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Don't Get Stuck at Disappointment

Psalm 147:3

Christ is in Our PAIN

Devotion - Be Doers Not JUST Dreamers!

Advent Devotion - God, Lover of our Souls

Advent Day 10

Savior, Advent Sermon, Luke 2:11

“Savior,” Luke 2:11
Introduction Speaking of course of Jesus, the authors of “The Incarnation in the Gospels,” wrote, “The humility of his birth became the whole pattern of his life… the sufferings that commenced with his incarnation culminated with his crucifixion.”[1]
Transition Our Savior came to shepherds and He came to shepherd us! That doesn’t sound like a big deal because we’re so used to the Shepherd motif in the New Testament. It’s embedded into our understanding of Jesus and the Christian life.
·“I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me.” (John 10:14) ·“When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. (Matthew 9:36)
These and similar passages speak of shepherds and shepherd in a positive light, connecting the shepherding motif to Jesus. This is, of course, a good thing but here’s what you need to see in order to see the deepest beauty of Luke 2:11.
Exposition A real angel, a messenger of God,…

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Advent Sermon Emmanuel - Advent 1

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Sunday December 2 - Emmanuel - Advent Sermon - Matthew 1:23

“Emmanuel,” Matthew 1:23
Introduction Gaius Glenn Atkins, then Minister at First Congregational Church in Detroit, during his Sunday morning address on December 26th, 1909 said, “The ground of religion is in the changeless love of God.”[1]And what is true religion? James 1:27 (NLT).
“Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.”
Pure religion is rooted in the love of God and it is active. Here’s the heart of what II hope you’ll see today. Pure religion, defined by the love of God, is incarnational.
Transition That’s what Emmanuel means. God with us. So many of the biblical names for Jesus are that way. Jesus comes from the root Hebrew word “yasha,” which means saved. His parents would have called Him “Yeshua,” which we pronounce Joshua. Time and translations into new languages eventually gave us Je…

Advent Devotion, Day-2

Advent Day 1 Devotion, 2018

“Thanksgiving – New Expectations,” Psalm 119:27-32
Introduction Our recent celebration of Thanksgiving – as a holiday of thanks, family, feasting, and shopping – is an outward expression of gratitude. It is mostly outward. We spend time with family. We outwardly express to them we are thankful for them. We are thankful toGodforthem and we let them know it. This is, of course, a good thing but it is mostly an outward human thing.
This morning I want to point us in the direction of a different kind of gratitude. It begins with thanksgiving to God but it expresses itself only to God, this gratitude is directed to God and it stays there. It is fixed upon God! It becomes an anchor, a tether, to God; a lifeline for transformation.
Transition We’ve got to change and constantly renew our thinking about the purpose of our life. This is where ultimate joy, purpose and meaning comes from.