Sermons from December 2022
A Savior Is Born | Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 1:26-38
“Christmas is the answer to the question, does God love me?”. Bernie Michaud shares a message of encouragement on this Christmas Day. Can we see beyond our circumstances to the hope and joy that God provides through our savior? Questions to Consider How would you be feeling if these events were happening to you? How much do you trust God with your life’s circumstances?
What Happened and What’s Happening | Luke 2:1-20
On this Christmas Eve, Pastor Ron helps us to experience the wonder of the shepherds. The shepherds participated in God’s work long ago and we can do the same today.
What is this Love? | Matthew 1:18-25, 1 John 4:7-12
On the fourth Sunday of Advent, Pastor Ron shared with us about God’s perfect love. Discussion Questions 1. Why is our love, generally, not bad, but imperfect? 2. Have you ever been faced with Joseph’s dilemma between doing what is right and what is loving? How did you reconcile the two? 3. How are the components of – initiative, sacrifice, and purpose – evident in our experience of God’s love? (note: 1 John 4:9-12) 4. Can we cite an instance…
Joy | Luke 2:8-14, Isaiah 53:1-6
On the third Sunday of Advent, Alex DiBisceglie shared with us a message about the joy that we can experience with God. Discussion Questions Icebreaker: What is one of your favorite Christmas traditions? 1. How does culture define joy? 2. What are some obstacles that prevent us from experiencing joy? 3. What are some ways the Suffering Servant joy helps you transcend sorrow in your life? 4. What does it mean that Jesus bears our griefs and carries our sorrows?
Christmas Peace | Philippians 4:4-9, Luke 2:8-15
Discover what it means to have true peace, “Christmas Peace”, as Pastor Ron shares on this second Sunday of Advent. Discussion Questions 1. “Why is “Christmas peace” a perfect peace? 2. What is necessary to receive this peace? 3. Can we have peace with God and not have the peace of God? Why or why not?