This Week @ Perritte

On this fourth (and last) Sunday of Advent we read about the Coming Messiah. Our lesson for the day is, Luke 1:26-38. And, all too often, we are chasing after our own version of Jesus instead of Jesus. If we don’t hear some of those words Mary heard from the angel, there is at leastContinue reading “This Week @ Perritte”

Let’s Sing: Carol of the Bells

Today we continue our Advent/Christmas series titled “Let’s Sing.” This is our 15th 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/. Hark how the bellsSweet silver bellsAll seem to sayThrow cares away Christmas is hereBringing good cheerTo young and oldMeek and theContinue reading “Let’s Sing: Carol of the Bells”

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: 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: 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?”

Let’s Sing: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

Today we continue our Advent/Christmas series titled “Let’s Sing.” This is our 7th 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/. This great hymn came about because of the struggles of a Unitarian preacher struggling with his Christmas Eve sermon in 1849.Continue reading “Let’s Sing: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”

Let’s Sing: O Come, All Ye Faithful

Today we continue our Advent/Christmas series titled “Let’s Sing.” This is our sixth 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/. Jesus was born into controversy when King Herod learned of the birth of the King of the Jews from the MagiContinue reading “Let’s Sing: O Come, All Ye Faithful”

Let’s Sing: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

This is the first post in the blog series Let’s Sing. To find the other posted Carols of the season, see the index, https://revbroyles.me/2020/12/06/lets-sing/ Come, Thou long expected JesusBorn to set Thy people free;From our fears and sins release us,Let us find our rest in Thee.Israel’s strength and consolation,Hope of all the earth Thou art;DearContinue reading “Let’s Sing: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus”

It’s A Wonderful Life: Hope in It

Hey friends, I am on vacation this week so I am sending an old sermon your way. This sermon is from the First Sunday of Advent in 2016, November 27, 2016. Isaiah 11:1-10 is the Scripture passage. It was the first sermon in a series It’s a Wonderful Life.” The sermon title is “Hope inContinue reading “It’s A Wonderful Life: Hope in It”