Dec 9, 2018
Advent: God’s Abundant Love
Series: Advent
Talk with most anyone in America who claims to be a Christian, and you will probably hear much on the subject of God’s love. Christians disagree about all kinds of things, but most seem to agree that God loves everyone unconditionally. However, the Scripture speaks of God’s love in particular terms, expansive terms, and profound terms. In this message, we shall consider the love of God lavished upon all those who are in Christ. We shall also consider the contrasting posture of God toward all unbelieving sinners.
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  • Dec 9, 2018Advent: God’s Abundant Love
    Dec 9, 2018
    Advent: God’s Abundant Love
    Series: Advent
    Talk with most anyone in America who claims to be a Christian, and you will probably hear much on the subject of God’s love. Christians disagree about all kinds of things, but most seem to agree that God loves everyone unconditionally. However, the Scripture speaks of God’s love in particular terms, expansive terms, and profound terms. In this message, we shall consider the love of God lavished upon all those who are in Christ. We shall also consider the contrasting posture of God toward all unbelieving sinners.
  • Dec 2, 2018Advent: God-Given Hope
    Dec 2, 2018
    Advent: God-Given Hope
    Series: Advent
    More than 700 years before the birth of Christ, a prophet spoke to an obstinate people about eternal joy and peace to come. One could hardly have hoped for such a thing in the midst of their unspeakable horrors. But the promise was real, and the one who pledged it was/is fully capable and trustworthy. The promise of a peace-making, justice-meting, everlasting King was a comprehensive promise, and Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of it. This is true both in His first Advent and also in His second. In this message, we shall consider the eschatological promises in Isaiah 9:1-7 and the implications for our God-given hope today. 
  • Dec 24, 2017ADVENT | CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS SERVICE
    Dec 24, 2017
    ADVENT | CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS SERVICE
    Series: Advent
    The story of Christmas is profound. This narrative is not just seasonally significant, it is life-transforming all year round. In this sermon audio, we will tell the story of Christmas in the context of Christ’s ultimate work upon the cross. Because this Savior came to die, guilty sinners like us have hope that we may live. Selected readings from Scripture, several quotes from insightful theologians, and Pastor Marc’s own commentary provide the content of this joy-filled telling of the Christmas story. May the light of Christ shine through those who see and love Him today."ADVENT | CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS SERVICE".
  • Dec 17, 2017ADVENT | MAKING PEACE
    Dec 17, 2017
    ADVENT | MAKING PEACE
    Series: Advent
    The third week of Advent usually emphasizes peace. This theme, like the others before it, is far-reaching and profound. Peace is the desire of every hope-filled person who laments the condition of the world today. Peace is the longing of every despairing sinner who knows the inevitable justice of God is ever-approaching. In this message, we shall consider the making of peace through Jesus Christ, both personally and universally. May we come to know the true peacemaker, entering into His peace now and anticipating His peace that is still yet to come. "ADVENT | MAKING PEACE".
  • Dec 3, 2017ADVENT | DAWN OF HOPE
    Dec 3, 2017
    ADVENT | DAWN OF HOPE
    Series: Advent
    Advent is from the Latin adventus meaning “coming.” Advent is traditionally a time when Christians memorialize the coming of Christ in His incarnation and anticipate Christ’s imminent return as cosmic judge and king. There are various themes and traditions involved with the Advent season, but the most common is the systematic lighting of 5 candles as part of an Advent wreath. Each candle is representative of a theme or concept related to anticipating and celebrating the coming of Jesus Christ. Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace are the word- themes most commonly associated with the first four candles. Each is lighted in succession over the span of 4 weeks, and the fifth candle is traditionally lighted on Christmas day. The last candle symbolizes Christ Himself, and its lighting becomes the final memorial of the Christmastime expectation and celebration."ADVENT | DAWN OF HOPE".
  • Jan 1, 2017JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE
    Jan 1, 2017
    JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE
    Series: Advent
    Who is Jesus Christ? And, why is this question so important? Well, one may consider questions like these less than critical, but the Gospel of John places them at the center of everything. There is much to be learned from the Gospel of John, but the writers major point is worth noting. Jesus Christ is presented as equal with God and yet distinct from the Father. Jesus is the giver of life and the creator of everything; and He is also subordinate to the Father as well as sent from Him. The opening verses of John’s Gospel are spectacular in their description of this unique man, Jesus Christ, who is the divine Savior of sinners.
  • Dec 25, 2016Advent : Candlelight Service December 25, 2016
    Dec 25, 2016
    Advent : Candlelight Service December 25, 2016
    Series: Advent
    400 years had passed since Malachi spoke the word of the Lord, saying, “I am sending you the prophet Elijah before the great and dreadful day of the LORD arrives. His preaching will turn the hearts of fathers to their children, and the hearts of children to their fathers” (Malachi 4:5-6). Those who believed the promise of God were holding on to something that seemed long forgotten by nearly everyone. Still, some anticipated the arrival of a Spirit-filled spokesman, who would prepare the people for the coming of the Lord...
  • Dec 18, 2016Advent | Peace
    Dec 18, 2016
    Advent | Peace
    Series: Advent
    Advent | Peace
  • Dec 11, 2016Advent | TIDINGS OF GREAT JOY
    Dec 11, 2016
    Advent | TIDINGS OF GREAT JOY
    Series: Advent
    Many Americans seem to be depressed, fearful, anxious, and pessimistic about their future. The hardships we face are certainly to be considered, but it is worth our attention to study these in light of the hardships others have faced before us (and the atrocities some are facing even today). Upon an honest reflection, one may come to realize that the world is a place of constant adversity – for everyone. Can there be joy amid all of this? If so, where is joy to be found? In this message, we will consider the tidings of great joy, which Christ embodied at His coming as the infant King.
  • Dec 4, 2016Advent | THE STEADFAST LOVE OF GOD
    Dec 4, 2016
    Advent | THE STEADFAST LOVE OF GOD
    Series: Advent
    The Psalms sing of God’s love throughout. Psalms 107, 109, and 118 all repeat the loving refrain, but none compares with the steady rhythm of Psalm 136. In 26 verses, the “steadfast love” of God is emphatically proclaimed 26 times. The steadfast love of God is what this Psalm is all about, and it reminds us of the substance of such love. God’s love is no flippant thing; He loves purposefully, profoundly, and powerfully. We shall explore the steadfast love of God from this Psalm with a special focus on the season of Advent. God’s love is most notable in the coming of Christ.