Resolutions for a Revolution

Matthew 2.1–11 Christ-followers (disciples) are on a journey. Just like the “wise men” (magi), we too, are on a journey of seeking Christ. Not only do we seek Christ, we seek to learn from him, and to live like him. Luke 2.39–40 “If you stop learning, you will forget what you already know.” (Proverbs 19.27) … Read more

Christ: Savior or Stumbling Stone?

Luke 2.21—35 Jesus’ birth is an amazing event. Jesus was born in Bethlehem, while traveling to participate in a census. A few days later, Jesus is presented in the temple. Luke points out that their offering is either a pair of doves or two young pigeons, which was the offering made if you were poor. … Read more

All I Want for Christmas

What do you want for Christmas? If you were sitting on God’s knee, and God asked you what you wanted for Christmas, what would you tell him? Well, I’ve been thinking about that question, and tonight, I want to share with you what’s on my list. I’ve narrowed it down to four things. But first … Read more

Lessons from the Shepherds

Luke 2.8–20 One night, while shepherds were simply doing their job and going about their business, they were surprised and terrified by what happened next — they were visited by angels sent from God! It’s a wonderful story, and I think we can learn several important lessons from their experience that incredible night – the … Read more

God is Looking for Voices

We’ve been talking about Luke’s Christmas Songs. During the last two weeks, we looked at Mary’s Song. Today, we’ll take a look at Zechariah’s prayer. It all begins … I love the way Luke begins his gospel. After a brief introduction, he writes, “It all begins with a Jewish priest, Zechariah …” Zechariah & Elizabeth … Read more

God Turns the World Upside Down

Today is the second Sunday of Advent. Advent, which means “coming” or “arrival,” is a time of preparing ourselves for the celebration of the birth of Christ, as well as preparing for Christ’s second coming. Christmas is an Incredible Story: God coming to earth in the form of a human being, a helpless baby. Christ … Read more

God Chooses the Humble

Today is the first Sunday of Advent — the beginning of the Christian calendar. The coming of Jesus 2,000 years ago literally divided time and has impacted the world like nothing else. And for the next four weeks, we’re going to be focusing on the Christmas story. My prayer is that we read the story … Read more

Good Stewards are Grateful

Today, we are finally going to get to talk about the word that’s been on my heart for nearly a year – the word is grateful. Good stewards are grateful! I truly believe that gratitude is one of the most important things anyone can ever learn. You show me a person who has learned to … Read more

Good Stewards are Generous

What’s the difference between people who are generous and people who are not (givers and misers)? Generous people give of their time, talents, and treasures, regardless of how much they have. Generous people overcome fear Generous people know, “It’s not about me!” They value other people. “No person was ever honored for what he received. … Read more

Good Stewards are Godly

What is stewardship? The Bible calls us “stewards” (trustees), which means that we have been entrusted with God’s gifts; we are expected to be responsible and take good care of God’s gifts. This includes: time, talents, and treasures! Get Your Priorities Right – Put God First Having right priorities is about wanting what God wants. … Read more

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