Did you Hear the News?

The Resurrection of Jesus was shocking, world changing news.
It was so unexpected that even his disciples struggled to believe it! As with most big news, some were excited and others were definitely not! There are three basic approaches you can take when a breaking story puts you in a bad light. 1) cover it up, 2) Wait it out, 3) Admit your wrongdoing, apologize and deal with the consequences. As we consider the news of the Resurrection of Jesus, let us consider each of these approaches.

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Rose-Colored Glasses

Sometimes we see our lives through rose-colored glasses. We see all of the ways that we consider ourselves to be “good Christian people” when the reality is that we could all use a little (or a lot!) of work. Today is a day to admit our wrong-doings and the impurities of our hearts.

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Blessing the Nations

When God called Abraham in Genesis 12:3 he told him: “in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” God didn’t save you to keep that blessing for yourself, he wants you to share it. There is no treasure greater than a relationship with the Living God! By sharing this treasure you lose nothing and those who receive the gift gain everything. We are called to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth. What part is God calling you to play in his mission?

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The Heavens Declare

Did you see the “Christmas Star” a few days before Christmas? Some have speculated that a similar astronomical event may have been what the wise men saw after the birth of Jesus. Is this possible? Probably not. I like to think that God caused whatever it was as a supernatural event to announce the birth of his Son! “The Messiah is here!” was literally written in the sky!

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Giving Thanks in All Circumstances

This Thanksgiving is likely to be very different for you than the celebrations of years past. You may still have turkey, and stuffing, and cranberries, and pumpkin pie, but you may not see as many people from outside your household, if you see any at all. Not only that, you may find your plans changing at a moment’s notice! This is why Paul’s instruction in 1 Thessalonians 5:16–18 – to “Give thanks in all circumstances” is particularly poignant this year.

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Three Kings

Even the best and most revered of Kings in this world are fallible and sinful. The memory of their failings sometimes fades over time even as the memory of their virtue grows. Jesus is different. He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords (Psalm 95:3-5). Jesus cared deeply for those who were poor, weak, or vulnerable. He chose a humble birth to common parents. His early years were spent as a refugee living in a foreign land. He chose fishermen and outcasts as his band of disciples. He healed those who were sick, even touching the unclean. Finally, he cared for you in your spiritual sickness and poverty. Though he was rich, for your sake he became poor (2 Corinthians 8:9).

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Using our Talents in God’s Kingdom

We are called to be missional stewards of God’s resources, be it time, talent, or treasure. God has entrusted each of us with resources that he expects us to use for his glory and the expansion of his kingdom. Today we will focus on the “talent” aspect of stewardship. “Using one’s God-given abilities wisely and productively is a vital aspect of discipleship and will be rewarded with additional opportunities to serve God faithfully and fruitfully” (ESV Study Bible). What are you doing with what God has given you?

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Preparation for the Wedding Feast

When we put our faith in Jesus, it is a decision that changes our lives daily and forever. Faith is not like a life insurance policy that you choose once and file away. As Christians, we can’t make a decision to follow Christ and then tuck that away as a memory and live our lives as we did before. We need to continue to pursue Christ for the rest of our lives.

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Growing as a Saint

What does a Holy Spirit filled life look like? The beatitudes found in the gospel today point the way towards the characteristics of a Holy Spirit life. Jesus is not just giving advice but rather he is saying something different. These ‘blessings’, the ‘wonderful news’ that he’s announcing, are not saying ‘try hard to live like this.’ They are saying that people who already are like that will experience joy. What could it be like to live a life filled with the Holy Spirit? Could you life be more orderly, could it be more joyful, could you experience more peace in your situation?

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How to Vote as a Christian

Why should we, as Christians, be involved in worldly politics?
Trevon Wax, Sr. VP of Theology and Communications at Lifeway – “Our involvement in the political process is a way that we love our neighbors. It’s a way that we care for the world that God has entrusted to us, for the culture and the society that’s around us. ” In this sermon we will reflect on how we should discern our election decisions as Christians, as well as how we can be salt and light in a politically polarized world.

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