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December 21 – 4th Sunday of Advent
Scripture Reading: Romans 16:25-27, Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26, Luke 1:26-38
Sermon Title: “Fear Undermines Obedience”
Synopsis: Advent is a season of waiting, preparation, celebration and obedience. In our passages today we are reminded that fear undermines our obedience. How is that true in your life? Where does fear have a hold of you? As Mary did, let us rest in God so that our fears will be overcome.
December 24 – Christmas Eve
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 9:2-7, Luke 2:1-20, Psalm 96
Sermon Title: “Tremble Before God”
Synopsis: Christmas is almost here. What is our posture before God as we wait for the coming of our Savior? Do we tremble before the glory of God? What might that mean to you?
December 25 – Nativity of Jesus Christ/Christmas Day
Scripture Reading: Luke 2:1-7, Psalm 98, Isaiah 52:7-10
Sermon Title: “Saved from the Ruins”
Synopsis: Have you ever faced ruin? Have you ever been overwhelmed by the events of life? Have you been befuddled by a situation? What might it feel like to be released from those types of devastating situations and emotions? How would you feel? I think we would rejoice. Today we come to rejoice for God’s work of salvation in our lives.
December 28 – 1st Sunday after Christmas Day – Diane Golladay Preaching
Scripture Passages: Galatians 4:4-7, Psalm 148, Isaiah 61:1—62:3
Sermon Title: “Heirs”
Synopsis: Through Christ we are heirs of God. Through Christ we are children of God. Through Christ we are given a new name. Through Christ we are made new. Through Christ we have a new identity and our true identity. As we begin a New Year let us celebrate who we truly are as “Heirs of God”.
January 4 – 2nd Sunday after Christmas Day/Epiphany
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 60:1-6, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14, Matthew 2:1-12
Sermon Title: “Reading the Times”
Synopsis: The story of the Wisemen or “Three” Kings begins the season of Epiphany, a season where we give thanks for God’s faithfulness in guiding our lives. One aspect of God’s guiding is being able to read the signs of the time. Do we ask God to give us this kind of guidance?
January 11 – Baptism of the Lord
Scripture Reading: Mark 1:4-11, Psalm 29, Acts 19:1-7
Sermon Title: “Spirit-Filled”
Synopsis: On this Sunday each year we remember the Baptism of Jesus. As we remember Jesus’ baptism we remember our own baptism. One aspect of baptism is the coming of the Holy Spirit. What does it mean to you to be a person filled with the Holy Spirit? What does such a life look like for you?
January 18 – 2nd Sunday after Epiphany
Scripture Reading: Jonah 1:1-3, I Timothy 4:6-16, Habakkuk 1:1
Sermon Title: “A Prophetic Perspective”
Synopsis: Do you have a role as a prophet in this world? That is an interesting question isn’t it? As followers of Jesus are we called to be prophets? As you watch the daily unfolding of life on this planet where do you see injustice, where do you see a need for a prophetic voice, for transformation? As a congregation how are we called to be prophets in the world?
January 25 – 3rd Sunday after Epiphany
Scripture Reading: Psalm 22:1-2, Habakkuk 1:1-4, Habakkuk 1:5-11
Sermon Title: “An Eye for the World”
Synopsis: We have talked much about the idea of developing Jesus’ eyes. We have primarily been thinking about that concept in terms of paying attention to the needs of individual people. What would it mean to develop Jesus’ eyes for the world, for large scale trends and patterns in human society? Habakkuk is struggling with what he sees in the world. In response he cries out to God. Is that us as well?
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