Not many of us here today would say that our life has ended up being at this point exactly where we had in mind. Your life may be on the right trajectory. It may be moving in the right direction. But I have found that no ones life hits 100% of what they had hoped for. It is a reality of life. Things…
The Christmas Dilemma
Joseph. He certainly knew what it was like to have your plans ‘derailed’, didn’t he. Have you ever experienced that in your life? I know I have. It is a natural part of life to make plans, to plot out where you want to go, what you want to do, how you want things to be. Then, we work toward those goals.…
Matt 1:18–25 Joseph ’ s distress (1:18): He is heartbroken, assuming his pregnant wife-to-be has been unfaithful. Did Mary commit Adultery Did Joseph and Mary fornicate before marriage Joseph ’ s decision (1:19): Not wanting to disgrace Mary, he determines to break their engagement secretly. I Peter…
Hope For 2021
A brief series of three messages from Matthew's Gospel for Christmas 2020 (and the New Year) to remind Christians that our hope for 2021 is not in improved circumstance but in Whom we trust and serve. By faith in Him we need not fear or falter but press ahead in His fullness.
Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. But as he…
Characters of Christmas
Mark A Green • Sermon • • 55 views
Introduction Introduction Attention - let me start this morning by asking you a question. Do you want to be used by God? Now, I know we are supposed to say yes to that question. But is it your genuine hearts desire to be used by God? What is the Hearer’s problem? What is the Biblical Solution? What do…
RCL - Advent
Benjamin Snyder • Sermon • • 54 views • 15:14
This advent homily attends to Joseph's perspective of the conception and birth of Jesus. It highlights how messy the Christmas story was when not viewed in hindsight. It raises questions about the slowness and inefficiency of God's salvation. The good news that it proclaims is that God is with us.
A dramatic monologue of Joseph's experience of the birth of Christ focusing on the way he was inconvenienced by God's plan and what that suggests to us as we follow God's plan.
The story of Christmas isn’t just about a baby in a manger. The story of Christmas is about who that baby is. The story of Christmas is about what that baby came to do. The story of Christmas is about God keeping His promise to send a Savior. Have you trusted in Him?
I Will Build My Church: Luke & Acts Series
Each Christmas I preach on the birth of Jesus Christ. It seems fitting because Christmas is about Him! There is always this temptation or struggle to somehow make this fresh, amazing, powerful. I’m going to leave that in God’s hands today, ( truth is I should leave it there every time .) Today I want…
Today’s theme for advent is light. Again, we will use our questions to consider this theme. What is light? How can we experience light? How does Christmas help us to understand and experience light? Today we are going to be looking at two events around the birth of Christ. The first is before his birth,…
Matthew 1:18-25 highlights that obedience as seen through the: 1) The Predicament of Joseph (Matthew 1:18-19), 2) The Point to Joseph (Matthew 1:20-21), 3) The Prophecy for Joseph (Matthew 1:22-23), and 4) The Performance of Joseph (Matthew 1:24-25)
A FearLESS Christmas
We live in a world of drama . None of us like drama, but many of us help produce it. Social media has many positive characteristics but can also help to create and sustain drama. We cannot please everyone. We try our hardest but it doesn’t work. I must admit this is a hard lesson I am still learning.…
Holiday Season 2020
Join us for our candlelight service at 6:30 pm. We are going to sing, we are going to be encouraged, and we are going to join together to let the light of Christ shine brighter then ever.
What Child is This?
Rick Page • Sermon • • 21 views
Joseph WCIT What child is this, who laid to rest, On Mary's lap is sleeping? Whom angels greet with anthems sweet, While shepherds watch are keeping? This, this is Christ the King, Whom shepherds guard and angels sing: Haste, haste to bring…
Latin Mass 2020
Rev. Brendan McGrath • Sermon • • 15 views
LESSON: St. Joseph the Worker During Our Blessed Lord’s public ministry, He returned to His home town of Nazareth. Even though He already enjoyed great renown throughout the country for His preaching and teaching, healings and other miraculous works, in His home town He is still known more by His family.…
The Cost of Christmas
Aaron Bauer • Issaquah Christian Church • Sermon • • 14 views • 29:43
A lot went into the story that we celebrate at Christmas. As we discover that backstory, we find that God can use our sordid stories as well. In this message, we explore Joseph, the husband of Mary.
The Characters of Christmas - Advent 2019
Joel Gilbert • Sermon • • 10 views • 40:52
Introduction Chad Bockius - an author and coach shared this story: It was the summer before my freshman year of high school. My brother, Derrick, was a few years ahead of me and picked up this crazy sport, called pole vaulting. Before school began, he got me out on the track and taught me. From that…
The Lights of Christmas
Steve • Sermon • • 10 views
Intro Lk 2 Lilly house - it was busy, but the life was gone. Temple - the place where heaven and earth touch. The Temple is where you would go to be near God; to be in his presence. It was busy, but the life was gone. Ichabod Going to see 4 people gather around the true Temple. 2 are old and 2 are young.…
The Christmas Dilemma
David Virr • Sermon • • 10 views • 31:50
The entrance of Jesus into the world changed human history...He also changes and continues to change individual lives. This series looks at five characters within the Christmas narrative who never expected a baby to shale up their lives the way Jesus did. But when Jesus enters the picture...though plans get turned upside down...His plan, God's plan leads t joy, hope and salvation.