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Sermons from 2018

Sermons from 2018

Christmas Day 2018

One Night In Bethlehem What do you find gives you the deepest joy and contentment in the Christmas season? Is it the carols and traditions? The presents and family? Or perhaps is it the connection that all of humanity has to the biblical story of Christmas. Longing, sacrifice, pain, deliverance, fear, joy, peace – and above all, Hope. As we consider the story of Christmas in Bethlehem we’ll become a participant in the story to see that all of us…

Christmas Eve 2018

Christmas is stressful. Buying gifts, wrapping presents, grocery shopping, traveling… it is all so exhausting. You may spend so much time and effort preparing for the holidays that you don’t have much time and effort left to enjoy it. But what if that all changed? What if this holiday brought you a sense of joy, hope, and acceptance? What if there was more to Christmas than the hustle and bustle we find ourselves immersed in every year? The good news:…
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What if There was More

It’s easy to lose the meaning of Christmas amidst the holiday images that permeate our culture. What if there was more to Christmas than this? What if the true meaning of Christmas could leave you in awe of your Savior… the one whose mother was a virgin, who was born in a stable, and who is fully God yet fully man? Isaiah foretold His coming, and you can rest assured that Jesus’ birth, death, and resurrection means that your victory starts now. Sermon Text: Isaiah 42:1-8
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What If There Was Hope?

Sometimes, when you watch the news, you probably think that the world is a pretty dark place. What if there was a light in the darkness? Jesus is that light. Isaiah explains that Jesus brings comfort and hope to the world, paying for all sins and bringing the good news of salvation to all people. Sermon Text: Isaiah 40:1-11
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What if Joy

What if God removed despair, mourning, and sadness from us? What if, in its place, we had never-ending joy? Isaiah explains that God sent Jesus to earth to do just this. We can find joy, even in times of sadness, because of the promise of eternity we have through Jesus’ defeat of sin. Isaiah 61:1-3
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Generosity in Mission

Our building is an important aspect of our church; we use our facilities to worship and grow in faith with one another. But, our mission doesn’t stop at the end of our driveway. God calls us to take care of the lost – those who do not know Him. Because of God’s generosity to us, we can’t help ourselves but to show generosity to others in our local and global community. Luke 19:10
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Generosity in Sacrifice

Jesus sacrificed everything for us. Because of his death and resurrection, we are assured forgiveness of sin and eternity in Heaven. Worship is our opportunity to thank God for His sacrifice for us. God doesn’t need your money, but He wants your heart. We don’t give to God because we feel guilty or because of a mandate; we give to God out of thankfulness and appreciation for all He has done for us. Giving money and time to God is worship. Romans 12:1-2
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Generosity in Hospitality

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs explains that humans need to have physical needs met, feel safe, and have a sense of belonging to ready themselves for learning and engaging in activities that benefit others. This is exactly why hospitality is so important. Hospitality includes greetings, food, drink, and conversation. But it’s much more than that. The most important aspect of hospitality is how guests feel and what they take away when they leave. We show hospitality to others through serving them at church and in our community because of Christ’s example of hospitality in our own lives. Hebrews 13:1-3
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Generosity in Invitations

The purpose of an invitation is to provide someone with an opportunity to build community and get to know about you. Church may be a foreign place, full of new people and focused on a God whom they may not know. However, with thoughtfulness, persistence, and the work of the Holy Spirit, we can help our guests feel comfortable at church and start on their path to victory. Matthew 9:9-12
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Imitating God: Absurd Generosity

Absurd Generosity Imagine the world around you without God. Having a hard time doing this? That’s because it’s impossible. In this introduction to the series, we’ll recognize the absurd generosity that God shows to us, which sets the groundwork for why we give to others. We are called to be generous because our Father in Heaven spares nothing for our good. God is the first and most generous giver. Scripture: Malachi 3:6-12 Sermon Text: Exodus 34:6-7

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