2021 advent series

Christmas According to the Apostle Paul:

Together, we will explore what the Apostle Paul says about the incarnation and how that shapes how we think about Christmas and how we worship Jesus at Christmas and all year long.

Dec. 5- In the Fullness of Time - Galatians 4:4-6 Listen/ Read

 Dec. 12- God Took the Form of a Slave - Philippians 2: 5-11 Listen

Dec. 19- Reconciliation: The Fullness of God in Human Flesh - Colossians 1:15-23  Listen

Dec 24- Christmas Eve Service- For Your Sake, He Became Poor - 2 Corinthians 8:9   Listen

Dec 26- The Mystery of Godliness - We Confess -

1 Timothy 3: 14-16   Listen

Advent 2020

The Child Born, 

The Son Given

Isaiah 9

Isaiah 9:1-7 is one of the great Advent prophecies of the Old Testament. We'll unpack what it tells us about Jesus during Advent 2020:

Nov. 29 - The Light - "The people walking in darkness have seen a great light . . ." (Jesus is the Light of the World), Isaiah 9:2  Listen | Read

Dec. 6: Wonderful Counselor (The Wisdom of Jesus), Isaiah 9:6 Listen / Read

Dec. 13: Mighty God (The Power of Jesus),  Isaiah 9:6 Listen / Read

Dec. 20: Everlasting Father (The Loving Protection and Provision of Jesus),  Isaiah 9:6  Listen / Read

Dec. 24th Christmas Eve Service  @ 6:30 p.m.: Prince of Peace (Peace of Christ),  Isaiah 9:6 Listen

Advent & Christmas 2019

The King Comes

According to God's Plan

Messages from Matthew 1, which begins with a genealogy. Why begin the New Testament with a list of names? To show that God's long-awaited king came exactly according to God's plan! 

December 8: Son of David, Son of Abraham - Listen | Read

December 15: What Are These People Doing in Jesus' Family Tree? - Listen | Read

December 22: Just Joseph - Listen | Read

December 24: Immanuel - Listen | Read

December 29: Responding to Jesus' Birth (Matt 2:1-12) - Listen | Read

2018 - Behold Your King! 

The Promised King - Luke 1:30-33 - December 17, 2018 - Listen | Read

The Birth of the King (Kingdom Decrees) - Luke 2:1-7 - December 23, 2018 - Listen | Read

The Presentation of the King - Luke 2:22-35 - December 30, 2018 - Listen | Read

mary's christmas - 2017

Many of our thoughts about Mary are unrealistic and over-idealized. We think of her as a statue or a painting or the heroine in a Hollywood movie. In truth, she was an ordinary girl from a small town who was blessed with the incredible burden of being the mother of the Son of God. Join us as we follow Mary through the events of that First Christmas to see how she responded to God's gift and how it changed her life.

Dec. 10th - Extraordinary Announcement (The Annunciation) - Listen | Read

Dec. 17th - Visiting Elizabeth - "A Surprising Visit" - Listen | Read

Dec. 24th (a.m.) - Bethlehem Birth - Listen | Read

Dec. 24th (6:30 p.m.) - Treasuring and Pondering - Listen | Read

Dec. 31st: Go! Tell! - Guest Sermon by Dr. Bruce Fiol - Listen

2016: The Original Christmas Songs

Why do we sing songs at Christmas? What do they mean? In Luke's Gospel, we see four different songs on the lips of four very different people:

Mary, the mother of Jesus, sings in Luke 1:46-56

Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist and uncle of Jesus, sings in Luke 1:67-79

The Angels sing on that first Christmas night in Luke 2:8-14

Simeon sings in the Temple when he sees the baby Jesus in Luke 2:25-35

Hundreds of years before Jesus was born, the prophet Micah had a prophetic song of his own, telling where the Messiah would be born and what He would do.

May God use these messages to put the true songs of Christmas in our hearts and on our lips this year and always!

Micah's Song (Micah 5:2-5a): December 4 - Listen | Read | Bulletin

Mary's Song: December 11 @ 10:30 a.m. - Listen | Read | Bulletin

Zechariah's Song: December 18 @ 10:30 a,m. - Listen | Read | Bulletin

The Angels' Song: December 24 @ 6:30 p.m. - Listen | Read | Bulletin

Simeon's Song: December 25 @ 9:30 a.m. - Listen | Read | Bulletin

Past Advent/Christmas Messages

You can find Advent and Christmas messages from previous years here . . . 

  • 2015: Isaiah 9:1-7

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    December 13: Advent Light - Isaiah 9:1-2 - Listen | Read

    December 20: Advent Joy and Peace - Isaiah 9:3-6a - Listen | Read

    December 27: The Christmas King and His Kingdom - Isaiah 9:6-7 - Listen | Read