Psalm 24 is a messianic psalm that looks forward to a mutual advent: the arrival of the King with his people in the same space. How does this help us prepare for Jesus’s arrival? Listen to Pastor David’s sermon here.
When Will the King Arrive?
On this first Sunday of Advent, we consider a messianic psalm: Psalm 72. When will divine justice come, and what will it look like? Pastor David helps us investigate this idea.
When Will Justice Come?
Do you have a relationship that is messy or is lacking peace? Then you have something in common with Joseph, husband of Mary. Listen to Pastor David’s sermon on Matthew 1:18-25, the story of Joseph’s decision to stay with his pregnant fiancee.
Joseph: Peace in Relationships
Christmas is a season full of noise. What if we imitated Revelation 8:1, in which all of heaven stands silent before Jesus for half an hour? Listen to this message from Pastor David during our annual “Hanging of the Greens Celebration Service.”
Keeping Silence (Hanging of the Greens 2016)
“The Unsung Heroes of Christmas” are our focus in this Advent season. Pastor David begins this journey by telling the story of Elizabeth, a woman from whom God removes a major stigma. Listen to this sermon based on Luke 1:5-25.
Elizabeth: Peace in Self-Worth
You are the light of the world. But is the light of Christ shining fully into your life and your relationships? Make peace happen this Christmas. Listen to Pastor David’s sermon, from the last Sunday of Advent, on Matthew 5:14-16.
Peace: it’s something that most people hope to experience, but the lack of peace in our lives and in our world is never far from our attention.
On this fourth Sunday of Advent, we will light the fourth Advent candle to represent the peace that Jesus brings into the world. Together, the four candles represent love, hope, joy, and peace – four things that are desperately needed in all places and at all times.
Here is a preview of this Sunday’s order of service, along with what each portion represents:
The Wise Men followed a star and visited Jesus in Bethlehem. What if this well-known story is not about sentimental nativity scenes? What if it’s about political and personal revolution? What if it’s about seeking God’s kingdom rather than the influence of politics and money in our lives? Listen to Pastor David’s sermon on Matthew 2:1-12.
Our worship services are planned carefully and thoughtfully. I (Pastor David) take a couple of hours each Monday morning to plan the next Sunday’s worship service. Each week I have a theme or an idea in mind, and my hope is that the theme or idea is conveyed and experienced by everyone in the worship service. But I am realizing that may not always be the case.
So each week I hope to give you a little description of the structure of our upcoming worship service, in order that you might have an idea of what to expect and how to prepare yourself spiritually for our weekly encounter with the ever-living God. Continue reading
What does the surprising prophecy in Isaiah 9:1-7 have to do with the world into which Jesus was born? And how should it affect our lives? Listen in to this sermon by Pastor David – and give thanks that God has invited us into his kingdom.