Contributed on Nov 30, 2008
In this sermon we learn how to pray for the intervention of God in our world today.
Scripture In many churches, the several weeks prior to Christmas are known as Advent, from the Latin word meaning, “coming.” This preparatory season always begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas. Thus, today is the First Sunday of Advent. The observance of the season of Advent can be ...read more
Contributed on Dec 7, 2008
Isaiah 40:1-11 tells us four truths about God who comes down to his people with a comforting promise.
Scripture In his book, titled The Pressure’s Off, psychologist Larry Crabb tells a story from his childhood to illustrate how God works in our adversity. One Saturday afternoon, Larry said, when he was three years old he decided that he was a big boy and could use the bathroom without ...read more
Contributed on Dec 13, 2008
Isaiah teaches us that the Messiah’s worldwide mission is to preach good news, to replace shame with honor, to make an everlasting covenant, and to bring great joy.
Scripture Today is the Third Sunday of Advent. Our Scripture reading in this Advent season brings us to Isaiah 61:1-11. In this text we read about God’s worldwide mission. This text teaches us what God’s Anointed One will do when God comes down. And it also teaches us what we will do when God ...read more
Contributed on Dec 20, 2008
In today’s text we learn about God’s covenant with David, which is to establish an everlasting kingdom.
Scripture Today is the Fourth Sunday of Advent. Our Scripture reading in this Advent season brings us to 2 Samuel 7:1-17. King David has conquered all his enemies, and is now living in relative tranquility toward the end of his life. He has built himself a magnificent palace. But the ark of ...read more
Contributed on Dec 24, 2008
Isaiah gives us four names that Jesus would be called, and each name gives us a description of what Jesus would do.
Introduction During the 1960’s, a phenomenon called “Peanuts” was born. The comic strip began appearing in newspapers all over America. The simple characters and modest storylines became the perfect placebo for millions looking for a daily dose of innocence. And none of that was lost on ...read more