Sermons from December 2023
Pastor Brent, Randy, and guest speaker Kade Hawkins take a look at various news and current events in Israel and around the world and the prophetic significance they carry.
We celebrate Jesus’ willingness to give up the blessing of heaven and come to this world as one of us, but we would be remiss if we just left it there. His coming to this world was always to lead to the cross and our salvation.
Simeon had a lot to question here. How can a little baby save me!? What good is He going to do? But Simeon sings and proclaims the goodness of God as He takes God at His word. May this Christmas season be an opportunity to see the reality of God’s word coming to life and being true for you. Because everything we see about Christmas has been prepared for you!
Jesus is beginning to show the Kingdom way is a matter of the heart. There needs to be a work done inwardly. Realizing we are nothing in ourselves. We are poor in spirit, but we hunger and thirst for Christ’s righteousness, by which we are able to stand before God. We receive His mercy and grace and understand it’s a work of His Spirit that brings about the transformation of the heart.
There will be times that we look at our mistakes and think that we’ve just totally blown it. But yet God took Joshua’s blunder (making a treaty with the Gibeonites) and turned it into a blessing. And in the same way, as we lay down our mistakes to the Lord in humility, He will transform them into blessings for His glory.
Christians need to conduct themselves in a way where all that they are doing, and the way that they are living, is simply reflecting the goodness of God. Our good works should cause people to give thanks to God for all He’s doing through us. Jesus is pointing us to a righteousness of the heart and it’s based on what He provides for us.