Christmas is often presented as a sentimental Hallmark card but the events surrounding the birth of Jesus are anything but sentimental. We find all the harshness, poverty, evil, and cruelty of the reality that we find in our world today. Yet the birth of Christ is filled with the hope of restoration; that He will restore what sin and death have taken from us and that our greatest enemy will be crushed. As we take this journey through the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus don’t get lost in the sentiment or despair, for Christ has come to restore all things.
Finding God’s Grace in everyday life. This 4 Week Series introduces us to the first four chapters of Genesis and the theme of Creation, Sin, and Re-Creation. It tells of how God created the world as very good, and it was then destroyed in the flood because of man’s disobedience. The English title “Genesis” is from the Greek translation of the Pentateuch (first five books of the Bible) and means “origin”, a very apt title because Genesis is all about origins – of the world, of the human race, of sin, and of the Jewish people. The Hebrew title is translated “In the Beginning,” using the first phrase of the book.
Living from His Grace for His Purpose This 16 Week Series explores the two main themes in the book of Ephesians. 1) Christ has reconciled all creation to himself and to God, and 2) Christ has united people from all nations to himself and to one another in his church. These great deeds were accomplished through the powerful, sovereign, and free working of the triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – and are recognized and received by faith alone through his grace. In light of these great truths, Christians are to lead lives that are a fitting tribute of gratitude to their great Lord.