Catastrophes remind us that we aren’t in control. Noah experienced that firsthand. He was stuck on a boat with no dry land in sight, so his only option was to trust God. Surrendering our lives to the God who controls the universe is the wisest decision we will ever make, because nothing is impossible for Him.
Zechariah and Elizabeth are described as being righteous and walking blamelessly before God. Yet they did not have a child. Sometimes you can be doing your very best to obey God and it feels like He isn’t listening to your most fervent prayers. Christmas is the announcement that God hears your prayers and the deepest longings of your heart.
As the followers of Jesus, nothing tells the world what we believe like our behavior. Hypocrisy has damaged the credibility of our witness and the one thing that will clean up the image of the Church is doing what Jesus told us to do. In this message we will learn the importance of making sure our faith and deeds line up.
Joseph was faced with humiliation, ridicule and doubt. We have all been there. Being obedient to God was going to cost him a lot of things, not the least of which was his reputation and honor. The announcement that the baby being born was to be called “Immanuel” gave Joseph the confidence to obey God, knowing that God was in fact with Him. Christmas is the announcement that God is with us.
Born between the years 1946-1964, this generation grew up in the most optimistic time in U.S. history (the 1950’s), only to live through the chaos of the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movement, and a presidential resignation in their teens and twenties. Breaking from the traditional value system of their parents, many of them experimented with drugs and sex. Boomers were the first generation to grow up watching television and music captured their line of thinking in a raw way. Their competence and optimism is needed now more than ever.
Pain is never easy to deal with. It can cause us to lose our focus and passion for life. Jesus promised us we would face hardship and he gave us an incredible tool to use when it visits our lives. In this message we will learn how to pray when we need help and healing.
It certainly would have been difficult for Mary to believe that being pregnant before marriage could be a sign of God’s favor, yet she was told by an angel that she had found favor with God. It’s sometimes in the most difficult and unexplainable circumstances that God reveals His generosity and kindness. Christmas is the revelation and announcement of God’s ultimate generosity and kindness to us.
“I have done what I have came to done…..do.”
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Born between the years 1981-2001, this generation has grown up under the cloud of terrorism like the Oklahoma City bombing, Columbine, and 9/11. For millennials, technology has made the world smaller and information readily available, which has dramatically changed how they interact socially. They are well-educated, rally around causes, and are far more tolerant of moral relativism than previous generations. Their compassion and commitment to community will benefit the Church for years to come.
Born between the years 1965-1980, this generation grew up in the most exciting and eclectic decade in pop culture history—the 80’s. However, the collapse of the Berlin wall and the explosion of the space shuttle became metaphors for what happened to the American family. Divorce rates reached an all-time high leaving many in this generation to be raised by MTV and Ferris Bueller. Their friends became their families and TV shows like The Simpsons captured the cynicism of the most aborted age group in American history. As they heal from childhood pain, their commitment to marriage and family will be the greatest contribution of Generation X.
Born before 1945, this generation has been called the “greatest generation” because it endured The Great Depression, World War II, and put a man on the moon. A large percentage of them grew up on a farm, so a good work ethic was instilled in them at a young age. They are financially conservative and deeply committed to their families, professions, and churches. Their wisdom and encouragement is critical to the success and health of future generations.
The mission God has given us is a “get to”, not a “have to.” As a church family, we get to partner with the Holy Spirit to reach Central Kentucky and there isn’t anything that we could give our lives to that is more fulfilling than that. In this message we will look at how Paul and Silas set an example for the church in Philippi by leading with joy and gratitude. (Acts 16/Philippians 1:1-11)
What happens when you ask a bunch of kids to tell the story of Christmas? Enjoy this story of Bethle-ha-ha-ham and the magical star that appeared.