I know so many people who don't think that the Christmas story is relevant anymore, and this crowd probably also didn't see Christmas right in front of them, or why it mattered to them. It's easy to miss it, isn't it? Are you going to seek Jesus this season, invite him to be "God with us" in your life? Are you going to marvel like Mary and Joseph at what God is doing in your very midst, at the promises that were made that are being fulfilled?
Sermon | Active Waiting; Because God Makes and Keeps His Promises
At the root of any waiting lies a promise. Something was pledged or committed to us. There are two ways to wait, passive waiting or active waiting. For this message, we're going to look back at how God makes and keeps his promises.
Searching for Happiness, or Joy That Comes From God
Happiness is not a bad thing, but it can be misleading. We can see how seeking happiness, rather than joy, got the first humans, Adam and Eve, in trouble. They were created by God in his image, were placed in a perfect environment with everything they would need, in the very presence of God, in relationship with him, and there was only one condition. God said, "You cannot eat from that tree."