Sermons on Advent

who is god?

How do you see God? The people of the early church tried to visualize God in order to better understand Him. Jesus came to earth so we could see his human form, not the complete limitlessness of God. He still had His power. He healed the sick and calmed the storms. We take time to…

Themes of Love

Throughout the Bible, God brought themes of love showing how he cared for his children. When He sent His one and only Son Jesus as a baby and a king, this was the ultimate expression of His love for the Israelites, and for us today! Let’s listen as we look forward to celebrating His Birth…

Sheltered by the Shepherd

Who holds authority over us? A boss, a spouse, a baby? Jesus came to earth as a baby, yet He held authority then and now. The authority of Christ over his flock is clear, as the Good Shepherd He laid down His life, was resurrected and continues to watch over His flock today! We pray…

Behold, the Lamb of God!

Our families have many traditions as we celebrate Christmas. The festival of Passover was a tradition for the early Jews. While it celebrated the freeing of the Israelites from slavery, it also foreshadowed the arrival of our Lord Jesus, the Lamb of God. May we not focus only Christ the tiny baby but also Christ…

What’s in a name?

Why are names important to us? Last names mean something, often stemming from what their ancestors did. Jesus’ name meant “he will save his people from their sins”. He lived up to his name as Christ the anointed one. We too are anointed through baptism as Christians. With this anointing comes responsibility, and our behavior…

God becomes man

J.S. Bach has been considered the “fifth evangelist.” In his composition, he asks us to “surely praise Christ” in all we do. As we praise Him, we wonder how our Creator become a human creature? As omnipotent God became powerless as a baby, this was his gift to us, the gift of Jesus. Let us…

John the Doubter

John had sent messengers to confirm with Jesus, was he really the one? Like John, we can have our doubts. As we come down from our “mountaintop experiences,” we also succumb to doubt. Jesus gives us the antidote for doubt, our faith in him. Lord, help us to trust and to be willing to get…

Happy Science – Angry John

John the Baptist challenged the Jews to complete change as the world prepared for Christ.What would inspire such a revolutionary change? The pending arrival of Jesus Christ, requiring a complete change of mind and direction. May we also be ready for personal repentance and preparation to follow our Lord Jesus Christ! He promises victory over death and…