Worthy is the Lamb

The scene described in Revelation 5 is one of cosmic significance. Here we see, in the right hand of him seated on the throne, a scroll sealed with seven seals (Rev. 5:1). This scroll is a symbol of the sovereign purposes of God for all creation. But the question the angel poses (Rev. 5:2) is […]

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Who Is the Lamb?

As Abraham and Isaac journeyed up the mountain in the land of Moriah, Isaac asked: “Behold, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?” (Gen. 22:7).  By faith, Abraham responded that God would provide for himself the lamb. Few, if any, could comprehend that centuries later a child would […]

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God Will Provide the Lamb

At Christmastime, we love to sing traditional carols and hymns, proclaiming that “all is calm, all is bright ’round yon virgin mother and child—holy infant so tender and mild.” With such a peaceful description of Jesus’ birth, it’s easy to forget the bitter cup of God’s wrath which he came to drink in full. In […]

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The Gift of the Incarnation

In this sermon delivered on Christmas morning, Pastor Dave opens up God’s Word to reveal and explain the gracious gift of the incarnation: how God himself came to dwell among us, live for us, suffer like us, and die to save us from our sins.

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A Child Is Born, A Son Is Given (Isa. 8:21-9:7)

Addressing the people of Israel, the prophet Isaiah rightly foretold of God’s impending judgment coming against the nation. They were to be destroyed, ripped out of their homeland, and forced into exile, “thrust into thick darkness” (Isa. 8:22). Yet this darkness ultimately was not referring to their physical exile but their spiritual exile, their separation from God […]

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The Real Meaning of Christmas

Jesus, the baby born in the lowly manger, was the great plot twist in redemption’s story. The promise of a Messiah was made all the way back in the garden, in Genesis 3:15, and stretches across the pages of the Old Testament. Even in the final book of Scripture, we see a picture of this beautiful gospel […]

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The Word Became Flesh

Christmas in the church is treated by many, unfortunately, as merely a “season”.  We proclaim the truths of Easter year round, and rightly so, but Christmas events seem to be only appreciated during one month out of the whole year.  However, the incarnation is what makes the events that transpired during Easter weekend to be of such […]

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Why On Earth Did Jesus Come? (pt.2)

We must discover the real meaning of Christmas – what “Christmas spirit” is really all about. And to do that we must first understand who Jesus is, since it’s all about Him.  Last week we stated: “in order to seek him you must first believe he existed.”  This week, we will focus on the reason behind Jesus […]

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Why On Earth Did Jesus Come? (part 1)

There are many misconceptions and doubts about the events behind our Christmas celebration.  When was Jesus actually born?  Was he really virgin conceived and born? Did he really exist? Before looking at what Jesus did for us, the ultimate purpose for His coming, Pastor Dave briefly walks through some popular Christmas doubts and shows, from Scripture […]

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