A FearLESS Christmas
Message given Christmas Eve concerning God overcoming our inadequacy and not feeling as if we are good enough. Merry Christmas!
Luke 1:26-56 We often overlook the part that Mary & Joseph played in God's great plan! It is so easy to have a romanticised view of Mary & Joseph and we fail to appreciate their situation and the lessons that we should learn from them. How would some of you men respond if your fiancee came up to you…
Opening • Welcome • Events: Christmas program, Banquet, Candle Lighting Christmas night • Lori up to talk about banquet • Boudreaux Joke Message Opening • 2nd Sunday of December • Advent • Anticipate Jesus’ arrival • So much more to it than we think sometimes • 4 But when the fullness of the time had…
Thomas VanderPloeg • Sermon • • 52 views • 24:46
Sometimes we try so hard to make Christmas feel special that forget the ways in which Christmas is also ordinary; God did something special when Jesus was born at Christmas, but it came into an ordinary world in an ordinary way.
A Joyous Restoration Introduction Gen 1 God Created the Heavens and Earth (v.3-5) Light—Good (v.6-8) Heaven—Good (v.9-13) Land/Vegetation—Good (v.14-19) Sun/Moon—Good (v. 20-23) Birds/Fish—Good (v.24-31) Land Animals/Man—Very Good Completion, Wholeness, Very Good Mandate And God blessed them. And God…
God With Us
Gen 10 Shows us the list of the seventy nations which are the initial target of “all nations” that everyone has consequently descended from. 4 ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. 5 Now therefore, if you will indeed obey…
Presented by OrLando Yarborough III Purpose of This Presentation: What it means to wait on God for something better. How to wait on God to receive what He has for you. Advent We are in the season of Advent. During Advent, Christians prepare for and anticipate the coming of Christ. In scripture, there…
The Grand Miracle of Christmas: the Humanity of Jesus
Introduction: December, 2009 I held a newborn baby…14 years ago I cradled a tiny infant in my arms; ney! I barely needed my arms, almost just my hands. Talk about stopping to consider and having a little perspective. Many of you have held an infant, perhaps not in December, but that barely matters; tiny…
Thomas VanderPloeg • Sermon • • 32 views • 27:38
The Christmas season can be filled with a lot of hype. But sometimes all that anticipation can leave us with empty and unmet expectations; the prophet Micah reminds us that what we anticipate and what God actually brings are not always the same thing.
A New Day Dawning
I pulled in to a gas station recently and my son made the comment that THIS IS GOING TO TAKE FOREVER! It’s hard to wait when you’re a kid. As a kid, I remember my mom telling my brothers and I to wait in the car while she ran into a store to return an item. And so, we waited, and waited, and waited!…
God With Us
“death was made the penalty of transgression; and not death simply, but death and the continuance in the corruption of death.” “All things were becoming corrupt: what was God’s goodness to do? Suffer corruption to reign over them? Why, then, was man created? For weakness would be attributed to God if…
God With Us
15 Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” 8 And let them make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell in their midst. 9 Exactly as I show you concerning the pattern of the tabernacle,…
God With Us
In His humanity, God had human needs Jesus was born Luke 2:7 (ESV) 7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. Jesus had to grow up Luke 2:40 (ESV) 40 And the child grew and became strong, filled…
Preparing for Jesus Ourselves The World 1 In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene, 2 during the high priesthood…