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.
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  • 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.
  • Nov 27, 2016Advent | Approaching Advent
    Nov 27, 2016
    Advent | Approaching Advent
    Series: Advent
    "Advent | Approaching Advent".
  • Nov 20, 2016Genesis | PATIENTLY EXPECTING THE KING
    Nov 20, 2016
    Genesis | PATIENTLY EXPECTING THE KING
    Both Jacob and Joseph died in Egypt. The promise they had from God was a great inheritance, but their earthly lives did not last long enough to see it. Strangers in the land of promise had become pilgrims in a foreign kingdom, and yet they heard and believed the promises of God. “There is coming a King! His kingdom shall never end, and He will come from Israel.” This promise rings out at the close of Genesis, and it is a reiteration of the promise God made at the very beginning (Gen. 3:15). The conquering King, who would make all things new by bruising the head of that ancient serpent, was the hope of all those who believed and feared God. The same is true today, but we have the marvelous benefit of looking back to the King who did actually conquer. Jesus Christ is now making all things new, and those who believe and fear God are patiently expecting this coming King.
  • Nov 13, 2016Genesis | An Allegorical Gospel
    Nov 13, 2016
    Genesis | An Allegorical Gospel
    There are many stories in the Bible. All of the historical accounts of other people who have gone on before provide us with much to consider. We may learn lessons from their victories and their defeats; and we may learn much about the nature of life under the sun. However, in the story of Joseph and his brothers, we may learn more than simple life-lessons. In this story we see a picture of the Gospel and the sinner’s response to it. Here we have a real-life allegory for better understanding what it means that God offers grace and mercy to sinners in need. Let us watch the story unfold, and may God help us find ourselves in it.
  • Nov 6, 2016Genesis | The God Who Demotes And Promotes
    Nov 6, 2016
    Genesis | The God Who Demotes And Promotes
    The United States presidential election has cause no small amount of discomfort in America. Among many American evangelicals, the discomfort has turned to anxiety and then to panic. This is true for voters of all kinds. In this timely message, we will observe God’s providence in Joseph’s life, and we will seek to apply biblical truth to our lives today. No matter how the election turns out this week, if we look to the Scriptures and the providential God of all creation, then we can find great hope and rest.
  • Oct 30, 2016Team Impact | The Gospel & Its Consequences
    Oct 30, 2016
    Team Impact | The Gospel & Its Consequences
    According to Scripture, there is nothing more critical for humans to comprehend, nothing more invigorating for sinners to believe, and nothing more compelling for Christians to study. The Gospel is the saving message of Jesus Christ, and it is the eternal bond of all Christ-followers. It is also the captivating reason we gather as a church family each Sunday morning. But, I wonder how many Christians would be able to briefly, accurately, and passionately articulate the Gospel. Christians ought to have more than an introductory knowledge of the Gospel. Christians ought to recognize the difference between the “Jesus action figure” and the real thing. In this message we will take a close look at the Gospel message and some of its significant consequences.