Advent series

Repent of Your Sin and Religion
All Series: Advent  Baptism  Matthew  Repentance  

Readings: Matthew 3:1-12 Quotes:  “Because the only people baptized prior to this time were those converting from paganism to Judaism.  These converts, Gentiles, were considered unclean, so they were required to participate in t a symbolic washing of their filth so as to become worthy of join the community of Israel.  The convert baptized himself, …

The Miracle of Christmas: A New Heart
All Series: Advent  Luke  Repentance  Worship  

You cannot avoid miracles in the Christmas story. If you were to try and remove them, you would gut the story of its most crucial elements. Angels appearing, prophecies being fulfilled, God becoming a man. But maybe the greatest miracle of all in the Christmas story is a new heart; God made a way for Mary’s song to be our song.

Taking Second Place
All Series: Advent  Luke  The Christian Life  

John the Baptist shows us a way of life in this passage that is not only right, but satisfying: the life of taking second place. It’s not natural, nor is it easy, but it is rewarding.

Signs to Show His Advent is Near
All Series: Advent  Luke  

Jesus tells us that signs will accompany his second advent: calamities, wars, natural disasters, etc. Jesus exhorts us to be ready, to be on watch, to not fall in love with this world! Just as surely as he came the first time, so he will return a second time to make all things right! This is the hope of Advent.

Will You Take the Baby Home?
All Series: Advent  

The Advent season is always filled with great joy and festivity, and rightly so, but the real question is “Will you take the baby home?” Jesus did not come to stay in a manger, but to teach, heal, fulfill, die, and rise. Will you embrace the Christ child after Advent or will we give him away?

What is Advent Love?
All Series: Advent  

Love is possible because of Advent. It first existed among the members of the Trinity in eternity past, but now has overflowed into our existence here on earth. What is more, the coming of Jesus Christ into the world teaches us about what love looks like.

The Gift of Lasting Joy At Advent
All Series: Advent  

Isaiah encountered God and was never the same; he found a deeper well of joy than the ones he knew on earth. While there is joy to be had in the world, it is fleeting and will ultimately fail. The joy that is offered at Advent in the gift of Jesus Christ is an everlasting joy that abides and remains.

Why Jesus is The Prince of Peace
All Series: Advent  

Jesus’ arrival two thousand years ago did not bring peace, and today our world seems to be as tumultuous, anxious, and divided as ever. So how can we make sense of Christian’s claim that Jesus is The Prince of Peace? Pastor Josh Moore gives two reasons why we should not say Jesus is our Prince of Peace, and two reasons why we should.