Sermons on the topic of Advent


Jesus is Better: Jesus the Better High Priest

Bible VersesHebrews 4:14 - 5:10

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December 24, 2017

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At the heart of Christmas is the message of God drawing near to us in the person of Jesus Christ. The Son of God willingly left his seat at the Father's side to come down and identify with humanity in every respect, including our weaknesses. That's what makes him a perfect High Priest and what gives us the confidence to draw near to God in times of need.

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Jesus is Better: The Better Moses

Bible VersesHebrews 3:1-6

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December 17, 2017

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Jesus is Better: The Better Brother

Bible VersesHebrews 2:10-18

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December 10, 2017

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If you have a hard time believing that the Christmas story (of God becoming man) can be anything more than a legendary tale, you’re certainly not the first. Ancient Jews and Gentiles would’ve been equally skeptical. And yet the first Christians insisted that it was fitting for their God to choose to save in just this way. It was fitting that he would become like us in every respect.

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Jesus is Better: The Better Messenger

Bible VersesHebrews 1:1-2:4

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December 3, 2017

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As we enter the holiday season, it’s so easy to be distracted by all the shopping, traveling, and feasting. It’s easy to neglect the Message at the heart of Christmas. But there is no better Gospel prior to or ever since the Advent of Christ, so take heed and pay much closer attention.

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Wise Men and a Child King

Bible VersesMatthew 2:1-12

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December 25, 2016

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The visit of the Magi is a familiar Christmas story. Which is why it’s surprising to discover that, at heart, it has to do with God's passion and plan for his Son to receive exceedingly glad worship from all the peoples of the earth. It's a plan still unfolding today. A plan that every believer is called to join.

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The Righteous Branch

Bible VersesIsaiah 11:1-10

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December 4, 2016

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Advent is derived from the Latin adventus which means ‘coming’. It’s about the two comings of the Christ. On one hand, we celebrate the fact that the Christ has already come to redeem his church. But now we wait and long for the Christ to come again to restore his world.

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For to Us a Child is Born

Bible VersesIsaiah 9:1-7

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November 27, 2016

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For many people, Christmas is about lights and decorations. It puts us in a festive mood. For the ancient people of God, Christmas was also about light but in a much more profound sense. Putting them in a surprised and humbled mood.

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The Word Became Flesh: The First Missionary

Bible VersesJohn 1: 14 -18

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December 20, 2015

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The incarnation is not just a miracle - it's missions! On that first Christmas, Jesus was engaged in missionary work. His "mission trip" can be summarized in three words; humility, presence, and witness.

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The Word Became Flesh: The Birthright

Bible VersesJohn 1:11-13

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December 13, 2015

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Christmas is a story of great news about how the Son of God became a Son of Man that all who receive him, by faith, may become sons of God.

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The Word Became Flesh: The True Light

Bible VersesJohn 1:6-11

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December 6, 2015

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In a dark world searching for meaning in life, John the Baptist bears witness of the true Light, Jesus Christ, who provides life, security, and direction.  Although Christ took the initiative to pursue and love the world, He was not recognized.

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