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Give More

December 22, 2013 | Luke 2:1-14 | advent conspiracy, christmas

In the third sermon in our Advent Conspiracy series, Pastor Gary challenges us to give like God gives. He gave us Jesus as a sacrificial gift, a relational gift, and an incarnational gift.

Do the opposite

December 19, 2013 | Christ, christmas, consumerism, Gary Combs, generosity, give, give more, giving, God, jesus, materialism

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given:” (Isaiah 9:6 KJV). I started watching the sitcom “Seinfeld” only after it went into syndication. I guess the daily dose of reruns finally got me interested. If you know anything about the show, you know that the character played by Jason Alexander, is

Spend Less

December 15, 2013 | Isaiah 55:1-7 | advent conspiracy, christmas

Pastor Gary Combs continues the Advent Conspiracy 2013 sermon series. This message from Isaiah 55:1-7 challenges us to spend less on Christmas so we can be more satisfied in the person of Christ

Don’t let the Grinch steal your Christmas!

December 12, 2013 | Advent, Christ, christmas, Gary Combs, jesus, less, money, more, satisfaction, satisfy, spending

“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy?” (Isaiah 55:2 ESV). Now, before you panic

Worship Fully

December 8, 2013 | Matthew 2:1-12 | advent conspiracy, christmas

Pastor Gary Combs begins a new 4-week series called the Advent Conspiracy 2013. This message from Matthew 2:1-12 challenges us to recognize the battle for our worship this Christmas and to choose to pull our worship off of the kingdom of this world and to fully worship King Jesus.

Who will win the battle for your worship?

December 5, 2013 | Advent, advent conspiracy, Christ, christmas, consumerism, culture, Gary Combs, God, jesus, materialism, money, spending, worship

“And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh” (Matthew 2:11 ESV). The word “worship” comes from the Middle English, “weorthscipe,” literally meaning to “ascribe worth.” We were created to worship. From dandelions to dinosaurs, no

All I Want for Christmas is Love

December 23, 2012 | 1 John | christmas

Pastor Gary Combs concluded the 4-week “All I Want for Christmas…” sermon series with this message from 1 John. This message shows the “ABCs” of how we can experience the agape love of God through Jesus, His Son.

All I Want for Christmas is Hope

December 16, 2012 | christmas

Pastor Gary Combs continues his sermon series “All I Want for Christmas” with this message about the living hope we have in Christ. During a time when our nation is feeling a sense of hopelessness with the massacre of the children and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, we need the encouraging message of the living hope we can have in Christ.

All I Want for Christmas is Peace

December 9, 2012 | Colossians 3:15-17 | christmas

Pastor Gary Combs continues the series “All I Want for Christmas…” with this message from Colossians 3:15-17 on how we can experience the peace of Christ. In a world filled with war and strife, the message of Christmas means more than a cessation of hostility. It means true peace. Peace that begins in the human heart through God’s peace offering– Jesus Christ.

All I Want for Christmas is Joy

December 2, 2012 | Philippians 4:1-9 | christmas

Pastor Gary Combs begins a new 4-part Christmas sermon series discussing the truly meaningful gifts that God offers us through Christ. This first message, taken from Philippians 4:1-9, reveals to us the necessary “right” conditions for living a life marked by Joy.