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November 18 - "Christ the King" In our day and age, we don't readily relate to living under a king. We have an elected president, with a balance of power in the government. Jesus is a king of a different kind. His kingdom under God never ends. He has authority and power to rule all things. And we are his subjects. Come and explore Christ our King, and prepare for the start of a new church year with the Advent season just around the corner...celebrating the "advent" of our King. Read John 7:42, 18:33-40; I Corinthians 15:24-28; Matthew 12:23; 21:15; 22:42,44; 2 Timothy 2:8; Revelation 22:16
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                           2018 Christmas Sermon Series
                                 “The Gifts of Christmas”

November 25th “Who Is Bringing The Gifts?” From whom do we receive our most important Christmas gifts? Do they come from Santa or God? No, it is really time to get something straight here? Is Christmas all about Santa or is it all about God? It is a good question and it is a question that needs some discussion. I know you know the answer, but actually I would like to tell you that we really cannot dismiss Santa! Perhaps I have gotten your curiosity! This Sunday’s message is a little different, but I think you will find it very helpful. Read John 3:31-36; Colossians 1:15-20

December 2   "God's Gift of Hope at Christmas"  Hope is essential!  It is about one of the most important ingredients to have when it comes to fulfilling one's potential in life.  Hope is what God gives us in Jesus.  Read Isaiah 40:31; I Peter 1:3-9

December 9  "God's Gift of Purpose at Christmas"  There are a lot of things that you need in life and you may ask for them at Christmas, but none of them are more important than receiving the gift of purpose in you life.  Without purpose we flounder and life becomes insignificant!  God knows this and that is why He sends His very own Son into this world.  With Jesus God gives us purpose!   Read Matthew 5:13-16;  Romans 8:28

December 16  "God's Gift of Peace at Christmas"   there is not much peace in this world...not in Syria...not in Afghanistan...not anywhere really when you really think about it.  Our own country seems to be filled with more and more anger, not peace!  This world is a troubled place wherever you look, but God with Christmas brings peace...real peace!  Read Isaiah 40:1-8;  Ephesians 2:14-18

December 23  "God's Gift of Strength at Christmas"   Strength!   At Christmas that is perhaps the most meaningful gift we could ever receive.  The gift of being able to make it through...whatever!  So many things can really overwhelm us and during the holidays it all seems to press on us more!  We need strength!  Read Psalm 29;  Romans 7:15-25;  2 Corinthians 12:9

December 24, 4 PM   Christmas Eve:  "Home and Christmas"  

New Sermon Series Begins:
"MAXIMIZE YOUR LIFE"  

December 30      "'M' - Make Things Happen!"  One of the most important insights into maximizing our lives is to reach our potential by making things happen...by using our gifts and talents that God has planted into each of us.  Unfortunately we tend to bury our potential and miss the joy God has for us.  This Sunday I will use Moses to bring the message home and to illustrate that God moves us beyond our self-doubt, fear of failure, and "victimitis" giving hope and empowerment through Jesus and His Spirit.  Read Exodus 3:1-11

January 6      "'A'  -  Achieve Personal Significance"  How you see yourself has much to do with how you perform.  God wants to give us a vision of our life that is "out of this world" so that in this world we can really make a difference.  A negative image of ourselves can rob us of the joy and vitality that God wants to give us.  Many live struggling for significance...for that God has sent His Son.  Through Christ we clearly see our value and worth and that "Life is worth the living!  We discover significance.  Read Psalm 8

January 13  "'X' -  X out the Negative!"  We can choose to look at life positively or negatively.  How does God want us to look a things in life?  By way of holding our Paul's life and all the junk that he went through we see how God gave him a vision for the life that was nevertheless positive.  Even in prison Paul is able to live "above" his circumstances not "under" them.  Paul looked at life from God's perspective.  Positive thinking is nothing more or less than a realistic appraisal of life from God's point of view...and that comes through Jesus.  Read Phil. 4:13

January 20 "'I - Internalize the Right Principles"  We all live our lives based on principles we have internalized.  Those principles will either make us or unmake us, energize us or destroy us, maximize our lives or waste them.   What do I believe in?  What governs my life?  What do I stand for?   What puts meaning into my life?  What qualities are important for my life to be complete?  This is what we will look at today.  Read Romans 12:1-2

January 27 "'M' - March to Mission"  Those who have no central purpose in life fall easy prey to petty worries, fears, troubles, and self-pity and all of that leads to failure, unhappiness, and loss.  With no direction we never come to experience our potential.  'Why am I here?' is the heart question for this message, and God has a plan.   Read Matthew 28:16-20  

February 3  "'I' - Integrate All of Life"  Today the focus will be on stress...stress that comes from a life that is out of balance...from a life that is trying to balance too many balls.  Putting balance back into life will be the focus.  The starting point for an integrated life is a relationship with God.  Whatever is most important to us sets the agenda for our lives.  Only God can give us the meaning in life we are looking for and thereby bring peace internally.  Read Mark 12:28-38

February 10  "'Z'  Zero In on Caring for Others"  We need people.  People are tremendously important.  Much of the beauty and richness of life comes from our relationships with people.  God calls us to special healthy, supportive relationships with people.   The message is on building relationships.  Jesus brings us what we need to make that happen.  Read John 15:12-13

February 17 "'E'  - Energize Internally"  When it is all said and done, what is the one thing that keeps you going in life?  What keeps you motivated?  Energized?  What gives your life meaning and purpose when nothing around you seems to be working?  What is the source of strength?  That is the focus.  Answer:  All that God gives you in Jesus!  And that I will explore!  Read Revelation 3:20

















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