God with Us
Week Four: PEACE: The Angel's Candle
December 22, 2019 • Pastor Jeff Beckett
The angels appear over and over in the first Christmas story … They are full of just enough information to force everyone to trust that God is up to something new and amazing. But what exactly is God up to …? God is making peace between fallen humanity and himself, and Jesus is the “peace child.” What would you give for a little peace? All that is required is a little faith.
Week Three: JOY: The Shepherd’s Candle
December 15, 2019 • Pastor Jeff Beckett
This week we get to talk about joy … It just feels good to say the word … even better to sing about it! But when joy is absent, nothing can feel more lifeless and pointless. If your version of Christianity does not bring you joy, you are doing it wrong
Week Two: Faith, A Journey to Bethlehem
December 8, 2019 • Pastor Jeff Beckett
Today we tackle the Advent theme of FAITH in lighting the Bethlehem Candle, and to do so we are going to zero in on one of the most obscure of Christmas characters… Joseph. Joseph is never recorded as speaking a single word in scriptures, yet his actions speak volumes about faith and love and trust of God at Christmas!
Week One: Here Comes Hope!
December 1, 2019 • Pastor Jeff Beckett • Isaiah 7, Isaiah 9
Our Advent Series, “God With Us” begins today! Week One focuses on HOPE! The OT prophets spoke of Jesus’ unique birth, His matchless life and His atoning death… Some prophecies go all the way back to the Book of Genesis. Knowing our desperation was real and our condition dire, God directed rays of hope forward into our hearts… This Christmas, those rays are still bringing hope to all wise enough to let Jesus in!