The time is near! Come and embrace these days of Advent with a Christ-Centered spirituality. Our 2018 Advent Midweek series explores a Christian Theology of Time. Beginning on Wednesday, December 5th we look at four key Biblical teachings about time. While few Christians would find these claims controversial, often our daily life does seem to … Continue reading Readings for the First Midweek Advent Service (12.5.2018)
Something missing this Christmas? A repost from Advent 2015 Hear the full audio of "What is Lacking in Your Faith?" A sermon on 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 First Sunday in Advent (reposted from 2015) 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 (ESV) 9 For what thanksgiving can we return to God for you, for all the joy that we feel for … Continue reading What is Lacking in Your Faith?
We pray: "Stir up your power, O Lord, and come, that by your protection we may be rescued from the threatening perils of our sins and saved by your mighty deliverance; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever." Amen. Here are the readings appointed in … Continue reading Readings for the First Sunday in Advent (12.2.2018)
Hear the full audio of "The Least in the Kingdom" A sermon on Matthew 11:2-11 (ESV) Third Sunday in Advent, 17 December 2017 Christ fulfills what the prophets foretold. In caring for John the Baptist, Christ grounds John’s faith outside of his own thoughts and imagination, back to sure ground in the Words and Deeds … Continue reading The Least in the Kingdom
Hear the full audio of "Time to Wake Up" A sermon on Romans 13:8-14 (ESV) First Sunday in Advent, 3 December 2017 In Gesthemane, we behold that Christ who calls sleepy disciples to follow him. He found that time and again, His disciples needed him to wake them up. His voice rings out through St. … Continue reading It’s Time to Wake Up: The Sermon
Reflections on the text for "It's Time to Wake Up" A sermon on Romans 13:8-14 First Sunday in Advent, 3 December 2017 "Advent" means "the arrival of a notable person, thing or event," according to the New Oxford English Dictionary. Advent is also the first season of the new liturgical Church Year. Our readings, songs … Continue reading It’s Time to Wake Up: The Passage
Midweek Advent Service Hear the full audio of "You Received The Word of God" A sermon on 1 Thessalonians 2:1-20 (ESV) First Midweek Advent Service, 29 November 2017 First Thessalonians, Chapter Two: (ESV) For you yourselves know, brothers, that our coming to you was not in vain. But though we had already suffered and been … Continue reading You Received The Word of God
The lessons here for Sunday School on 12th February 2017 review the events of the day we know as Palm Sunday. Our materials focus on the accounts in Mark 11:1-10 and Luke 19:28-40. I'd like to invite and encourage you to listen to the sermon from the 1st Sunday in Advent. It looks at the Palm Sunday … Continue reading Your King Comes to You