The Scrooge Effect (Christmas Eve)

December 24 It is one thing to be redeemed. It is quite another to want others to join you. This brief message at our Christmas Eve service investigates the shepherds who saw the baby Jesus, were changed, and enthusiastically told everyone.

The Ghost of Ongoing Performance Pressure

December 22 It is one thing to want to do good. It is quite another to place our value in what we do. This message investigates the mother of Jesus as she figures out who her son is, and it invites us to receive from Jesus relief from our ongoing performance pressure. Bah Humbug 12.22.2019…

The Ghost of Future Fears

December 15 It is one thing to make plans for our future. It is quite another to face our future without fear. This message investigates the stories of the various people around Jesus’ birth (Mary, Joseph, the wise men) who had plenty of reasons to fear and even more reasons not to, and it invites…

The Ghost of Present Troubles

December 8 It is one thing to be confident in who we are. It is quite another to be transformed into who we were meant to be. This message investigates how God wrestled with two people from two different eras (Jacob and Joseph), and it invites us to yield to God’s transforming work in our…

The Ghost of Past Regrets

December 1 It is one thing to get away with something. It is quite another to be haunted by it, and regrets haunt. This message investigates the actions of the ancestor of Jesus, King David, who committed horrendous acts, and it invites us to let God redeem our past regrets. Bah Humbug 12.01.2019 Web Guide