The One Who
Rev. Christian B Creyer • Sermon • • 306 views • 19:09
Let us pray…Gracious and Loving God, as we come before you this day, our hearts are full of love for you and the life of your Son, our minds are full of the things that we need to do yet today and in this coming week, and our eyes cannot escape all that flashes before them as we scan the TV, computer,…
The One Who
Rev. Christian B Creyer • Sermon • • 197 views • 19:39
Let us pray…Gracious and loving God, as we come before you today, we pray for hearts focused on you, for ears trained to your still speaking voice, and eyes to see clearly the path you have laid before us, Amen. The Invitation I know in the last year this does not or has not happened much but think back…
The One Who
Rev. Christian B Creyer • Sermon • • 61 views • 18:49
Let us pray…Gracious and loving God, as we move further away from your Son’s birth, help us in this day to remember the glow, the excitement, and the joy that came from celebrating his birth. As we come before you today in this time of reflection, open our hearts, minds, and spirits to your still speaking…
Many days after Jesus’ birth, a group of Magi arrived. These Magi were wise men of their people. Likely high class because of the privilege they had to spend their days learning. Their learning seemed to included astrology, numerology, and religion. They were from the east, beyond Israel; likely Arabians.…
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Scripture Reading 1 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of King Herod, wise men from the east arrived unexpectedly in Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.” 3 When King Herod heard this, he…
If Magi were so despised by the culture and condemned by the Scripture, why did Matthew place them at the presence of Christ, God’s Son? In fact, this is not the only scandalous story he told. Let's look at the provocative message of Matthew's Magi story.
Rev. Christian B Creyer • Sermon • • 90 views • 31:10
Jesus Christ was Called to His Mission This morning, we are going to jump right into this passage, just as Jesus jumped right into teaching when he reached the area surrounding the Sea of Galilee, and in particular, his home town of Nazareth. I just want to give you a couple historical/contextual facts…
Pastor Glenn • Grace United Family Church • Sermon • • 17 views • 41:27
"Christmas time is here", so the kids sing the opening song of "A Charlie Brown Christmas." A holiday favorite. Along with many other holiday favorites. But is it possible that what we look forward to the most this time of year are all the trappings of Christmas? The lights. Tinsel. Non-stop Christmas songs. And of course, Santa at the tail end of the Christmas parade. But what would Christmas look like with the trappings chiseled away, with only Jesus there? Join the Grace United crew as we explore the first of 4 pictures of who Jesus really is: Christ as the Light of the world.
Shawn Kasten • Sermon • • 3 views • 35:21
ENGAGE Hello everyone! Most of you know me, but for those of you who don't, I am Shawn Kasten, Associate Pastor of Discipleship here at Elk River. So Christmas is over, we have all taken our trees down and put away all the wrapping paper and ornaments, but when we think about the first Christmas, there…
Jack M. Brown • Sermon • • 1 view
As I mentioned earlier, today we celebrate Epiphany Sunday, a date set as January 6th in the early church—twelve days after Christmas—to commemorate Jesus’ appearing to the world. “Epiphany” means “manifestation” or “revealing.” We often use the word to describe an aha moment—a moment of insight when…
Caleb Ingrum • Sermon • • 4 views
ANNOUNCEMENTS: *CHURCH UPDATES: Digital and paper connect Card DECLARATION: Ephesians 2:20–22 (ESV) 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, 21 in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. 22 In him…
Epiphany: The Revealing of Christ
Michael Coppock • Sermon • • 4 views
As we begin the Epiphany season, it is a time of the revealing of Christ to the world. Celebrating the coming of the Christ child opens the world up to the possibility of something new and exciting as we enter this new year. It is a time of hope and promise when we look forward to what God has in store for us.
Michael Coppock • Sermon • • 29 views
Isaiah tells us that the light of God will shine through his people and that the nations will be drawn the light that shines within them. Today is a day of new beginnings where we make a commitment to let the light of Christ shine in us and proclaim his good news to the world.
Allison Beaty • Sermon • • 3 views
Today our church will be remembering the magi, the wise men, that came to give the gifts of frankincense, myrrh, and gold to Christ. The account comes in the book of Matthew chapter 2. Sometimes, around Christmas, we conflate all of our Christmas stories together, putting Luke’s account with Matthew’s.…