Losing Jesus

Pastor Pete discusses the role that our feelings have in our faith. He then compares the experience of Joseph and Mary “losing” Jesus in the second chapter of Luke to what we may experience in our own faith walk or in those close to us.

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Happy Birthday Jesus

On Christmas Day 2016, we discuss what Jesus’ birth-date might have looked like, based on the fact that he was a surprise pregnancy for a young, unmarried girl. And, we also wonder what some of his early birthdays might have looked like for him and his family. Using Scripture as...

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Fullness of Joy

One of the most popular Christmas songs is “Joy to the World.” In 1 John 1, we read that sharing about the truth of Jesus, and our experience with him, is a way to make our joy “complete.” This sermon focuses on the joy that can be seen when we...

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Love Really Matters

We live in a world that seems, especially during the holiday season, highly interested in the concept of love. However, our world is also increasingly resistant to the idea of God. This sermon explores the connection between the love of God and the baby in the manger. If Jesus really...

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Grace Gives New Life

One of the messages of the manger is that grace is available to us and that it can bring us new life. In Scripture, we are told (multiple times) that Jesus not only has life and gives life, but that He is life. His arrival in a manger brings that...

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Celebrating God’s Goodness

Our final study within the Deeper Waters series focuses on the often neglected practice of celebration. Throughout Scripture, including the Old Testament festivals and the New Testament encouragement to live day-to-day lives of joy, we find that the people of God are called to be rooted deeply in celebration and...

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Following the Spirit

We follow a God who desires to guide our lives. This guidance can come to us in individual ways. But, there is also a portion of Christian guidance that comes through community discernment. In this sermon, we use Acts 15 as a “case study” for how the church can still...

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Revering and Receiving Christ

Worship is often only associated with what happens within a church building, and even more strictly, only what happens while we are singing songs of worship. Certainly, worship through music is wonderful. But, there is so much more to the idea of Christian worship. In this message, we explore the...

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