Matthew is helping people who have placed their faith in Christ, to be sure of what they have been taught. Without repentance, there is no forgiveness. Without forgiveness, there is no fruit. This can be a lot to swallow, but it's truth, right from the Word!
Young boy Jesus (12 years old) gave us the first glimpse of what it was like for Him to have a singular purpose, which was to do the will of His Father. He also found a way to be submissive to his earthly parents, as well. Mary and Joseph were devoted to doing God's will, too--but there was that moment when they forgot Him at the temple...
None of us can really understand how Jesus could "grow in wisdom" - but Pastor Scott shared everything that the Bible says about child Jesus. There are lessons for every age in the Word, and even some in this passage in Luke.
Pastor Eric taught us about the shepherds, and their response to Christ's birth. There is so much challenging content here, give it a listen!
Christ's birth did not occur in a clean home, a neat birthing center, or hospital. It was in the most humble place that you can imagine. Are there any lessons that we can learn from even that?
Today we heard from our elementary children, as they proclaimed Christ’s birth – and Pastor Scott shared about the MOST important birth announcement ever!
Jesus is the most important birth in the Bible, but the first announcement made by the Angel Gabriel was to Elizabeth and Zechariah, about their son, John. He was the forerunner to Christ - there are many interesting things in this section of the Book of Luke.
We are on a journey through the book of Luke--this week we were challenged by the first few verses, about the author, the recipient, and the purpose. That doesn't SOUND challenging, but truly, it is.
Pastor Eric finishes out the "Life of David" series, sharing some final lessons for us to learn!
David looks back at his life and has learned some important lessons that are so applicable for us today!