Bible Text: Luke 2:4-7 | Speaker: Steven Bill | Series: Advent 2015 The birth story of Jesus is unique in many ways. It defies what our expectations are of how our God or King should enter our world. However, if you stand back, you see that it is nothing short of beautiful - and an incredible way for God's love to be shown to us. As we anticipate his coming this Christmas, may we be reminded of how his love is expressed through his birth story.
Bible Text: Luke 2:8-14 | Speaker: Steven Bill | Series: Advent 2015 Joy is supposed to be part of what defines a Christian, yet if we're honest, we often fail to exude it. One reason is because we have a misunderstanding of what God the Father is like. Part of the Good News of Christmas is that Jesus came to earth to reveal the Father to us. Through Jesus we learn God is full of joy and this joy is poured out for us to tap into. Our joy will be evident only to the degree in which we can trust this.
Bible Text: Isaiah 9:2-8; James 3:17-18 | Speaker: Scott Wiebe | Series: Advent 2015 God calls all of us to be peacemakers in our everyday lives. If we are looking for wholeness and peace, and it seems still far off, let the Holy Spirit in to change us to act out Jesus' model! His Spirit will help us to be gentle and reasonable, overflowing with mercy and blessings!