Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Message from December 22 2013

Merry Christmas! In this message, we look at what Joseph had to go through with the announcement of Mary's pregnancy. He loved her and didn't want her to die for what looked like unfaithfulness, but he didn't want to marry her either. This message deals with Joseph's shame, and through it all we see God with him, and God with us.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Message from December 8

This message is part of our "Beating the Christmas Blues" series. The birth of Jesus was for Mary a mixture of joy and sorrow, and an old prophet told her that a sword would pierce her heart. What was that sword? What about parents today whose children are on a path that might bring sorrow?

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Message from December 1 2013

Sometimes the Christmas season isn't as joyful as we wish it were. This series explores how the birth of Jesus brought a combination of joy and sorrow to those who were around, like the shepherds who didn't realize what the Saviour meant to their jobs.

Announcements for December

The Complete Series on Galatians - "The Song of Freedom"

Galatians 1:1-5 - The Christian life is much more about what Jesus gives to us than what we give to Him.


Galatians 1:6-10 - What does it mean to be a servant of God?


Galatians 1:11-24, 2:1-10 - When Paul speaks about grace, this is what he means.


Galatians 2:11-14 - Partiality and prejudice have no place in the kingdom of God.


Galatians 2:15-21 - This is the definition of living the Christian life, containing perhaps the most important verse in the Bible for Christians.

Galatians 3:1-14 - What is the connection between obedience to the law and faith?


Galatians 3:15-18 - The promise to Abraham (and us) is superior to the law revealed to Moses.


Galatians 3:19-25 - Why was the law added to the promise and to faith? Do we need it?


Galatians 3:26 - 4:7 - We are better than God's servants; we are his children.


Galatians 4:8-20 - Living by grace alone is harder than living by grace plus works.


Galatians 4:21-31 - Paul uses an Old Testament analogy to show the difference between living by law or by grace.

Galatians 5:1-12 - What does freedom in Christ look like?

Galatians 5:13-15 - Freedom is not about pleasing yourself but about putting others before yourself.


Galatians 5:16-25 - Walking in the Spirit is what is appropriate for believers, but what does it look like?


Galatians 5:26 - 6:10 - There is one law that Christians are under: the law of Christ, loving others.


Galatians 6:11-18 - Believers are meant to put complete confidence in what Christ has done, and not in what we can do ourselves.