The Mission and the Message of the Church do not change over time, or from culture to culture. What does need to be open to change, however, is the method which we seek to communicate and share Jesus’ Message as we are on His Mission in an ever-changing world. The Great Commission must take priority…
What the Church needs is not a new mission, but rather to unify around the mission that Jesus has already given us- to make disciples. In this message, we take an in-depth look at the Great Commission and how we can and need to work together to develop generations of mature followers of Jesus.
In all of life’s busyness and stress, it is all too easy to lose focus on what matters most- Jesus. We must continually choose to recalibrate our focus and to pursue Him in our everyday life, despite all of the distractions that seek to pull us away from Jesus.
King Hezekiah was faithful and obedient to God, bringing radical reformation to Judah. Immediately after this great reform, Hezekiah encounters great adversity, as King Sennacherib the feared Assyrian army surround and threaten Judah. This morning we look at Hezekiah’s response to this great threat, fear, and anxiety that he encounters in his efforts to obediently…
Ever feel like you need to press a reset button and start fresh? This New Year we look at the story of King Hezekiah and the reformation that he brought to Judah in a time where God’s people desperately needed a reset.
In His advent, Jesus brings us His hope, love, joy, and peace. He also brings us to a point of decision, where we have to decide for ourselves how we will respond to His rule and reign. Will you respond as wise men and the shepherds did?
Matthew and Luke each give us different details and perspectives of Jesus’ birth. For this reason it is helpful to take them both into account in studying and celebrating the birth of Jesus.
Jesus is the promised Prince of Peace. He comes to redeem and to restore a broken and sinful world that desperately needs Him. He offers true and everlasting peace.
To recognize who Jesus truly is, and what He accomplishes in His advent is to be overwhelmed with His hope, love, and joy. This is precisely what we see in Mary, Elizabeth, and Zechariah as they are overwhelmed with joy at the promise of His birth.
Before Jesus spoke a word about love in His earthly ministry, He had already powerfully demonstrated His unparalleled love in the very act of His birth. He lovingly came down to rescue and save us from our sins, by laying down His life in our place.