Sermons from December 2022
The baby in the manger gives us peace that we might bring peace to the brokenness in the world. As we listen to Christmas songs beyond December 25, let them encourage us to live out God’s peace and joy which we receive from Christ.
What happened to your hands, Jesus? God gave the Law; He shook mountains and sent prophets; but to bring us back to Himself he had to send his Son to die in order to save us.
Joseph was a man of the Word of God and also open to God speaking directly to him and then obeying, led by the Word and the Spirit, faithful in all manner. As modern Christians we often tune God out. Are we willing for God to speak to us through his Word and Spirit–and obey?
Hearing what Jesus was doing, John, in prison and in chains, was wondering if Jesus was really the promised Messiah. God manifested himself as Jesus so we would know that he is with us. He tells us not to fear or be dismayed for “I am with you and will uphold you with my victorious right hand.”
How do we manage in a less-than-ideal world? Our battle is with sin. Jesus Christ overcame sin at the cross. Until His return we need to daily confess our sin and repent as our part in living the Kingdom until Christ returns.