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Faith Like a Child: Christ

Today we wrap up the season of Advent under our theme “Faith Like a Child.” This Christmas as we celebrate the kingdom of Christ, Jesus himself said in Mark 10:15, Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it. Today we focus on the…

Faith Like a Child: Love

Good morning! Today we continue the season of Advent under our theme “Faith Like a Child.” This Christmas as we celebrate the kingdom of Christ, Jesus himself said in Mark 10:15, Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it. This morning we focus…

Faith Like a Child: Joy

Today we continue the season of Advent under our theme “Faith Like a Child.” This Christmas as we celebrate the kingdom of Christ, Jesus himself said in Mark 10:15, Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it. This morning we focus on the…

Faith Like a Child: Peace

Today we continue the season of Advent under our theme “Faith Like a Child.” This Christmas as we celebrate the kingdom of Christ, Jesus himself said in Mark 10:15, Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it. This morning we focus on the…

Faith Like a Child: Hope

Welcome to the first Sunday of Advent! Advent is an ancient tradition of the church that aims to prepare our hearts for Christmas. The word “advent” comes from the Latin word adventus, which means “coming” or “visit.” In the Advent season, we keep in mind both “advents,” both “visits” of Christ, the first when Christ came…

The Light Has Come: Love

Have you ever been around somebody that just lights up the room when they come into it? They just have this energy, this infectious joy that makes everything and everyone around them better and brighter. They are just so full of life. That’s never been truer about anybody more than Jesus. The Gospel of John…

The Light Has Come: Joy

Do you have a star on top of your Christmas tree? A lot of people do. It reminds us of one of the coolest but very mysterious parts of the Christmas story:  the Christmas star. Around the time that Jesus was born, God caused an extraordinary event to happen in the sky. A sudden, bright…

The Light Has Come: Peace

Have you ever been in a situation that really raises your anxiety? Maybe you were about to take a test or your crazy family is coming in for the holiday or you just got some bad news? Jesus had just given his disciples some bad news. He was going to be with them only a…

The Light Has Come: Hope

Advent is an ancient tradition of the church that aims to prepare our hearts for Christmas. The word “advent” comes from the Latin word adventus, which means “coming” or “visit.” In the Advent season, we keep in mind both “advents,” both “visits” of Christ, the first when Christ came to us in Bethlehem and the…

Magnificat: Love

Today we wrap up the season of Advent, which is an ancient tradition of the church that helps to prepare our hearts for Christmas.  Our Advent theme this year is “Magnificat” which means to magnify or highly praise the Lord and is what we commonly call the song Jesus’ mother, Mary, sang in Luke 1.…