Advent Worship Theme
Experience the Journey
December 2, 9, 16, 23, 24
Christmas is a well-known story… perhaps too well known for our own good.
Have we gotten it right? Have we imagined the details correctly? Have we truly appreciated the circumstances?
The creator of the universe comes among us, not as a conquering emperor living in the lap of luxury, but in the form of a helpless baby, born of a peasant, conceived out of wedlock, raised as the son of a migrant-carpenter in an obscure village…
In other words, it’s a journey of how God used people like us to change the world.
This journey could change your faith, your world, forever.
Messages in this Theme
- December 2 – Find Mary at Nazareth
- December 9 – Discover Joseph at Bethlehem
- December 16 – Visit Elizabeth at Ein Karem
- December 23 – Travel the Road from Nazareth to Bethlehem
- December 24 – Arrive at the Manger (Christmas Eve)
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Stopping points are natural and unavoidable part of life. Things don’t work out. Life changes, often out of our control. BUT, these stopping points (where life can no longer be the same as it has been) doesn’t have to become permanent staying places. In the greatest story ever told we find all we need for…
Key texts: Acts 1:8, 2 Corinthians 3:17, Galatians 5:22-25
Everyone needs down time. Everyone needs rest. Everyone wants relaxation. Everyone wishes life could be easier. Summer recreation is only a small part of the answer. The Holy Spirit offers us Re-Creation. Are you ready for God-life to FILL yours? We invite you to seek the re-energizing Spirit-wind Jesus had, for your tired sails.
22 times in scripture, Jesus asked someone to Follow Him. These two words carried with them both an invitation to bring Heaven to earth and also a command to release our “fall-backs” and turn our lives over to Him completely. Listen in as Pastor Chris dives deep into what this means for our lives.
Newly appointed Senior Pastor, Chris Bryant, shares his first message at RUMC. Chris shares part of his personal journey and ultimately dives into what it really means to follow Jesus rather than just believe in him. Key text: John 21:15-19
When we abide in Jesus, the True Vine, and allow God to guide our growth, we produce an abundance of fruit that demonstrates our connectedness to Jesus. While many of us want to skip to this step, the reality is that bearing much fruit requires commitment and diligence that is life-long and healthy. Key Text:…
Abiding in Jesus requires being deeply connected to the vine. By our own selfishness or even though circumstances, rot can creep in on us. Left unchecked or unaddressed, this rot can cause lasting damage. If we don’t deal with the rot, God addresses the rot in us through His direct action. However, abiding in Jesus…
Abiding in Jesus means that we are subject to the care and control of the Vinedresser. As a good vine is pruned and shaped, we submit to God and trust the wisdom of God through it all. Trusting the Vinedresser means that we receive the goodness and nourishment of our connection with Jesus, and it…
While our culture pushes independence and self-sufficiency, the life that Jesus sets for us is one of sacrifice and surrender. Using a very detailed visual example, Jesus explains that God is the Vinedresser, Jesus is the Vine, and we are the branches. Being a follower of Jesus means that we choose to abide and remain…