Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus. He not only brings hope to a lost world; He is the very hope of God to the world, which all of scripture has been pointing to since the beginning. To celebrate the birth of Jesus is to celebrate God’s faithfulness in fulfilling his promises.
We conclude our sermon series on hope, looking at Jesus’ response to his disciple, Thomas, as he struggled with doubt. God is not afraid of our questions or our doubts. He doesn’t want empty words, but a true and genuine relationship with us. This requires honesty and trust on our part as we struggle through…
God has a history of calling and empowering the unlikely underdog to do the incredible. This week we look at the inspiring story of David, the young shepherd boy, who stands up to the great champion warrior giant of the Philistines, Goliath of Gath. Your giant may change, but our God remains the same, and he is a giant slayer.
Jesus is the one and only hope for the brokenness of sin. In John 8:1-11 we read of the woman who was caught in the act of adultery, and we see how Jesus responds to this woman in the midst of her brokenness, shame, and need. Jesus, the only perfect and holy one without sin, capable of throwing the first stone, instead offers forgiveness, love, grace, and a changed life. He offers us that same hope today.
Jesus invites those who are weary, worn out, and burdened to come and follow him. Jesus offers true peace, rest, and hope as we trade our heavy burdens for his yoke.
Following up on our recent study of Paul’s letter to Philemon, we launched this new sermon series on Paul’s related letter to the church in Colosse. In this letter to the new church of Gentile converts, Paul expresses his thanksgiving for their faith and love, and for the fruit that is being produced in their…
Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
– Zechariah 9:9
Be intentional in giving thanks to God.
There is hope always!
And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.
– Romans 5:3-5