http://revbroyles.me/2020/12/06/lets-sing/. As a pastor, it is not uncommon for me to hear from someone saying, “We need to sing more of theContinue reading “Let’s Sing: What Child is This?”