The Wonder of Christmas Series: The Wonder of a Star.

 

Advent 1 – There are many things we might conclude about God
Based on the study by Ed Robb and Rob Renfroe.

Matthew 2.1-12

Advent 1
There are many things we might conclude about God apart from Christmas. But without Christmas we could never fully know the wonder of God’s love. It is truly ‘the most wonderful time of the year…’ but it’s not because of caroling and parties. It’s because of the wonder of what Christmas tells us: God loves us and has come among us to show just how much! THIS is the wonder of Christmas and each week we will explore one of the 4 elements of the Christmas story that teach us something about the wonder of God’s great love for us…a star, a name, a manger, a promise.

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Enemies of Gratitude

Right after they were saved from certain death, gratitude gave way to nostalgia for the Israelites. Nostalgia never leads you forward with gratitude because it casts an impossible standard – a candy coated, much improved rendering of what once was, but can never be again. I mean seriously… how wonderful was slavery for the fickle Israelites anyway?

Exodus 17:1-7

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What will you do with what you have been given?

If given a large sum of money, what would you do with it? Would you squander it? Invest it? or would you put it in a box under your bed?

Listen in as Pastor bob passionately begs the question: What will you do with what you have been given?

Mathew 25:14-30

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What was the first Sermon like?

Do you ever wonder how the first Church Service and Sermon went. I mean the FIRST one. Back in the day where there were no projectors, praise teams, bulletins or even a physical church. Imagine that. Listen to Pastor Bob as he takes you back to that day.

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A Stewardship Sermon Series Part 3 “Enough for Transformational Giving”

Imagine that Pastor Bob was needed elsewhere and we were left to our own devices. Today we reflect on a story based on the Scripture below and how it relates to our daily lives and our giving.

Luke 12: 13-21

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A Stewardship Series: Part 2 Enough to Make a Difference

Jesus gives us what we need. In response to Jesus’ promise of eternal life, we extend Mercy, kindness and Grace to others and make a difference in their lives too. Whether we see it or not.

Luke  10:25-37

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Enough:  God’s Blessings of Abundance (A Stewardship Series) Part 2:  Becoming Free from the Fears of Not Enough

John 11:1-57

Continuation from Stewardship Series part 1

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Enough: God’s Blessings of Abundance (A Stewardship Series): Part 1: We Don’t Have Enough

Colossians 1: 11-20

Continuation Stewardship Series Part 2

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Join with Me in Suffering

2 Timothy 1 :1-14 NSRV

BUT…it’s not the kind of suffering you may be thinking of…the kind we thought together about last week…the kind

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Preludes of Coming Attractions

The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus smacks of a prelude of coming attractions that are connected to our annual stewardship season and more specifically the ever increasing gap between the rich and the poor

Scripture: Luke 16: 19-31

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