Be the Shepherds
Christmas Eve 2017
December 24, 2017 • December 24, 2017 • Pastor Dave Dick, Pastor Pete Van Dyke, Pastor Jay Farwell
Merry Christmas and welcome to Canyon Lake Community M Church. Thank you for spending part of your Christmas with us. As a church family we have spent the last 4 weeks in a series entitled “Be the Shepherds,” experiencing this Christmas season through the eyes of the shepherds. We have witnessed the glory of God, the announcement of the Savior, a journey to Bethlehem and the response of others to this amazing news. Today this journey culminates in praise and worship as we join the shepherds in “glorifying and praising God” for all we have seen and heard. “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Today we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. Merry Christmas!
More Than Just Lights
December 17, 2017 • December 17, 2017 • Pastor Jay Farwell
It is so easy for us to get caught by the spirit of this season. The lights, the food, the giving of gifts, and the fellowship of people are all things that can dazzle and bring a sense of wonder. But God did not break through the darkness with amazing light for us to simply be caught up BY the story, but to be caught up IN the story. Rather than simply being dazzled by all that shimmers this Christmas, we encourage you to be caught up in the true joy of Christ’s birth like the shepherds.
Let Us Go!
December 10, 2017 • December 10, 2017 • Pastor Dave Dick
Most of us have experienced missed opportunities, times when we failed to act. This week we continue in our Christmas series, “Be the Shepherds”, as we focus on Luke 2:15-16, “A Call to Action”. We will direct our attention to what the shepherds did with the instructions they received and how their actions can encourage ours this Christmas.
Trusting God in the Dark
December 3, 2017 • December 3, 2017 • Pastor Peter Van Dyke
What a memorable night for the shepherds! Imagine how awestruck those shepherds were at the sight in the sky, “the angel and a multitude of the heavenly host praising God.” The shepherds heard a concert that could be compared to no other. But even greater than the display in the heavens was the message that was shared that holy night - a message of promise and hope for not only the shepherds, but for the entire world - a message for you and me. So what does that familiar message mean for you today? “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” How important is that message to you? How have you experienced that message? Is that message as alive in you today as the first time you heard it? How does that message affect you in all circumstances? Join us this Sunday to hear “good news of great joy.”