Sun, Jan 08, 2017
Duration: 38 mins 19 secs
Jesus' first sign-miracle was turning water into wine.
This is an amazing event in and of itself, but it has further significance when one realizes what Jesus was revealing about himself.
Not only can Jesus change the water into wine, but Jesus changes everything about this life we live on Earth.
Sun, Jan 01, 2017
Duration: 47 mins 47 secs
Who are we as a church? What is our identity?
How might we grow and be used by God this next year?
In this message, we assess who we are and what God might have for us in 2017.
Sun, Dec 25, 2016
Duration: 28 mins 54 secs
Luke offers the most detailed account of Jesus' birth story. While there are many features to the story and many different characters involved, the key point over and over again is that God intervened in human history.
God was clearly involved in this highly unusual birth and much like those who encountered it, we too should adore and strive for faithfulness.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016
Duration: 40 mins 52 secs
Matthew's theological biography of Jesus begins by detailing Jesus' origins. More than a boring family tree narrative, this account confronts us with the reality that Jesus is our true King who identified with sinful humanity in order to save us.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016
Duration: 40 mins 10 secs
Mark and John don't actually tell us anything about the birth of Jesus. However, that doesn't mean their introductory chapters lack lessons about Christmas.
Sun, Dec 04, 2016
In light of the inevitable process of growing old, what matters in life?
The book of Ecclesiastes ends with some important perspective about fixing our priorities and focusing on what matters.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016
Wherever we are at in life, the future will always involve risk and uncertainty.
Ecclesiastes 11 offers us some insights into how deal with this reality and how to thrive when situations are unclear.
(Sermon starts approx. at the :30 mark)
Sun, Nov 20, 2016
In perhaps the darkest chapter of the book, the author revisits some frustrations he has with the world concerning life, death, and wisdom.
Despite his pessimistic tone, we can find some very positive truths when we put our New Testament glasses on and consider all God does for us.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016
Duration: 30 mins 53 secs
We're all guilty of making wrong assumptions or expectations at one time or another.
Ecclesiastes 8 explores three assumptions that can cause us to become disillusioned. But if we step back and realize that these are false premises, we'll avoid that frustration and disappointment.
Sun, Nov 06, 2016
Duration: 36 mins 59 secs
Wisdom takes the long view instead of the short-term fix. The author of Ecclesiastes promotes the various benefits and aspects of wisdom, especially in contrast to folly.