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: Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Today we continue our Advent/Christmas series titled “Let’s Sing.” This is our 17th 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 beloved hymn falls into the category of “You learn something new everyday!” I can’t speak for you dear reader, butContinue reading “Let’s Sing: Hark the Herald Angels Sing”

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: 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: 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: O Come, O Come Emanuel

This is the second 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/ O come, O come, EmmanuelAnd ransom captive IsraelThat mourns in lonely exile hereUntil the Son of God appear Rejoice! Rejoice! EmmanuelShall come to thee, O Israel Rejoice! Rejoice! EmmanuelShall come toContinue reading “Let’s Sing: O Come, O Come Emanuel”

Yesterday in Six “Fs”

16 Rejoice always. 17 Pray continually. 18 Give thanks in every situation because this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 19 Don’t suppress the Spirit. 20 Don’t brush off Spirit-inspired messages, 21 but examine everything carefully and hang on to what is good. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-21, Common English Bible) Yesterday was the day we need to thank God for what we have. As IContinue reading “Yesterday in Six “Fs””

I Want to Thank…

But I will thank the Lord        for his righteousness;    I will sing praises        to the name of the Lord Most High. (Psalm 7:17, Common English Bible) If you would prefer video, see below… I sat in my office listening to him talk. He spoke at length about being, “a good for nothing.” He didn’t have any talent. God didn’t give himContinue reading “I Want to Thank…”