What Child Is This? — Christmas, 2017

Adoration of the Shepherds, Honthorst 1622
Gerard van Honthorst | Wikimedia

Who is Jesus? That question has been asked by song-writers and by scientists, by artists and archaeologists. What would we see if we could see the real Jesus? Pastor Luke looks at Luke 2:1–20 in “What Child Is This?

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Do You See What I See? — The Hope of Christmas, Part 4

Annunciation to the Shepherds, Gaddi c. 1330
Taddeo Gaddi | Wikimedia

Advent is a season of preparation. We’ve seen how helpful it is to have hope, and purpose, and motivation. But the story of the shepherds shows us one final thing to help us order our lives: the magic word “Let’s.” Pastor Luke preaches from Luke 2:1–20 in “Do You See What I See? – The Hope of Christmas, Part 4,” the concluding message in his series “The Hope of Christmas.”

The Message of Christ — First Sunday of Christmas, 2015

Nativity

Susan WD
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When the boy Jesus astounded the teachers in the Temple, it wasn’t to show us what it would be like if God came to earth. It showed what it’s like when humanity is restored to God’s intention. It showed us what it’s like when we receive eternal life. What is stopping us from enjoying that kind of life ourselves? Pastor Luke preaches from Colossians 3:12–17 in “The Message of Christ.”

See Him In the Temple

There is only one story in the Bible about Jesus from the time of his birth to his baptism and the beginning of his public ministry. There are a lot of stories, just not in the Bible. The others are just made up and passed down. Why have Christians always been interested in Jesus’ childhood? And more importantly, if the Bible only has this one story about Jesus’ childhood, what should we learn from it? Pastor Luke looks at Luke 2 in “See Him In the Temple.”

Peace – Coming Soon, Part 2

Advent, the season in the church year leading up to Christmas, celebrates four gifts that Jesus gives: Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love. What are these gifts, and what does it mean to receive them? (This series began on December 2, 2012 and ran for 4 messages.)

“Peace on earth” was what the angels proclaimed to the shepherds. What did they mean? Did Jesus really bring peace, and how can we have it? Pastor Luke looks at Luke 2 in “Peace,” part 2 of his 4-part series “Coming Soon.”

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