A Classic Christmas

Christmas at Potential 2020

Christmas Teardown

December 27, 2020 • Pastor Carson Gramling

Christmas is over. The celebrations have passed, all the food has been eaten, every present unwrapped and neatly put away. Decorations come down and life resumes as it were. Life is a lot like that—especially as the new year rolls around. As we take down the decor, we also strip ourselves of the things that we want to rid ourselves of. And we then clothe ourselves in the habits and attributes that we want to adopt in the new year. What does God desire for us to take into the new year?

The Nativity

December 24, 2020 • Pastor Troy Gramling

The Christmas season culminates with Christmas Day, where we celebrate the birth of Jesus, born in a stable surrounded by animals. Humble beginnings, the Son of God Himself. What is it that you believe this Christmas? God created you for a purpose, and to reach the potential to be all that God created you to be!

Fashioned for Christmas

December 20, 2020 • Pastor Tyler Gramling

Christmas is a time of reflection, as Jesus changed us, we strive to be better and usher in the coming new year with new habits, and a changed heart. As they say, out with the old, in with the new! It’s like cleaning out your closet from last year’s tattered clothes—it’s time to put on your new, designer clothes of love and forgiveness! Pastor Tyler Gramling shares from his heart on letting go of our past, and letting God take us forward with new hearts!

Classic Christmas Cards

December 13, 2020 • Pastor Troy Gramling

One of the fun traditions around Christmas is receiving beautiful Christmas cards in the mail from loved ones, both near and far. There’s usually a photo, and then often a letter telling of all the good news from the past year. What would a Christmas card from God look like? Maybe your year hasn’t been the best—you aren’t alone, life is sometimes hard! But behold—God sent His Son, Jesus, to be born on Christmas thousands of years ago, so that the ending to your story in life will be filled with HOPE!

Christmas Movies

December 6, 2020 • Pastor Troy Gramling

Are you living in circumstances that you don’t like? Maybe your life isn’t going exactly as you had planned. Do you blame others for your failures or shortcomings? Living with this victim mentality won’t change your situation—in fact, it’ll only hurt it. This Christmas, let God show you another way to live. Take ownership of your life, make the changes, and let God guide you into a life of abundance and fulfillment!

Christmas Cooking

November 29, 2020 • Pastor Matt Jacobs

When planning and preparing for the Christmas cooking, there are so many ingredients and preparations that go into a beautiful, delicious Christmas meal spread. More than this, the Christmas table is a place of fellowship, where everyone should be welcome and no past debts held onto. Ouch—that can be hard to do, to forgive and welcome those who have hurt us. God forgave us for all of our failures and mistakes—and in the season of Christmas, we are to model Him and reconcile with one another as He has reconciled with us!

Thanksgiving at Potential

November 25, 2020 • Pastor Troy Gramling

It’s easy to be thankful and grateful when life is good and things are going in your favor. Then there are times when nothing seems to be going your way—life doesn’t seem so great. How can we still see God’s blessings when we can’t see past our current, maybe not-so-great circumstances? Pastor Troy Gramling shares a message about gratitude and leaning on God in ALL times—the good AND especially the bad!

Shopping List

November 22, 2020 • Pastor Troy Gramling

As preparations for Christmas continue, you may find yourself shopping for special gifts for your loved ones, family, and friends. It’s the season to celebrate giving gifts to others as God gave us the ultimate gift in his Son, Jesus. But more than physical gifts, what does God want us to be “shopping” for this Christmas? He alone gives us the peace, joy, and hope, which surpass any material gift we could ever receive!

Decorating for Christmas

November 15, 2020 • Pastor Troy Gramling

As Christmas time draws near, we find ourselves readying for the holidays with preparations and decorations. There’s excitement in the air and joy at the celebration of the birth of Jesus. What do you think God is preparing for at Christmas? Pastor Troy Gramling shares that while we hurriedly prepare for Christmas, God is preparing for His return and a revival among us!