Light in the Darkness
It seems like darkness has taken over this year. Sickness, natural disasters, social unrest, politics, and more have dimmed our view of the world. We find ourselves wondering if it’s worth hoping for normal to return or if peace is even possible.
But all is not lost. There is a light in the darkness. On the first Christmas, Jesus came into the world to live a perfect life and died an undeserved death so we could be free from the darkness of sin. Because darkness is defeated, we can live in the light of Christ, no matter our earthly circumstances.
December 5, 2020: The Need for The Light
When God first created the earth, everything was great … until it wasn’t. The world became a very dark place in a heartbeat. After humans fell into sin, God promised to send a rescuer into the darkness of sin. As we recognize our need for the light of Christ in our lives, we can rest on God’s promises to save us from the darkness.
Sermon Text: Genesis 3:1-15
December 12, 2020: The Assurance of Light
Many of us are aware of God’s promises for us, but we grow weary easily. We need assurances along the way to remind of that God is for us and loves us unconditionally. Throughout the Scriptures, God provides assurance with many prophecies of the coming light.
Sermon Text: Isaiah 7:10-14
December 19, 2020: Preparing for the Light
As the holidays grow close, we make preparations for meals, decorations, and gatherings. We also need to prepare our hearts. The light is coming, and as we get ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus, we need to examine our hearts and recognize our deep need for a Savior.
Sermon Text: Isaiah 40:1-11
December 24, 2020: The Light Has Come
The hope of the world has come. Jesus’ birth meant that God’s promises were fulfilled. The light came to earth to get rid of darkness. Jesus, the light of the world, is our sure and certain hope. We don’t have to live in the darkness of our current circumstances; we can live in the light of Christ.
Sermon Text: Isaiah 9:2-3, 6-7 & John 8:12
December 27, 2020: Living By the Light
Darkness has vanished. Our lives are transformed by Jesus, who came to bring the world out of darkness and into the light of God’s love. When we remember this and live by the light of Christ, how we view and interact with the people around us is impacted. We are inspired to share the light with all those who live in darkness.
Sermon Text: John 3:16-21 & Colossians 3:12-17