2020-12-24
Christmas Eve
Series: Advent
This Christmas Eve, we will gather for a special service for the whole family as we celebrate the birth of our Savior together. On Christmas Day, we celebrate the incarnation, God coming to earth in human form through the person of Jesus of Nazareth. In this teaching, Pastor Ruben reflects on some the unique aspects of Jesus' birth.
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  • 2020-12-24Christmas Eve
    2020-12-24
    Christmas Eve
    Series: Advent
    This Christmas Eve, we will gather for a special service for the whole family as we celebrate the birth of our Savior together. On Christmas Day, we celebrate the incarnation, God coming to earth in human form through the person of Jesus of Nazareth. In this teaching, Pastor Ruben reflects on some the unique aspects of Jesus' birth.
  • 2020-12-20Advent Week 4 – Peace
    2020-12-20
    Advent Week 4 – Peace
    Series: Advent
    One of the hallmarks of the Christmas story is when the angels appear to the shepherds and proclaim, “Peace on earth” in Luke 2:14. Today we wonder as we listen to the evening news, is peace possible? We all need two kinds of peace in our lives. We need inner peace, but we also need peace with others. God addresses both. He tells us what to do to find that peace. Not surprisingly, the Bible has a lot to say about peace, as it attributes peace to Jesus himself: The Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6). Inner peace begins with a relationship with Jesus, and it continues as we focus on His strength and allow Him to fill us. “Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called the children of God” (Matthew 5:9). Peace with others begins as we understand that God has called us to be peacemakers in our world. Is there somewhere in your own world where you can be a peacemaker this Christmas?
  • 2020-12-13Advent Week 3 – Joy
    2020-12-13
    Advent Week 3 – Joy
    Series: Advent
    Today we are welcoming Bruce DeSoto as guest speaker. For this week, we’ll cover the third candle known as the candle of joy. During this third week of advent, this Sunday celebrates the passage in Philippians 4:4-5, its verses extolling readers to “rejoice” for “indeed the Lord is near.” In other words, this week celebrates the joy of Christ’s coming to earth. Believers want to highlight the importance of joy in advent season. During a time where depression is at an all-time high and people seem to be in the most despair, this candle offers a bright light during a dark time.
  • 2020-12-06Advent Week 2 – Love
    2020-12-06
    Advent Week 2 – Love
    Series: Advent
    Today we are welcoming back Ollis "OJ" Mozon as guest speaker. Chaplain Mozon is stepping in for Pastor Kevin this week. Welcome to the second week of Advent – the week of love. This country needs more love towards one another and to realize how much God love us. It is because of His love for us that we have hope and that we can "be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love" (Ephesians 4:2). So, let us rely on God’s love to help us love others in this advent season. It just may make the waiting to celebrate Christmas more bearable.
  • 2020-11-29A Season of Expectation: Our Hope is God
    2020-11-29
    A Season of Expectation: Our Hope is God
    Series: Advent
    Today is the first Sunday in the season of Advent. The word advent itself comes from the Latin word “adventus” meaning “arrival.” We prepare for the arrival of Christ. Most churches will have an advent wreath, holding four candles on the outside, and a candle in the center. Churches will light a new candle each week, leading up to Christmas, and on Christmas or Christmas Eve, light the center candle. This Sunday we will light the candle of Hope. Also known as the “prophecy candle,” the candle of hope for Advent assures us we can have hope that God will fulfill the prophecies declared in the Old Testament about Jesus. Hope doesn’t disappoint us (Romans 5:5).