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12/23/18

What’s in a Name? – Week 4 – Emmanuel

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: Emmanuel, Fear, presence

The Christmas story is often romanticized and the images we hold may be far from a first century reality. A name of Christ in this story is “God with us” which carries significant meaning one must consider. Text: Matthew 1:18-25

12/16/18

What’s in a Name? – Week 3 – Light of the World

Speaker: Al Stoltzfus
Topics: belief, faith & unbelief, hope and healing

With this bold declaration, “I am the Light of the world” Jesus draws a life and death contrast between those who believe in him and those who challenge his person and mission. The name “Light of the World” teaches us that Jesus is the one we must believe in and follow to experience the fullness of life in the presence of God.   Text: John 1:1-5 and 8:12-59

 

12/09/18

What’s in a Name? – Week 2 – Son of the Most High

Speaker: Don Weaver
Topics: names, Son of the Most High, Trinity

We will dwell on the names of Mary, the names of Jesus and the promise of the Trinity at work in us.  Text: Luke 1: 26-38

12/02/18

What’s in a Name? Week 1 – The Word

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: beginning, eternal, logos

ekJohn’s Gospel begins with a beautiful poetic declaration of Christ, ascribing Him the name “Word.” This is much more than flowery poetry to grace our Christmas cards. Consider the weight ascribed to the “Word” becoming flesh and making His dwelling among us.  Text: John 1: 1-18

11/25/18

Thankful to Be God’s Beloved

Speaker: J. Carl Sensenig
Topics: forgiven, Identity, restored, thanksgiving

Our identity is in Jesus Christ. We are the chosen, holy and beloved children of God, forgiven and restored. That identity (who we are) directs how we then live as followers of the Lord Jesus under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.  Text: Colossians 3:12-17

11/18/18

A Song of Community Gladness

Speaker: Al Stoltzfus
Topics: belonging, Christian home, community, joy, Worship

We all have within us a need to worship and a need to belong. These essential human needs find their truest expression in the structure and secure relationships of a Christ-centered home and in the community of a God-honoring, Christ-following, worshiping, and praising people. When worship shapes family life, and family life shapes worship we extend our reach for Christ.  Text: Psalm 122

11/11/18

Mudpies & Millstones

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: children, safety, value

Jesus continually re-centered his disciples by bringing a child into their midst. Consider the “mudpie and millstone” warning Jesus exhorts revealing His value of children and their safety.  Text: Matthew 18:1-14