Dec 23, 2018
The Love of God
Many people believe Christmas to be a time of love but fail to understand why.  Among those who know something about God's love expressed at Christmas, we tend to default to the romantic love of a new relationship.  In this sermon we attempt to turn our gaze higher in the consideration of God's incredible love.
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  • Dec 23, 2018The Love of God
    Dec 23, 2018
    The Love of God
    Many people believe Christmas to be a time of love but fail to understand why.  Among those who know something about God's love expressed at Christmas, we tend to default to the romantic love of a new relationship.  In this sermon we attempt to turn our gaze higher in the consideration of God's incredible love.
  • Dec 16, 2018Joy
    Dec 16, 2018
    Joy
    In Christian Europe a tradition called, "The Truce of God" forbid warfare during certain seasons such as Christmas.  Today, we talk about joy as if life observes the Truce of God during the month of December.  The reality we all know is that life does no such thing!  This being the case, how can we find joy?  We consider the examples of the wisemen and shepherds who found joy at Jesus' birth even though Rome still ruled and all they saw was a baby.  
  • Dec 2, 2018Hope – Advent Week 1
    Dec 2, 2018
    Hope – Advent Week 1
    The events we celebrate at Christmas are a part of a story that has inspired courageous missionaries to risk everything for 2000 years.  It is news worth sharing and news worth believing.  As we begin Advent, we reflect on the account of Jesus' birth in the gospel of Matthew and remember what a great and powerful work of God we celebrate.  
  • Dec 31, 2017A New Year
    Dec 31, 2017
    A New Year
    As we end another year and look forward to the next, how should we live? In Ephesians five we are exhorted to look carefully at how we walk and to be wise with our time. We will consider just what this means in light of the broader teaching of the book of Ephesians.
  • Dec 24, 2017Faith Like Magi
    Dec 24, 2017
    Faith Like Magi
    Many people know the facts of the Christmas story. Many even believe they are true. The real question, however, is how one responds to the facts. As we look at the coming of the Magi to see Jesus, we consider three responses to his birth.
  • Dec 17, 2017Advent 3 – 2017
    Dec 17, 2017
    Advent 3 – 2017
    The world measures and values people in many ways. An honest look at our lives tells us that we will not be long remembered by human society as not many are notable or famous. However, the Christmas story reminds us that God works and values very differently than humanity. In the display of his grace we have an invitation to joy and hope.
  • Dec 10, 2017Advent 2 – 2017
    Dec 10, 2017
    Advent 2 – 2017
    In the second week of Advent we consider the announcements of the angels to Mary and Joseph. We find vital truths about who Jesus is and are challenged regarding faith by Mary and Joseph.
  • Dec 3, 2017First Sunday of Advent
    Dec 3, 2017
    First Sunday of Advent
    We begin Advent with a look at why we celebrate Christmas. We do not merely celebrate the birth of a baby nor even a visitation by God among men. 1 Peter reminds us of why we celebrate as Christians.
  • Nov 27, 2017Celebrating Christmas Rightly
    Nov 27, 2017
    Celebrating Christmas Rightly
    As we look forward to the beginning of Advent we consider how to rightly celebrate a holiday or season not commanded in the scripture. Particularly in light of the contentious nature of our society even concerning Christmas, we must consider how to rightly celebrate this season. Colossians two and Isaiah 58 lead us in this consideration.
  • Dec 25, 2016Christmas Morning 2016
    Dec 25, 2016
    Christmas Morning 2016
  • Dec 18, 2016Third Sunday of Advent
    Dec 18, 2016
    Third Sunday of Advent
  • Dec 18, 2016Fourth Sunday of Advent
    Dec 18, 2016
    Fourth Sunday of Advent
  • Dec 4, 2016advent-2-2016
    Dec 4, 2016
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    Advent 2
  • Nov 28, 2016advent-1-2016
    Nov 28, 2016
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    Advent 1
  • Nov 28, 2016advent-1-2016-special-music
    Nov 28, 2016
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    1st Advent Special Music