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We are celebrating what is traditionally known as Advent. The season in preparation of the birth of Jesus. This year we thought we’d look at an aspect of the coming of Jesus that often is not told or truly understood. That He is the King of all Creation come to once again set up His Rule, but as such He doesn’t come as a conquering King through force of arms and *violent overthrow, but as our series title indicates as the1a.Humble King Christmas then becomes the time when “Royalty Meets Humility”. This morning we will look at how humility *fortifies an already 1b.Unassailable Joy and Love.
Through out this month we are focusing. Today we look at how humility paves the way to real lasting Hope and Peace sll because the Kingdom is ruled by the Humble King.
We are experiencing such a wonderful and memorable frame in this past month: with seemingly so much going on between "closing" on our property and celebrating that last sunday as part of our Thanksgiving observance. This year we look though the aspect of Jesus overlooked. His kinglyness and the absence of counquering through force.
Ephesians 1:16 (ESV) I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers! 2 Corinthians 8:1-3 (NLT2) Now I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters, what God in his kindness has done through the churches in Macedonia. They are being tested by many troubles, and they are very poor. But they are also filled with abundant joy, which has overflowed in rich generosity. For I can testify that they gave not only what they could afford, but far more. And they did it of their own free will. We did it and in such a short period of time!!
Back from a beautiful trip today Pastor Lou 'invites you into his family room' and talks about his time in Israel. Not only that but he goes over topics like what views God's people should have and much more.
In this sermon we use Veterans day as a device to begin talking about Gods plan for us and what it truley means to be a soldier.
This morning I, along with the Staff, are humbled as well as honored to be part of what God is doing among us. It seems that over the years we have seen so much happen with so many people. We’ve had our challenges and they never really go away, but hopefully, and prayerfully as we get older and closer to the Lord, and truly see our dependence on His Spirit, we can go through the things we go through with less tension, strife, or unnecessary burden. The thing that comes up to me each time we have one of these celebration, is not to focus on the Pastors only, but on all of us as part of a Community God has designed out of His Wisdom and for His Purposes. A lot of it is still unfolding, and just as with our purchasing this property, we don’t assume anything but try our best to take one step at a time, looking to Him at each one of those steps, not wanting to do anything or go anywhere He is not leading. Interestingly one *phrase came to me as I was preparing for this Sunday’s message and that was. All for one and *one for all. Do any of you remember that phrase? Maybe this will help.
It is spooky season and this week we focus on very important questions. Is it okay to celebrate the contriversal holiday? Join us as we answer these tough questions.
In this sermon we discuss how it is only through Jesus that our lives can be fulfilled. Dovetailing off a testimony given earlier in the service (not on tape) as well as other things, we begin our new program.
The World is Not Enough. First Point: Come to the Water, Second Point: Get Rid of Idols, Third Point: Put on the Garment of Praise.