Isaiah 9:1-7

The coming King will bring an end to oppression.

The coming King will bring an end to oppression.

Due to technical difficulties, we were unable to record this weekend's sermon. For a summary of the book of Isaiah, check out these videos from the Bible Project:

To prepare for next week's message on The Promised Covenant in Jeremiah 31 enjoy this video:

Genesis 3

"I will put enmity between you and the woman,         and between your offspring and her offspring;     he shall bruise your head,         and you shall bruise his heel.” - Genesis 3:15

"I will put enmity between you and the woman,
        and between your offspring and her offspring;
    he shall bruise your head,
        and you shall bruise his heel.” - Genesis 3:15

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Jesus is the promised Seed who will crush the head of the serpent, provide the covering for our sins, and lead us back to joy in the garden.

Matthew 3:13-17

In Jesus baptism a new creation humanity is emerging from the waters.

In Jesus baptism a new creation humanity is emerging from the waters.

"And when Jesus was baptized immediately he went up from the water and behold, the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him and, behold, a voice from heaven said, 'This is my beloved Son with whom I am well pleased." Matthew 3:16-17

Matthew 3:1-12

How do you respond when told to "repent"?

How do you respond when told to "repent"?

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In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said,

    “The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
    ‘Prepare the way of the Lord;
        make his paths straight.’”

Matthew 2:13-23

God has brought his Redeemer out of the smoldering chaos of this world to rescue his people.

God has brought his Redeemer out of the smoldering chaos of this world to rescue his people.

"Out of Egypt I called my son."

"A voice was heard in Ramah,
        weeping and loud lamentation,
    Rachel weeping for her children;
        she refused to be comforted, because they are no more.”

He will be called a Nazarene.

Romans 1:16-17

God's righteousness means condemnation for some and hope for others. Hide yourself from the storm of God's coming wrath in the refuge of Christ's righteousness.

God's righteousness means condemnation for some and hope for others. Hide yourself from the storm of God's coming wrath in the refuge of Christ's righteousness.

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"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, 'The righteous shall live by faith.'” Romans 1:16-17

Matthew 2:1-12

Herod and all Jerusalem were terrified. The wise men rejoiced exceedingly. How will you respond to Jesus authority?

Herod and all Jerusalem were terrified.

The wise men rejoiced exceedingly.

How will you respond to Jesus authority?

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"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

2 Samuel 7

When God takes away our dreams will we turn to him trusting that he will fulfill all his promises to us in Christ?

When God takes away our dreams will we turn to him trusting that he will fulfill all his promises to us in Christ?

"When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever." (2 Sam 7:12-13)

Ephesians 6:21-24

Reflect God in your life as did Tychicus.

Reflect God in your life as did Tychicus.

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"So that you also may know how I am and what I am doing, Tychicus the beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord will tell you everything. I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are, and that he may encourage your hearts.

Peace be to the brothers, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with love incorruptible."

Ephesians 6:18-20

Prayer is our continual conscious connection to God to accomplish his work in the gospel.

Prayer is our continual conscious connection to God to accomplish his work in the gospel.

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"Praying at all times in the Spirit with all prayer and supplication, to that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints. And for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I would declare it boldly as I ought to speak."

Ephesians 6:10-17

Clothe yourself with the armor of God in order to stand against the attacks of he who prowls about like a lion seeking to destroy our faith.

Clothe yourself with the armor of God in order to stand against the attacks of he who prowls about like a lion seeking to destroy our faith.

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"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil."

Ephesians 6:5-9

"Rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man."

"Rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man."

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We get to be a part of creating, building, maintaining, and beautifying life. Even in the worst circumstances we have an opportunity to bring hope, to bring redemption in Christ to the world. We delight in entering into the darkness to lift people up out of shapeless , formless existence and create the environment for them to see and savor our God.

Romans 12:1-21

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A day of covenanting together as brothers and sisters in Christ, his body. Thanks for the special message from Pastor Leo Endel. Let's be a people serving one another without hypocrisy with our unique gifts from the Spirit, being transformed into life with Christ and dying to self with him in his death.