Sermons from December 2020

A New Perspective for a New Year

[ILLUS]  While in USAF… Led a team to Nevada (Nellis AFB) on a TDY…Las Vegas! Several young guys who’d never had $500 dollars in their pocket… (it was their per diem to live on for several weeks) Told them to STAY OUT of the casinos….”You’re not going to win” I had a knock on my door at 3am…  one young guy was crying – LOST ALL MONEY!!! (pulling a handle) WHY in the world would you RISK all you have…

The Gift Of Jesus

2020 has caused us to expect the worst but things have turned out much better than we feared. We have all experienced many wonderful things this year and seen the best in others.We have been inspired by the goodness of others towards us. The Bible says Jesus arrived in the fullness of time.Romans 8:28 – And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.God…

Unwrapping Christmas – Part 4

Now That I Have Seen Him “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” (Luke 2:10-12) “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men.” (Luke 2:14) …and…

Unwrapping Christmas – Part 3

Joseph took the path of courageous obedience, and took Mary as his bride. “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.” (Matthew 2:2) “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.” (Micah 5:2) Here’s what…

Unwrapping Christmas – Part 2

Today we are going to take a closer look at Mary and Joseph and their elderly relatives, Zachariah and Elizabeth.  We are going to learn from each of these how God is at work in our lives today preparing us for where he will guide us too tomorrow. LET’S START WITH MARY’S STORY One afternoon Mary was spending some time alone, when suddenly, she realized she was not alone. She could see what first appeared to be a man, but…