Each week during this Advent worship theme, we will dive into one of the five senses. Through a comparison of modern Christmas sensory experiences and the historic Christmas, we will seek God together to see what God would have for us this season.
This year remember two phrases that at first seem diametrically opposed: “It’s not that important;” and, “This is special, this is very important.” Which one you say at any given moment is entirely dependent upon your spirituality.
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Messages in this Worship Theme
December 1 – Seeing Christmas
December 8 – Smelling Christmas
December 15 – Touching Christmas
December 22 – Tasting Christmas
December 24 – Hearing Christmas
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Basketball, Lacrosse, and Volleyball are team sports where each player is expected to do the same role at any time. There are specialists, but each player is basically required to do the same things as others in each game. These sports are similar to the Christian Walk in that we share a similar calling to encourage and support each other and be willing to step in the game alongside someone else at any time. What other faith lessons do these…
Football and Soccer are sports of intensity and passion. Having a passionate faith means your whole life, all aspects of it, is disrupted (for the good) by your spirituality. Key text: 1 Corinthians 15:58, Ephesians 2:10
Failure…it’s a part of life. How we handle our failures in some part will determine our success in life. Baseball is like life in that it tends to move along slowly until it doesn’t, and then the pressure is on. But we have a team that can help us get home. Key text: Joshua 1:9; Psalm 73:26 (NIV)
In this special combined traditional and contemporary worship gathering, Pastor Chris Bryant shares about the work of reconciliation that God has done for us and the important task that each of us have for reconciliation towards each other. Key Text: 2 Corinthians 5:18-20
Not forgiving yourself ends up leaving you tied up in knots like ropes tied around your wrists. Not receiving forgiveness for yourself personally will leave you feeling inadequate and paralyzed. This unwillingness to forgive himself is what led Judas down the path of inescapable regret and pain. We have more in our lives to compare to what happened to Judas than we may at first realize. Judas did not realize that Jesus could forgive even the sins of Judas. Your…
While some think that the church should be the place where grace and perfection abound, the reality is that there is no perfect church. The church faces the same difficulties present in the world with one difference: the church is equipped to handle the difficulties of the world. Forgiveness is the cure for the infections of greed, anger, hate, and many more. Forgiveness is what should abound in the church as the people of God agree to show others the…
Forgiveness is the basic way that we put love into action. Once we understand the importance of forgiveness, we usually also struggle with situations where forgiveness seems tough or even impossible. What do we do in those situations? What is forgiveness and what is forgiveness not?
Of all the beliefs that the early church could have included in its beliefs, they chose to state, “We believe in the forgiveness of sins.” It is that being forgiven by God and forgiving others that are hallmarks of the Christian faith. Do you believe in the forgiveness of sins?