"incarnation" Tagged Sermons

Prince of Peace

When angels appeared to shepherds in the fields outside of Bethlehem, they declared, “Peace on earth, good will to men.” But centuries before, God had offered a clue about the mission of the coming Messiah when Isaiah said He would be called the “Prince of Peace.” How is it possible that a baby born in a barn to a poor refugee couple could bring about the peace that had so long eluded the wisest and most powerful kings? And if…

Everlasting Father

The Bible tells us that in “the fullness of time God sent forth His Son,” but even before the birth of Jesus, the great Advent Conspiracy had long been underway. One of the aliases the Prophet Isaiah gave Jesus was the “Everlasting Father.” Jewish and Christian scholars have debated this name for centuries. Isaiah was literally calling Jesus the “Father of Eternity.” Join us for part three of Alias where we will learn how Jesus came to give us the gift of…

Mighty God

Seven hundred years before Mary and Joseph traveled to Bethlehem, God spoke through the prophet Isaiah to reveal four important clues about the coming Messiah. One of those clues was that He would be called “Mighty God.” This Hebrew phrase literally means “Hero-God.” God came to us in human flesh, the ultimate superhero in disguise. He would not only rescue us from sin and death, He would defeat those enemies once and for all. Join us for part two of Alias where…

Wonderful Counselor

God’s conspiracy to rescue us from sin and death began long before the events surrounding Jesus’ birth. In fact, 700 years before the angel appeared to the shepherds, God spoke through the prophet Isaiah to give us four important clues about the coming Messiah. One of the aliases Isaiah used to describe Jesus was “Wonderful Counselor.” When we think about a counselor, we may think about a mental health professional, a religious adviser, a lawyer, or someone who gives advice…

Jesus Is God with Us

You cannot understand the Gospel as “good news” until you understand who Jesus is. And once you truly understand who Jesus is, there is no way you will ever understand the Gospel as anything other than good news! Jesus is not just a great teacher who established a world religion. He is God with skin on – God with us – God for us, not against us. Join us for part two of 30 Words where Pastor Gary will share…

A Story of Three Christmases

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach.” Ebenezer Scrooge Passage: Luke 22:16

He Comes

Passage: Colossians 1:24-29 The mystery kept hidden for generations . . . Christ in you: the hope of glory

He Came

Passage: Colossians 1:15-20 Who He is: The image of the invisible God (Colossians 1:15, 19) The Firstborn over all creation (Colossians 1:15-17) The Head of the Church (Colossians 1:18) The Firstborn from among the dead (Colossians 1:18) Why He came: To reveal the Father (Colossians 1:15, 19) To restore creation (Colossians 1:16-20) To reconcile us to God (Colossians 1:20) What it means: We must reorder our lives. We must relinquish control. We can rejoice in Him. For further study: Practicing…