December 14-15, 2013
Patience in Suffering
James 5:7-11 and Matthew 11:2-15
We are anxiously awaiting Christmas and the arrival of the newborn Christ Child. But we also await the second coming of Christ. Both require patience, yet as people we very impatient. As we scroll through this text from James, we hear and feel the need to be patient as we struggle.
December 21-22, 2013
Living the Dream
Matthew 1:18-25 and Romans 1:1-7
When creation was shattered by sin, Christ became the first born without sin on that Christmas morning, igniting a series of events that would lead to our redemption. He is then the first born of the resurrection, conquering sin and death. In faith, we join with Him because He is with us (Emmanuel). We are born again. That truth is no dream, but the dream of Joseph that is now real for us.