Waiting is difficult, but the best things in life are worth the wait.
Sermon: Unto Us
Texts: Luke 2:11; Isaiah 9:6
Focus: Jesus was born for all people.
Function: That they would believe in the miraculous gift of God’s Son.
Sermon: In Those Days: No Place for Her Firstborn Son
Text: Luke 2:6-7
Focus: Our world continually resists the coming of Christ.
Function: That they would make room for Jesus in their hearts.
Sermon: The Voice in Prison
Text: Luke 7:18-28
Focus: Christ will return one day to judge the nations and renew the world.
Function: That they would wait for Christ’s return with hope.
Sermon: In Those Days: To the City of David
Text: Luke 2:4-5; Micah 5:2-4
Focus: Jesus journeyed from heaven to earth to be born in Bethlehem as our Savior.
Sermon: Blessed Are the Persecuted (Rejoice and Be Glad!)
Text: Matthew 5:10-12
Focus: God will bless and reward those persecuted for the name of Jesus.
Function: That they would persevere in faith and prayer for the persecuted Church.
Sermon: “Be Opened!”
Text: Mark 7:31-37
Focus: Jesus opens our ears to hear his Word and frees our tongues to tell forth his praise.
Function: That they would gladly hear and learn God’s holy Word.
Sermon: Just Passing By
Texts: Mark 6:45-56
Focus Statement: Jesus is Lord (Yahweh).
Function Statement: That they would be saved by believing in the divinity of Christ.
Sermon: In Life and Death: Jesus
Text: Mark 6:14-29
Focus Statement: Even in the midst of suffering and persecution, we hope in Christ’s resurrection.
Function Statement: That they would take courage in our anti-Christian culture.
Sermon: Testing the Spirits
Text: 1 John 4:1-11
Focus: The Incarnate Word saves us from our sins and false teaching.
Function: That they would “test the spirits” to discern whether preaching and teaching are true.