Dec 31, 2017
How Long?
Series: Advent
Sometimes we ask "how long?" when we are suffering with pain, filled with anxiety, brokenhearted over injustice in the world, wondering if God will ever answer prayer, and so much more. We'll meet Simeon and Anna, two elderly people who had waited a lifetime for God to bring the spiritual redemption of their lost neighbors and consolation for their suffering nation, when suddenly the infant Messiah is dedicated in the Temple, and they are chosen as the two witnesses required by God's Law to proclaim Messiah's arrival.
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  • Dec 31, 2017How Long?
    Dec 31, 2017
    How Long?
    Series: Advent
    Sometimes we ask "how long?" when we are suffering with pain, filled with anxiety, brokenhearted over injustice in the world, wondering if God will ever answer prayer, and so much more. We'll meet Simeon and Anna, two elderly people who had waited a lifetime for God to bring the spiritual redemption of their lost neighbors and consolation for their suffering nation, when suddenly the infant Messiah is dedicated in the Temple, and they are chosen as the two witnesses required by God's Law to proclaim Messiah's arrival.
  • Dec 24, 2017Light in Darkness
    Dec 24, 2017
    Light in Darkness
    Series: Advent
    We live in a world filled with the darkness of violence, poverty, racism, sexual abuse, erosion of human rights, etc. We also look within ourselves and see anger, impurity, selfishness, etc. The Prophet Isaiah spoke to his generation that felt similar darkness overwhelming them, warning about the devastation of their sin while casting vision for God's grace through the coming Messiah. We'll learn how God's redemptive mission can transform our lives and shine in the darkness of our generation.
  • Dec 10, 2017Advent Taize Experience
    Dec 10, 2017
    Advent Taize Experience
    Series: Advent
  • Dec 9, 2017Dawn is Breaking
    Dec 9, 2017
    Dawn is Breaking
    Series: Advent
    In the opening of his Gospel, John talks about the coming of Christ, but for him this is not something new or unexpected. John describes how God’s glorious light has been at work from the beginning, and how we can trust in God’s power to illuminate the darkness of our world.
  • Dec 11, 2016Christmas Chaos
    Dec 11, 2016
    Christmas Chaos
    Series: Advent
    Last Sunday we studied the prophecy of Messiah's arrival in Bethlehem from Micah 5:1-5. This Sunday we'll explore the first fulfillment of that prophecy. Jesus chose to enter a chaotic world filled with poverty and oppression while his temporarily homeless parents hurried to Bethlehem in fear. But God was working behind the scenes, and still works today, to unfold God's redemption in the midst of chaos.
  • Dec 4, 2016Least of the Least
    Dec 4, 2016
    Least of the Least
    Series: Advent
    Micah surprised everyone, writing 720 years before Jesus was born, when he prophesied that Messiah would come from the tiny town of Bethlehem. But God often works in surprising ways and through unsuspecting people to fulfill his redemptive purposes.
  • Dec 13, 2015Advent Conspiracy
    Dec 13, 2015
    Advent Conspiracy
    Series: Advent
    This Sunday is the third week of Advent and we will continue comparing and contrasting the shepherds and the magi by learning more about the magi from Matthew 2:1-12. Who were these mysterious magi? Where did they come from? Why did they travel for months to find Christ? The magi were probably Gentiles, intellectually elite, powerful people, while the shepherds were Jewish, lower class, forgotten people in their culture. We’ll be inspired by the journey of these diverse people and challenged to serve diverse people in our world today.
  • Dec 6, 2015Advent Conspiracy
    Dec 6, 2015
    Advent Conspiracy
    Series: Advent
    The shepherds were Jewish, lower class, forgotten people in their culture, who were close to Messiah’s birth. The magi were viewed as pagans, intellectually elite, powerful people, who travelled from far away to worship the Savior. We’ll explore God’s message through these diverse people and God’s call to minister to the “shepherds” and “magi” in our world today.
  • Nov 29, 2015The Manger and Resurrection Life
    Nov 29, 2015
    The Manger and Resurrection Life
    Series: Advent
    A baby was born in a place where animals were kept for the night because there was no room at the inn. There was no pomp or pageantry to announce his arrival. Neither were kings and statesmen invited. But this baby was born to heal, make peace and reconcile humankind to God. Come and be blessed by the revelation of a baby born to give resurrection life.