“I Know Who Holds the Future”

January 1, 2017

Throughout history, people have been curious about what’s going to take place in
the future. At various times God has lifted the curtain that prevents us from seeing
the future, and let us catch a glimpse of events we can expect to take place in
future times. God was active in forecastng the future in the early chapters of
Genesis. The birth of Jesus is another time when God removed the curtain that
blocks our vision of the future. In Luke 2:21-38 Luke helps us to understand our
own connection with God’s plans for the future. Through it, we come face to
face with the fact that God didn’t withdraw from the world when he sent Jesus to live
on this earth. In the process we learn more about God’s plans for our future.

 

Time to Change

December 18, 2016

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. But our faith in him is still under construction. Faith comes with a growth curve…and lots of bumps. In this message we explore how spiritual growth pains are an essential part of our story and song, just as they were for Zechariah (Luke 1:57-80).

 

 

Let It Be

December 4, 2016

In today’s “Season’s Greeting” (Luke 1:26-38), the angel Gabriel delivers shocking to news to Miriam of Nazareth. We know her best as Mary, the mother of the Lord. Back then, she was just another teenage bride-to-be from a backwater village in Israel. All that changed when she said “Let It Be” to God’s costly plan. More than a religious icon, Mary is a model example of courageous faith for all who hear the word of God and obey it.

 

 

Great Expectations

November 27, 2016

Through Zechariah’s eyes we glimpse the great expectations and shattering disappointments of the Jewish people as they awaited the promised Messiah. If we look closely, we might also see a reflection of our own struggles to live with expectant faith. Luke 1:5-25 is the first in a series of “Season’s Greetings” from the God who delights in doing the unexpected!