This Christmas Eve, Pastor Matt invites us to “REJOICE! THE CHILD SHINES IN OUR DARKNESS!” Together we’ll look at 1. The darkness 2. The joy and 3. The Child
Isaiah: God Saves Sinners (Preaching the Word) by Ray Ortlund
The Prophecy of Isaiah: An Introduction Commentary by Alec Motyer
ESV Study BibleRead sermon transcript
As we move from the barren, vast landscape of stumps at the end of Isaiah 10, we find our certain hope in the shoot of Jesse in Isaiah 11. The shoot and root of Jesse, Jesus the Messiah, is our certain hope because he is a better king and has a better kingdom.
Isaiah: God Saves Sinners, by Ray Ortlund
Isaiah: The NIV Application Commentary, by John Oswalt
Isaiah (Tyndale Old Testament Commentary), by Alec Moyter
The Shoot from Jesse, the Nations, and Israel, by John Piper
This week Pastor Mark dives into Isaiah to illustrate our third Christmas Word: “HOPE” by encouraging us to Put our hope in the root of Jesse because 1. He is a better King
and 2. He has a better Kingdom
Gary V. Smith, Isaiah 1–39, ed. E. Ray Clendenen, The New American Commentary (Nashville: B & H Publishing Group, 2007), 273
The Prophecy of Isaiah: An Introduction Commentary by Alec MotyerRead sermon transcript
Everyone thinks of Christmas as as season of hope, but on what do we set our hopes? This passage directs our hopes to the greatest possible king with the greatest possible kingdom.
Resources:Read sermon transcript
In our second Advent sermon, Pastor Matt encourages us with the BIG IDEA: Beloved, let us love one another because 1. Love is from God, 2. God is love, and 3. God has loved us.
New City Catechism
New American Commentary, 1 John, by Danny Akin
John Frame, The Doctrine of God
https://www.yosemite.ca.us/yosemitefallsfacts.htmlRead sermon transcript
In our first sermon of Advent 2021, Pastor Matt dives into the the big idea that we are to “Receive His Peace” What type of peace do we receive from Jesus? 1. Upward 2. Outward 3. Inward
The NIV Application Commentary: Luke. By Darrel Bock
Read sermon transcript
We kick off our series on Christmas words with peace, but we also see that peace comes as part of a bigger package–good news of the birth of a Savior who brings glory to God in the highest and peace to His people on earth.