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The Christmas Child: Why Did He Come?

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Colossians 1:1-14 SERMON SUMMARY Christmas is about the baby that changed the world. His story could be viewed through Mary’s eyes, through Joseph’s eyes, through the wise men’s or the shepherds’ eyes. Because you all know the basic story, instead, throughout December we will look at heaven’s perspective on Christmas. The New…

1 Peter – Smile While Suffering

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 1 Peter – 1 Peter 1:1-12 – 2 of 18 SERMON SUMMARY Suffering is a universal language. Tears are the same for Christians, Jews, and Muslims. Sorrow comes to the young and to the elderly-to the rich and to the poor. Since pain is such a pervasive problem, we need a potent…

Jesus Outside the Lines Sermon Series

Jesus Outside the Lines: Part 4 of 4 – Pursue the “Other” – April 29, 2018

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY Today we wrap up our series, “Jesus Outside The Lines”. In week one, we looked at how a proper understanding of grace causes us to view the world around us not as morally inferior or unenlightened, but as people who, like us, are candidates for God’s grace. The next week…

1st Timothy – Part 13 of 13 – Fight the Good Fight of Faith – August 20, 2017

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY As we approach the end of our study of Paul’s first letter to Timothy and the church at Ephesus, we will consider Paul’s final exhortations to Timothy. Paul begins by urging Timothy to persevere in his faith as he waits for Jesus’ return. Verse 12 best summarizes Paul’s final words…

The Jesus of Easter – Part 5 – The Advantages of Jesus’ Absence

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY World-famous Christian illusionist Andre Kole, who specializes in debunking claims others’ make of having supernatural power, has offered a $1,000,000 prize if he is not able to explain a magic trick. Kole came to faith in Christ as a result of trying to prove that Jesus’ miracles were only trickery.…

The Reason for Hope – Part 4 of 4 – The Perfect Christmas Gift

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY Every year there is a new hot Christmas gift that everyone has to have. In 1985 it was Cabbage Patch dolls. In 1989, Nintendo’s Gameboy was the big thing. In 1996, Tickle Me Elmos were flying off the shelf. A couple of years late everyone had Furbys on their shopping…

The Reason for Hope – Part 3 of 4 – Christmas: A Time for Salvation

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY Not only is Christmas a time for celebration and for reconciliation, it is also a time for salvation. When we talk about salvation, we are generally referring to God’s deliverance FROM sin, ourselves, and hell. God offers salvation as a free gift to those who accept Christ (Ephesians 2:8). Our…

The Reason for Hope – Part 2 of 4 – Christmas: A Time for Reconciliation

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY In 1951 an unwanted baby, conceived outside of marriage, was born to a family in Portsmouth, Virginia. The ensuing chaos destroyed the lives of the mother, her husband, and Glenda’s older half-sister. That baby was Glenda Revell1. Glenda begins her autobiography with these words: “If this were just a story…

The Reason for Hope – Part 1 of 4 – Christmas: A Time for Celebration

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY Christmas is a time to celebrate the entrance of God’s son into this world. The Bible contains the original Christmas Story (Luke 2:8-14), in which the angel revealed to the shepherds Christmas’ threefold purpose as a time of celebration, a time for reconciliation, and a time for salvation. Today we…

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