Text: Luke 2:22-35 The story of Christmas is the story of expectancy. The expectation that God would one day rescue his people. The expectation that he’ll one day make all the sad things come untrue. Simeon, too, was filled with expectancy. He had been promised that one day, he’s see the Messiah face-to-face. Little did [...]
Text: Luke 2:8-14 If you’ve ever seen a Christmas card--or watched A Charlie Brown Christmas--chances are you’re familiar with the song the angels sang announcing the birth of the Messiah to an audience of shepherds. Listen along and find out more about just how good the message was the angels delivered that night so long [...]
Luke 1:57-79 In this sermon, we learn about the song Zechariah--John the Baptist’s dad--sang after the birth of his boy. A song, surprisingly, not about his son! What could make a new dad shift focus to something other than the birth of his own child? Even bigger news.
Text: Matthew 6:5-15 The last of our series on the Lord’s Prayer, in this message we discuss the continual need for rescue people have--and that only God can provide. Listen along to find out more about what sin and forgiveness are, what “lead us not into temptation” means, and how we are rescued from the [...]
Text: Matthew 6:5-15 Is is wrong to ask for things when we pray? Does God care about our physical needs? Are the things he provides for us ends in themselves, or do they take us somewhere even greater?
Text: Matthew 6:5-15 We’re all expert “kingdom builders.” The only problem? We’re typically trying to build kingdoms of one--ours. And when we do, things inevitably go haywire. But what if God is inviting us into something much bigger--and much better--than our stifling little empires?
Text: Matthew 6:5-15 How would your life change if you really believed that you had a Father in heaven who loves you and is working for your good? Is that the kind of God you’d want to trust, to honor, to make much of? Listen along to find out more!
Text: Matthew 6:5-15 If you could ask Jesus to teach you just one thing explicitly-- “Will you teach me how to…”--what would it be? The disciples had that very opportunity. And they asked him to teach them to pray. So, if you’re confused about how to get started in prayer, you’re in good company! And [...]
Text: Luke 9:23-25; Hebrews 12:1-3 Is being a Christian just about “dating Jesus”? You know, obeying him when it’s convenient, trusting him when it feels good, nodding his direction when we need a religious fix? Or is there something more? According to Scripture being a Christian is about trusting and obeying Jesus with our entire [...]
Text: Matthew 3:13-17; 28:16-20 Of all Christian teachings, the doctrine of the Trinity might be the one that elicits the most blank stares and raised eyebrows. Folks often see it as confusing, irrelevant, or downright wrong-headed. But Christians have always insisted that this is, in fact, what the Bible teaches about God. So, what do [...]