“The Love of Christmas” | Isaiah 11:1-10 | Dr. Jim Everette
“Do you see yourself more like a wolf or a lamb? A lion or a yearling? Who do you see as your opposite in this regard? Why? What does it mean for the two of you that God does not change wolves into lambs, lions into yearlings, or vice versa; but offers transformation so they may live together peacefully. What might that transformation look like for you?”
“Christmas Present, Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” | Luke 2:8-11 | Dr. Randy Ashcraft
Christmas is a season of colliding emotions. It is certainly a time for joyous celebration, however the trappings of the season can leave us longing for more. All of us want to be happy, especially at Christmas. But often we are so overextended we miss the real Presence of the one who’s birthday we celebrate. Best we can tell joy infused the hearts of those who first celebrated the birth of Jesus. What is joy anyway?
DECEMBER 5 | ONLINE & IN-PERSON
“Because of Jesus, I Found Peace” | Matthew 1:18-25 | Dr. Jim Baldwin
Joseph’s story is about a man who was caught up in an emotional and spiritual tornado and who needed some good news. Each of us comes to a place of needing good news as well. We need the peace that Joseph found in the middle of the storm raging around him. Hear what the story of Joseph can teach us today.
NOVEMBER 28 | ONLINE & IN-PERSON
“The Hope of Advent: You Matter. You Are Not Alone.” | Luke 1:5-17 | Rev. Jayne Davis
Jesus came as light into the darkness. The hope of incarnation. God saying to a weary world, “You Matter. You are not alone.” Is that a word you need to hear today? Is there darkness in your life that feels overwhelming? You matter. You are not alone. We live in a weary world that needs that hope. Do our lives offer light to those who sit in darkness? Do they know that they matter to God and that they are not alone… because of us?