What did Jesus mean when he said it was for our good that he leaves this earth (John 16:7)? When Jesus ascended to heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father, the Holy Spirit arrived during the Festival of Pentecost (Acts 2). This momentous day has significance for us today. Join us Sunday at 10am as we conclude 2018 with the reality that Jesus' coming 2000 years ago--and going!--was, in fact, the turning point in His-story!
Christmas is the celebration of JOY. It transcends our feelings, our problems, our setbacks, and our disappointments. It's a reminder that Jesus came to earth to bring us lasting joy. He came to rescue us from sin and to change our hearts from the inside out. Join us Sunday at 10am as we light the Advent Candle of Joy and celebrate Jesus, the bringer of joy throughout the season and all throughout the year.
Is experiencing peace really possible? This Sunday we celebrate the Advent of Peace and are reminded that Jesus came to earth to bring us peace. If we are unclear about what happens when we die, we'll never have peace no matter how wonderful our circumstances may feel. Can we know for certain what happens after death? Join us as we see that what you believe about your future after death determines your peace in the present.
Immanuel--"God with Us"--came to earth to die, rise again and return to heaven. Jesus is now seated at the right hand of God the Father interceding for us until he returns again in the future. Mike Tabor from The Happy Church shared with us as we continue to celebrate Advent. Join us as we think about what it means that because Jesus gave his life for us on the cross, we receive grace and mercy when we approach the throne room of God.
Advent is the season of the year we set aside to prepare our hearts to celebrate the arrival of Jesus as a baby 2000 years ago, as well as the return of Jesus in the future. Isaiah predicted that Messiah would be called "Immanuel", which means "God with us" (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23). What does this mean as we stand between what Jesus did and what we anticipate Jesus will do in the future? Join us as we begin an Advent series discovering afresh that the God who is with us is the same God who is for us.