Merry Christmas! This message from our Christmas Eve service speaks this one resounding truth: You are invited into the presence of a king. Every person in the story of Jesus' birth is given the same thing--an invitation. It doesn't matter if you are a shepherd, a powerful king or an average suburbanite, come as you are! This is the main message of Christmas: every person in the world is invited to come see the king born in the manger
The story of the wise men seeking out Jesus is a familiar one, yet familiarity with the Christmas story can cause us to lose the wonder of what happened at this incredible point in history. The story of Jesus is the story of hope. In this message from Matthew 2, Pastor Skyler shows how hope is not found in our changing circumstances. It is found in the presence and work of Jesus, whose birth we celebrate in this season. Though the gifts given by the magi seem out of place at first glance, after consideration we see they are exactly appropriate for the newborn King of Kings. Pastor Skyler challenges us to consider what we are willing to bring for God to use in miraculous ways.
The story of God from Genesis to Revelation is an invitation to know Jesus. To better understand the story of the cross, we need a better understanding of the story of the cradle. In this message, Pastor Skyler shows us how "O Come Let Us Adore Him" is more than a nice song to sing at this season. Adoration helps us see Christ more clearly, and a clearer view of Christ leads us to worship Him more deeply. Join us for this reminder of Jesus' invitation to come.
We begin our celebration of the birth of Christ with this first message in our "A Thrill of Hope" series. In Matthew 1, we learn how God most high becomes God most nigh. In this message, Pastor Skyler shares how God became one of us so he could invite us into relationship. Emmanuel is his name, meaning God with us. The amazing message for followers of Christ is that God is with us, for us, and in us. Listen to this message to be reminded there's not a breath you've drawn that God is unaware of. He became like us so we could be in relationship with Him.