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Messages from December 2020

Dec 27, 2020 Worship Service – Live Online

Today’s scripture: Isaiah 61:10 – 62:3 Christmas is over. Or is it? The birth of this baby was more than a miracle for it heralded a new reality for all humanity. The birth of Jesus set in motion the reality of God’s kingdom on earth and secured our salvation through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. For once, and for all-time, we could now embrace true freedom and “right-living” – righteousness. Protection from God’s wrath, from our own sin,…

Dec 24, 2020 Christmas Eve Service – The Great Reveal

Today’s scripture: Luke 2:1-14 The Old Testament leads us in a specific direction that God is headed. Today, we touch on some of the scriptures announcing the future arrival of a Messiah, one who would lead God’s people and bring salvation – freedom. The touching story of the nativity we have heard year after year, but it’s worth repeating again. This baby reveal is the greatest of all time, announced by angels but heralded by shepherds. Luke 1 announces that…

Dec 20, 2020 – God and The Granny Pod

Today’s scripture: 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 In 2 Samuel 7, David sets about to build a house for God. But, what is David’s motive? Is he truly just creating spacefor God, appeasing God, or trying to use his power as king to keep God in “safe” space so David can do what he wants? God denies David this opportunity but then turns the table to uild David a home. this i the love of God,he wants to build you and…

Dec 13, 2020 – Joy on Display

Joy on Display Today’s scripture: Psalm 126 This third week of Advent we light the pink candle, the candle of Joy. Psalm 126 guides us into the notion of joy, “The Lord has done great things for them. The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.” Christmas brings the coming of the Messiah, our savior so even with pandemics, we have much to be joyful about. Pastors and theologians have long argued a difference…

Dec 6, 2020 – Even in the Wilderness of Babylon

Even in the Wilderness of Babylon Today’s scripture: Isaiah 40:1-11 The second Sunday in Advent focuses on faith and this account of Isaiah’s coming from the wilderness – captivity in Babylon, comes to remind us and encourage us to hold onto our faith. It was many years before the people would see Christ but God is faithful to us even in the wilderness of our disobedience and neglect toward God. Isaiah must have been quite the dreamer. He dreamed of…