January 05: “Always Four Sundays in ‘HAPPY NEW YEAR!’” (Luke 2:1-20; John 1:1-18; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18) This month’s series is about the six seasons which make up the Christian year, and this Sunday’s message starts with an overview of the first two, which we’ve just come through: Advent and Christmas. Colors, primary scripture passages, and the meaning of symbols will be introduced each week in a way that will help us celebrate these seasons meaningfully, and not as empty rituals. January 12: “The Light Is Green and the Insight Divine” (Matthew 2:1-12; 17:1-13; John 2:1-12) This Sunday we’ll focus singularly on the season of Epiphany, which focuses on the fullness of Jesus’ three-year ministry, and how many of His experiences and miracles revealed Who He really is…and thus, Who the Father is as well! January 19: “Purple and White Again, With New Meaning” (Matthew 26:1-28:15; Mark 11:1-11) The seasons of Lent and Easter are the focus of today’s message. It may seem like a lot of ground to cover, but most church-goers are more familiar with the important stories and worshipful activities of these two seasons than either Epiphany or Pentecost, for which more time should then be spent. Lent and Easter go hand-in-hand, and we’ll see why! January 26: “Acts 29 Is About 1,990 Years Long” (Acts 1-3; 26-28) This final message in the series is about the last and longest season of the Christian year: Pentecost! This is most appropriate, especially when you consider that the Church was birthed on Pentecost, and the Church continues to add chapters to its story of living out the faith and spreading the gospel each and every year. The life and story of Jesus goes on….
SERMON THEMES FOR FEBRUARY 2020
LIVING WHAT WE BELIEVE: THE APOSTLE'S CREED SERIES
For the next nearly three months we will take a “practical” and down-to-earth look at the most common, classic affirmation of faith: the Apostles’ Creed. The intent will not merely be to help us understand the different doctrines it proclaims, but also to reveal the truth that what we truly believe actually determines and directs the way we live.
February 02: “God the Father—Part One” (Isaiah 40:25-26; 43:13-16; Mark 14:32-36; Romans 8:15-17) “I believe in God the Father Almighty,” This week’s sermon deals with the personal intimacy and powerful presence of God as our Heavenly Father.
February 09: “God the Father—Part Two” (Genesis 1; Psalm 19:1-6; 148; Jeremiah 1:4-7; Ephesians 1:3-12) “maker of heaven and earth;” This Sunday we’ll focus on God not only as the One Who created the entire universe, but also the One Who conceived and called each one of us with personal purpose.
February 16: “Jesus Christ—Part One” (Luke 1:26-38; 2:1-7; 23; Philippians 2:5-8) “and in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord: Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate,was crucified, dead, and buried;” Today’s message will dig deeper into the fullness of Who Jesus is, and will also ask each of us reflective questions meant to bring greater consistency and integrity of how we live what we believe.
February 23: “Jesus Christ—Part Two” (Luke 24:1-12, 50-51; John 5:25-29; Philippians 2:9- 11) “He ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.” While most of us view Jesus’ resurrection as the climactic finale, the message today will merely begin with His resurrection and then take us into a number of other important experiences and purposes Jesus fulfills thereafter.
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