Sermon Becoming the Light of the World

Becoming the Light of the World

The light shining in the darkness has been our topic for these midweek Advent services. Tonight’s message reminds us how Christ overcame the Darkness and how we, the children of God, are the light of the world. Here is today’s full sermon text from John 1: 9 The true light, which gives light to everyone, was …

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Sermon The Light Shines Forth in this Dark World

The Light Shines Forth in this Dark World

We know well the struggles of this world. The darkness is not hidden but often celebrated by those who have turned away from God. The Light we need to navigate this darkness is Christ Jesus. He overcame the world for us so that we may know the Light and live in His love. Christ’s love, …

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Sermon John Prepares the Way for All to See the Salvation of God

John Prepares the Way for All to See the Salvation of God

John the Baptist is an important Biblical figure. He was important enough that he himself was a prophecy. But what importance does John hold for us? John bore witness to Christ. And John’s message could be summed as, “Here is the one we’ve been waiting for. This is the Son of Man who will restore …

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Sermon His Throne Shall Be Established Forever

His Throne Shall Be Established Forever

Even as Christians, we like being the heroes of our own stories. We want to judge the evil, slay the wicked, and establish a kingdom that will last forever. We are promised a kingdom that will last forever, but we are never told that we get to build it. We have been given a great …

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Sermon Christ Brings Good News

Christ Brings Good News

“When Christ appears, he will bring good news to the poor.” This sign was given to us by Isaiah so that we would know what to expect from the promised Savior. But the Pharisees, and many others, had other ideas of the Savior. They were awaiting an earthly ruler to arrive with appropriate pomp and …

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Sermon Until the fullness of time

Until the fullness of time

The Bible is a book full of inheritance. We can see this in the way we divide the books: An Old Testament and a New Testament. Through Adam we inherit a curse, but through Abraham we inherit a promise of a redeemer. So, where does the law fit into these inheritances? The law was given …

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Sermon Comfort ye, my people

Comfort ye, my people

We often think of comfort as a mother’s hug, an encouraging note from a friend or snuggling with a blanket. They are all comforting acts, things that make us feel safe and loved. Now think of God comforting His children. He did so in Isaiah 40 and they are beautiful words (read vs. 1 &2 …

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Sermon The King Humbly Comes

The King Humbly Comes

Jesus entered the city on a donkey. Let that sink in for a minute. Not a horse, or a chariot or a grand beast like an elephant. But a donkey. A lowly animal only good for hauling goods. What a beautiful reminder this is of WHY he came. He came humbly because it is what …

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Sermon John the Baptist Prepares the Way of the Lord

John the Baptist Prepares the Way of the Lord

John the Baptist prepares the way for Christ. But why is that significant? John is our witness. Why do we need a witness? Because we do not put our faith in faith. We put our faith in the Word of God. Some believe that if they just “believe hard enough” or “have more faith” than …

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Sermon Your King Comes Unto You Lowly, and Riding Upon a Donkey

Your King Comes Unto You Lowly, and Riding Upon a Donkey

Wait. Is it Advent or Palm Sunday? It may seem odd at first that the sermon text for the first Sunday in Advent is from Palm Sunday. But upon further reflection, it all ties together nicely. How so? In both Advent and Palm Sunday, we see Christ’s arrival. The King is making His entry and …

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