CURRENT SERMON SERIES


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LISTEN:

The Coming King (December 2018)

Goodness (November 25)

Philippians (Sept.-Nov. 2018)

Befriending Death (October 7)



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READ:

December 2018

November 2018

November 4 Philippians: Heavenly Change


November 11 Philippians: Higher View


November 18 Philippians: The Gains of Generosity


November 25 Goodness (Not Available)

September 2018

September 2 Crown of Glory (Not Available)

 

September 9 Philippians: Remember for the Future

 

September 16 Philippians: Every Opportunity

 

September 23 Philippians: Magnify Christ

 

September 30 Philippians: Jesus Regard

 


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UPCOMING SERMON TOPICS

December 16, 2018

The Coming King: Shocking Expectation

Luke 3:1-18

 

Luke 3 is not a typical “Advent” passage, but it speaks to expectation and preparation for Jesus.  In verse 15 Luke tells us, “15As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah…”  What this tells us is that the people were expecting for the Messiah to come.  They were on the lookout for the Messiah.  They thought the Messiah was John, not Jesus.  Before our passage we see the triumph of Jesus’ birth and the blessing that will come from His birth.  Everyone likes to receive the blessings of God, but what we often fail to do in the waiting is to prepare our hearts.  John prepares the people with his shocking words of a call to repentance.  John does not hold back in his confrontation.  His harsh words shock the people to repentance.  He is bringing to the fore the lack of integrity of the people.  If they are truly a repentant people before God, then they need to start acting like a repentant people.  It’s not enough to say all the right things, but to have our actions reflect the repentant life.  By living a life of repentance we prepare our hearts and minds for the coming of our savior.  We come ready to receive the blessing of Jesus.  What do you need to confess to the Lord?  How do you need to prepare?



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