Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Battle Is the Lord's

With all the deceptive spirits roaming the land, you might think Christians should find a deep cave and see how we do as trolls for a few generations. But such a spirit of fear is not from the Lord. In the face of the spirit of error, we have tremendous confidence, for the Spirit of God is in us, and he is greater than all. Join us this Lord's Day to lay hold of the great confidence that is ours in Christ.

Songs
Joy to the World (92)
Angels We Have Heard on High (89)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (94)
What Child Is This? (103)

Scripture Reading
Old Testament: Deuteronomy 4:25-49; Psalm 16
New Testament: John 19:31-42

Sermon
Confident Conquerors in Christ - 1 John 4:1-6

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Jesus Christ has Come in the Flesh

"True God of true God,
Light of light eternal,
Lo, he abhors not the virgin's womb.
Son of the Father, begotten not created.

O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
Christ, the Lord."

This is what we will sing this Lord's Day, and in this way we will confess with joy that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh. But why is this confession a touchstone for testing the spirits? How does it work in our lives?

Besides confessing that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh, we will also consider carefully how this confession gives us discernment. Join us!

Songs
O Come, All Ye Faithful (88)
O Come, O Come Emmanuel (87)
God's Son Given (101)
To Us a Child of Hope Is Born (114)

Scripture Reading
Old Testament: Deuteronomy 4:1-24; Psalm 89:1-4, 35-37
New Testament: John 19:23-30

Sermon
Jesus Christ Has Come in the Flesh - 1 John 4:1-6