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All I Want for Christmas

11/26/2017 – 12/31/2017

In this Advent/Christmas series we’ll look at the true gifts that Christ brings with his coming into our world. What if what we really want at Christmas isn’t found under a tree or in a store? What if it is only found in Jesus? Hope, peace, joy and love together with light, God’s presence and new life.  This is what God wants for our lives year-round. Join us this Advent as we discover these great gifts.

Sermons will be added here as they become available.

November 26 – Pre-Advent – LIGHT – Isaiah 2:1-5
December 3 – Advent 1 – HOPE – Romans 13:11-14
December 10 – Advent 2 – PEACE – Isaiah 11:1-10, Matthew 3:1-12
December 17 – Advent 3 – JOY – Isaiah 35:1-10
December 24 (10 a.m.) – Advent 4 – LOVE – Matthew 1:18-25
December 24 (6 p.m.) – Christmas Eve – PRESENCE – Luke 2:1-20
December 31 – New Year’s Eve – NEW LIFE – Matthew 2:1-12

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All I Want for Christmas – Peace

All I Want for Christmas is Peace. What a week to choose this topic with clashes and heightened tensions across the West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza. And tensions are running high in North Korea. We live in a world, in a country, where the gap between rich and poor is getting bigger, where human rights are not met.  In America, there are more guns than people with so much gun violence – two students were killed in a shooting just this Thursday at Aztec High School in New Mexico. And there is conflict in our communities, churches and families. Peace on earth seems as far away as ever. (Isaiah 11:1-10, Matthew 3:1-12)

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All I Want for Christmas: Hope

What are you hoping for this Christmas? Do you hope to survive the flood of Christmas bills or hope that there will be sufficient money to pay for your child’s college tuition or hope that the dentist won’t say it’s time for dentures? Perhaps you are hoping the GOP Tax Bill does not get passed?! Or that it does?! How hopeful are you that things will work out? (Romans 13:11-14)