Monday, January 21, 2013

Remain [2]

The second message in our series on "The Vine and the Branches" (John 15) looks at what we can and can't do to remain connected to Christ. The key is not to trust our own striving, but to let the life of Jesus live in us.

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Remain [1]

Fruit is the evidence of a new creation. Building off our New Year's message we begin a look at John 15 to see how remaining in Christ is the key to a fruitful and abundant life. This first sermon looks at the vital connection, the vital corrections and the vital conviction needed to grow.

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A New Creation

The following quote from Paul David Tripp launches us into the New Year. "The New Year has no power to produce a new you, but that's exactly what grace does; new acceptance, new identity and new power." This message looks at how grace is key in becoming a new you in the new year.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The King's Birthday

It's Jesus' birthday! Have you responded to the invitation, picked out the perfect gift and come to celebrate? This message from Christmas Day reminds us that its Jesus' party and the whole world is invited.

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An Ancient Nativity

The history of Bethlehem invites us to add a few older pieces to our traditional nativity sets this Christmas. The story is not complete unless we consider the contributions of Jacob, Ruth and David (and their Bethlehem connections) to the tale of Christ's coming.

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Christmas in Newtown

The horrific events that shattered the peaceful community of Newtown, CT have impacted us all. This special evening message in response to the tragedy looks at how the Gospel of the Christmas Season can help heal our hurts and direct our actions in the coming days.

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The Fullness of Time (3)

In the last message in our series looking at Christmas from Galatians 4:4-5; we consider the character of Scrooge from Dicken's classic "A Christmas Carol." In Scrooge's tale of redemption we catch a glimpse of why Christ came to us in the fullness of time.

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