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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… Read more »

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.

Hitching up for a holiday baptism

December 23, 2008 | baptism, christmas

“As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. Why shouldn’t I be baptized?” (Acts 8:36 NIV). I helped hitch up our baptism trailer this morning. We have a portable baptistry stored in a trailer. We are one of three churches that went in together… Read more »

Wisemen on the deck

December 19, 2008 | christmas, magi, nativity, wisemen

“On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh” (Matthew 2:11 NIV). Last Sunday when I returned from church I found the three wisemen from our… Read more »