Guest preacher: Dr. Igal German from Yesod Bible Center Isaiah 7:14 The first time the word “Immanuel” appears in Scripture. It becomes the historical and prophetic evidence of Matthew 1:18-25. What does it all mean? How can we understand the prophet’s words as it applies to the Christmas account when Joseph was promised the hope […]

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Advent Prepare: Shepherds Seek a Shepherd King

Luke 2:1-20 It is God’s way of using shepherds to hear first of the glorious news of Christ becoming man. They discovered that he sent a Shepherd King into our midst. That God loves the simple sinner. The Shepherd King came as a baby- humble and open to love all people. The message that the […]

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Advent Prepare: Bethlehem, Where is the King?

Matthew 2:1-12 In the well-known story of Christmas, the name Bethlehem has become very familiar. Let’s consider a new way of thinking of the little town’s name: Live in the light of what it can mean to be the Lord’s Bethlehem. See yourself seeking Jesus as the 3 Wise Men did when they found Bethlehem. […]

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AdventPrepare: Prophecy

God’s one and only plan began at the beginning of our time here on earth. The first prophecies of His Salvation Plan was in Genesis and continued throughout the history of Israel and her people; and in the major prophecies in the Old Testament. The need for a Savior, a need for restoration with God […]

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Following Jesus: The Real Wise Men

In order to know about these visitors to the Christ Child, it helps to learn about the facts about ‘wise men’ and the ‘east’ and the ‘star’.  They were world travelers, known to the world. They were expected to wondrous things, to relate the things of the world to the supernatural. Part of their literature […]

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Epiphany: The Real Wise Men

In order to know about these visitors to the Christ Child, it helps to learn about the facts about ‘wise men’ and the ‘east’ and the ‘star’.  They were world travelers, known to the world. They were expected to wondrous things, to relate the things of the world to the supernatural. Part of their literature […]

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Christmas: My Soul Glorifies the Lord!

Mary was a risk-taker. This risk-taking is all about Trust. Mary trusted God and believed He had her best interests in mind. Mary rejoices with her song to God and reveals 3 important attitudes that please God: She recognized her need for a Savior, a King to rescue her–she has a humble heart. She recognizes […]

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Christmas: Make Me Mary

Luke 1  God sends a powerful angel to an unknown place and an unknown girl…and she asks, “Why me?” We want all of God’s good gifts but are we saying. ‘Be it as you wish’ or ‘not me!’  Do we expect God to do amazing things but not through us?  So why Mary? Because she […]

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Advent Reflection: Idolatry Judged

The prophet Zephaniah declares what will happen if His people choose idols on the Day of the Lord. Why would this prophet, a descendant of the faithful kings Hezekiah and Josiah, speak about God bringing on judgment when all seemed good? The people were experiencing a spiritual revival–why speak of idolatry? We can make our […]

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