This final message from this Christmas series recounts the visit of the Magi to little Jesus. Who were these guys? What were the current events taking place around the time of their visit? What are the implications for us today? Listen in!
Devotional reflections were shared on words uttered by Zechariah found in Luke 1:67-79. His words bring to mind two patriarchal figures from the past, centering on God’s work in his life through John the Baptist and ultimately Jesus.
This fourth week of advent focuses on the state of being awestruck. In wisdom, God chose to announce the birth of a Savior first to a group of shepherds. Shepherds, who were often seen as societal outcasts, were filled with awe at the coming of Jesus! We too are invited to experience the awe of […]
Have you made plans only to find the plans change? Joseph had plans regarding his marriage to Mary. Those plans suddenly changed when he discovered she was pregnant. Likewise, his plans of divorcing her quickly changed when an angel appeared in a dream. Joseph responded with openness. His openness lead him to apply what he […]
This second week of advent focuses on Being Ready. The narrative of Mary is one of being willing to accept what God wants to do in our life. We look at how she surrendered her life to God’s will. God is calling us to be ready too. Listen in!
This first week of advent focuses on the word Faithful. The narrative of Zechariah and Elizabeth (parents to John the Baptist) is one of faithfulness. This account follows 400 years of God’s silence – no prophet spoke His behalf. Still Zechariah and Elizabeth remained faithful to the Lord, and the Lord remained faithful to His […]
Today concludes the fourth Sunday studying the titles given to Jesus based on Isaiah 9:6. The final title found in the Scripture passage is “Prince of Peace.” Jesus came to bring peace and even declared it is His to give. To know Jesus is to know peace! This is also the fourth Sunday of advent […]
This message emphasizes Jesus as Everlasting Father, the description given Him by Isaiah the prophet (9:6). We look at John 14:1-11 which describes Jesus equal with the Father, a fundamental truth taught in the pages of Scripture. What is the significance of this doctrine? Listen in to find out!
This second week of advent focuses on the peace available to those who trust in Jesus, the Mighty God. A title Isaiah gives the promised deliverer is Mighty God. The Old Testament teaches the might of God in numerous ways. This message recalls God’s deliverance of Israel from bondage under Pharaoh, connecting that same might […]
Titles communicate something about the person who holds the title. They tell of someone’s skill set or perhaps area of expertise. Isaiah 9:6 is a prophecy made concerning the coming Savior. It includes four titles given – each one describing something true of the Messiah. This message focuses on Jesus being a Wonderful Counselor! […]
For this Christmas eve service, we light the final advent candle, remembering Jesus who has come into the world. Although the world is described by the gospel writer John as being a dark place, Jesus came as light. While light exposes that which can be hidden in darkness, it brings about what is truly good. […]
This Christmas Eve morning worship service lights the fourth advent candle and focuses on Immanuel, meaning “God with us.” We hear what God with us means to each of us on a practical level. Then we focus on the rest of the nativity narrative found in Luke 2:1-20. Humility is laced all throughout these verses […]