Sermon Series "God With Us"
This series looks at the Christmas story to see how God is with us through all parts of our lives.
In Our Awe
December 3, 2018
See that God is with us
God was with Mary in her awe.
The fear of meeting God up close.
Embracing the awe of the Lord
“The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God.” ~Luke1:28-30
“When the people saw the thunder and lightning and heard the trumpet and saw the mountain in smoke, they trembled with fear. They stayed at a distance and said to Moses, ‘Speak to us yourself and we will listen. But do not have God speakto us or we will die.’” ~Exodus 20:18-19
“There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus.Peter said to Jesus, ‘Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.’” ~ Matthew 17:2-4
In Our Valley
December 9, 2018
Walking through the Valley
We all spend time in the valley.
Life in the valley can be lonely.
God is eager to guide your path.
“This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.” ~Matthew1:18-19
“Even though I walkthrough the darkest valley,I will fear no evil,for you are with me;your rod and your staff,they comfort me.’” ~Psalm 23:4
“But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, ‘Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.” ~Matthew1:20
“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.” ~ Jeremiah 29:11-12