The Best Gift (Luke 2:14)

What is the best gift you have ever received? No doubt, there is a connection between the gift and the person who gave it that makes it such a treasured item. Today’s message looks at why Jesus is the best gift ever, and finds proof of this in the angel’s song found in Luke 2:14.

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The Thrill of Hope (Luke 1:67 – 79)

Christmas is a time for celebrating the hope of possibilities. As the promised son to Zechariah and Elizabeth is born and named, a song filled with celebratory hope is sung. Listen as these two short sentences are examined and explained. Ask yourself if you can sing this hopeful theme yourself.

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Mary’s song about her soon-to-be-born son, sometimes called the Magnificat, celebrates God’s person, power, and performance in her life. Mary was able to trace God’s hand in her own life, and it prompted a song of praise. Can you do that? Can you see God’s hand at work in your life? Are you singing God’s […]

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Rejoice! Psalm 148

Don’t hurry away from Christmas! The shepherds on the night of Messiah’s birth, returned with rejoicing and great wonder thinking about all the things they had seen and heard that evening. If we hurry away from the celebration we risk losing the wonder of all that has happened. This morning we look at Psalm 148 […]

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Love (Advent) Psalm 147

As we prepare to celebrate the birth of the Messiah, we find the expression of love more than can be understood. Psalm 147 helps us focus our praise to God for His love that is personal, powerful, and protective. Editor’s Note: the poem read is Labor of Love┬áby Andrew Peterson.

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Joy! Psalm 146

We enter a section of psalms called “Hallelujah Psalms” due to their beginning and ending with that blessed word. The psalmists celebrate the joy that is possible because of God’s presence. As we continue to observe the season of Advent (the time leading up to Christmas) we find there is still reason to celebrate with […]

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Peace (Psalm 145)

With all the hustle and bustle, pushing and shoving (and that is just finding a parking space at the mall) this hardly seems to be a “season of peace” and yet we are reminded that the coming of the Messiah ushers in a measure of peace, for He truly is the Prince of Peace. David […]

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Mercy! (Psalm 103)

Our year was filled with experiences both expected and unexpected. Some face the end of the year reeling after the last 12 months; others are ready to take on whatever comes next. King David has advice as you look back and then ahead. As David looked at God’s involvement in his life his response was […]

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Listen! (Luke 2:8 – 14)

One of the more-familiar Christmas carols is Charles Wesley’s Hark! the Herald Angels Sing! This song is so full of Biblical references and terms. Today we look at that carol through the eyes of Scripture, with the help of a little one named Daniel, and learn about the New-born King.

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The Thrill of Hope Luke 2:1 – 20

The wonder of Christmas is a remarkable experience. The first Christmas was not without its wonder either. We read of the events that unfolded on that silent night in the little town of Bethlehem; we marvel at the joyous news; we simply are amazed that God did something for us! Consider the wonder of Christmas […]

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