Companions – The Hope of Christmas, Part 3

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We’ve seen how hope and purpose are good, but neither one is a guarantee of success. How can we live lives that make a difference? How can we have an impact? Joseph, the husband of Mary and Jesus’ foster father, certainly made a difference. How did he do it? Pastor Luke looks at Matthew 1:18–25 in “Companions,” part 3 of his 4-part series “The Hope of Christmas.”

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Commission – The Hope of Christmas, Part 2

Murillo's 'Annunciation'
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When Gabriel told Mary that she would become pregnant with Jesus, God turned Mary’s whole life upside down. Her plans went flying … but we know how her story turned out. How about when it happens to us? What does it mean when we get new assignments from God? Pastor Luke looks at Luke 1:26–38 in “Commission – The Hope of Christmas, Part 2,” part 2 of his 4-part series “The Hope of Christmas.”

Which Team Are You On? — 1 Corinthians 1, Part 2

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Two thousand years ago, Paul was alarmed to learn that the Corinthian church was developing factions that argued with each other. When it happens today, we may be depressed, but we aren’t surprised. But Paul also told the church what to do about their factions. What can he teach us? Pastor Luke preaches from 1 Corinthians 1:10–17 in “Which Team Are You On?,” part 2 of his 4-part series “1 Corinthians 1.” Continue reading “Which Team Are You On? — 1 Corinthians 1, Part 2”

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