- Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14
- Matthew 2:1-12
- Isaiah 60:1-6
Sermon Series: Freedom Bound -- Advent to Epiphany 2015
Sermon Title: The Path of Mercy (2 of 6)
Scripture Reading: Malachi 3:1-2; Luke 1:76-79; Mark 10:46-52
The Advent season is a time of reflection on how God's coming in Jesus releases us from personal, social, and historical chains that bind us. The theme for this Advent-Epiphany season is "Freedom Bound." We live in the paradox that we are both bound and free, on a march to freedom but encumbered by the burden of sin we carry; we are carrying the scars of struggle but living with a new hope. God's freedom takes us down pathways of justice, mercy, trust, love, service, and inclusion.
In The Path of Mercy, pastor David shares how the light of Christ’s coming is God’s mercy to us, in order that we might be freed from our darkness. Listen to David and view the slides here.
Sermon Series: Lent to Easter 2015
Sermon Title: The God Who Isn't Scared of the Dark
Scripture Reading: John 3:14-21, 8:12, 12:46; Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 18:2-6, 25-28
What is God doing? What does he want to do? Whatever God is doing, it isn't "same old, same old." God wants to do a new thing!
Our Lent to Easter 2015 series focuses our attention on our need to see how and where God is at work in our personal walk with him, and in the life of our church. Are we listening? Do we recognize the Holy Spirit at work?
Life is hard, and sometimes it feels like we’re alone. The world can be a dark and scary place, and we can even find ourselves in that darkness, lost in the shadows. But God is present and able to rescue us. He isn’t scared of the dark. Jesus, the light of the world, has come to expose the darkness and dispel the fear of sin and death. It’s where we least expect to find God that he can be found, walking in the valley with us. To our amazement, he invites us to meet him there and be changed by the experience.
Listen to pastor David and view the slides here.