With the fulfillment of God’s promise to send a savior, a person might think Jesus’ birth completed it and was the end of it. But the completion of something is never just the end, Pastor John says, but also a beginning as well. Jesus, for example, had to live his perfect life. For us, his life opens the door to new beginnings. Message delivered 12/28/15.
There are three ways we can respond to God’s birthing his will, plan and purpose into the world. One is like the Magi who were prepared eager to see it. One is like King Herod who didn’t want anything to do with it. And the last is like the shepherds who were blown away by it. Message delivered 12/21/15.
Pastor John opens a three-part teaching series on the birth of Jesus by first examining the promise of his birth. The baby being born didn’t change our hearts, but it set it up so that things really could change. Message delivered 12/7/14.
The wonderfully comforting promise in Jeremiah 29:11 “I know the plans I have for you…” (too bad it was to be preceeded by 70 years in captivity!) has additional promises, including “you will seek me and find me.” Pastor John explores the nature of seeking. Message delivered 1/6/13.
There are important lessons in the mission and presence of the Magi in the Christmas story. Three messages delivered 12/16/12 and 12/23/12.