Advent4 Romans 16:25-27 “Mystery Revealed in Doing”
Before any traveling, cooking, shopping, wrapping, decorating, or celebrating: Is what I’m focused on right now something that is drawing me toward God, keeping me stuck where I am, of moving me away from the heart of God.
Advent2 Mark 1:1-8 “Tying Laces”
Repentance is seeing the mistakes we make. Think about a good athletics coach, their job is not to only talk about the good things that the team accomplished, but they spend more time pointing out the problem, potential problems, studying tapes of past problems, assistant coaches to look out for offense and defense, all to…
Psalm 80 “Restore Us”
Come Lord with your mighty presences. We need to see you face. We need you to be with us, here and now
Isaiah 2:1-5 Walking in Light
Before HOPE is fulfilled for us in CHRIST, begin our work of TRANSFORMING the things that divide us so that we are less apt to resume a battle if we are not preparing for battle.
Isaiah 9:2-7 Luke 2:1-20 Christmas Eve—Arrive
For Christians, Christmas Eve is a moment of open arms— as a midwife who extends her arms to receive the newly born child. As the church, we also extend our arms to receive Jesus once again, with all that he has to offer: an incomparable love, a huge smile, the smile of God over humanity…
Adv3: Do Zephaniah 3:14-20 Luke 3:7-18
The DO is to a call to worship, to praise, to celebrate, to recall the words of promise, the remember God is for us, to remind one another we are called to love even though we have not always been loving.
Advent 1 Stand Jer. 33:14-16 Luke 21:25-36
Key words: hope, redemption, alert The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David; and he shall execute justice and…