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This past Sunday, we continued our focus on the Christmas story with a closer look at Luke 2. This may be very familiar territory for most of us, but as we work and worship our way verse by verse through this word from God that never changes, we find that—by His Holy Spirit—we will change as we preserve, ponder, and proclaim the most amazing gift of God's grace—His Son. “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son…” His Son—born of a virgin. Born to live. Born to die. Born to give His life for us so that we could live. Listen to our study from Luke 2 and discover this indescribable gift of God’s amazing grace!

On Christmas Eve, we looked at the birth of Jesus in the Gospel of John and asked some pretty big questions. Questions like…where did God come from? What is God's history? What would God's birth story be? Listen to our study from John 1 as we carefully considered the genealogy and birth of Jesus.

Prophecy Update

Sunday, December 29th

Billy Graham once said, “World events are moving very rapidly now. I pick up the Bible in one hand, and I pick up the newspaper in the other. And I read almost the same words in the newspaper as I read in the Bible. It’s being fulfilled every day round about us.” With all the bad news happening, there's still good news. Look up—your redemption draws near!

Join us at 10am this Sunday as we see that things aren't falling apart, they are falling into place as we see world events from a prophetic perspective.

Vision Sunday

Sunday, January 5th

At the beginning of each year, we consider the vision, purpose, and practice of our fellowship—why do we do what we do? Why do we invest in each other and encourage one another to persevere in following Jesus? Why do we tell others about the goodness and faithfulness and love of God and encourage them to do the same? There is a reason—and it is important. So important, it’s worth remembering year after year after year.

Join us for worship at 10am on the first Sunday of January (1/5/20) as we review the vision, purpose, and practice of our fellowship.

Bookstore

Visit the bookstore in our 2nd-floor office after service on Sunday and browse our selection of Bibles and books—including great resources for kids! All the books are at or below retail and all the Bibles are at or below cost. Suggested donations are on the back of each resource—donations above cost go to support world missions.

Three and One

You can read through the Bible in 2020!

All you need is your Bible and two bookmarks. No matter how long it has been since you’ve read, just pick up where you left off and read three chapters from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament. With this reading rhythm five days a week, you will work your way through the Bible in a year (apart from Psalms & Proverbs). After you’ve read the daily reading, listen to Pastor Dominic share insights and encouragements in a daily podcast. Visit ThreeAndOne.org to  listen to episodes or subscribe to the feed on a variety of audio streaming services.

Be Encouraged

Brutality, war, destruction, poverty, immorality. The world before Jesus’ birth desperately needed a savior. Some expected a civil savior—a leader who would solve all of their outward issues. 

Someone like…Caesar Augustus. Scaling the ladder of power through brutality and force, he exalted himself as the “sacred one” and became a man-made savior. He tried to solve man’s outward problems and bring outward peace. But as amazing as he was, Caesar Augustus was still just a man. 

The savior the world needed had to be more than a man. The world needed a different kind of savior. The Messiah—God made man—who left His throne, gave up His power, and descended to be born a helpless baby in the most humble of circumstances. 

Jesus did not come to be a civil savior. If our greatest need was administration, God would have sent an administrator. If our greatest need was money, God would have sent a business leader. If our greatest need was medicine, God would have sent a physician. But God knew our greatest need was salvation, forgiveness, and fellowship with Him. So He sent us a Savior, His One and Only Son, to purchase and provide what we needed most—permanent lasting inward peace with God. Because that is our greatest need. 

With the angels let us sing
Alleluia to our King!
Christ the Savior is here,
Jesus the Savior is here!

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