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Advent

A gift of Love. Pastor Jordan Hansen with special guest Ian Stevenson, Executive Director, Trellis

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, and yourself.

  1. Who has been the most loving person in my life? Why?
  2. How has the way they loved me influenced the way I love others?
  3. How did they show up and engage in my life to make a difference?
  4. Why do we need to receive God’s love to give love with lasting impact?
  5. How can we engage our community so they know the love of God too?

(There is no video of today’s service due to copyright laws for the songs that were played during the choir and dance performances.)

The Gift of Joy

Pastor Jordan Hansen with special guest performances by Dance 4 Joy Ministries and our annual Kid’s Christmas Choir.

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, and yourself.

  1. Is Christmas a joyful or a difficult season for me? Why/why not?
  2. How do I define joy? How is my definition connected to Christmas?
  3. Why is the news of Jesus‘ birth supposed to give joy to all people?
  4. How does connecting joy to salvation re-frame our definition of joy?
  5. How can we remind ourselves of the “joy of our salvation” this season?

A message of Peace

Pastor Jordan Hansen with special guest, Judy Lamborn, CEO of Open Gate International.

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, & yourself.

  1. How “messy” is my life right now? What is God up to in the midst of it?
  2. Is it realistic to think God will eliminate all conflict from our lives?
  3. Why is the peace that Jesus offers different than the world’s definition?
  4. How can I experience forgiveness and wholeness this Christmas season?
  5. How can I help someone experience God’s peace this Christmas season?

Special guests Teen Challenge

Our HOPE is in Jesus Christ!

 

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, and yourself.

  1. What is your hope this Christmas season for yourself and your family?
  2. How does hearing the stories of God working in others give us hope?
  3. Why is the gift of Jesus a reason to hope? How does Christ offer hope?
  4. How did the coming of Christ change everything for humanity?
  5. In what ways can we help share the gift of hope with others this season?

Today: What does love do?  Matthew 1:18-25

LOVE shows up!

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, & yourself.

  1. Who has been the most loving person in your life? Why?
  2. How has the way they loved you influenced the way you love others?
  3. How did their physical presence in your life make a difference?
  4. How does Jesus “showing up” reveal the loving heart of the Father?
  5. How can we make room for Jesus to “show up” in our lives in 2018? 

Today: Because Christ has come to us, we can live every day in the joy of the Lord. Praise to His name!

Our JOY is in Jesus Christ!

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, & yourself.

  1. What gives you joy? What steals your joy? What influences your joy?
  2. How does the quality of your relationships impact your joy?
  3. Is Christmas a joyful or a difficult season for you? Why?
  4. Why is the news of Jesus’ birth supposed to give you to all people?
  5. How can our relationship with God bring joy to our lives?

Today: Special Christmas Program featuring our youth.

Our PEACE is in Jesus Christ!

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, & yourself.

  1. Do you have a sense of peace in your life? Why or why not?
  2. Is your relationship with God in good standing? What is holding it back?
  3. How are y0ur relationships with your family, friends, and co-workers?
  4. Why is the peace that Jesus offers different than the world’s definition?
  5. How can you experience God’s peace in your life this Christmas season?

Today: He is our hope, today and forever! 2 Corinthians 1:20

Our HOPE is in Jesus Christ!

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, & yourself.

  1. What is your hope this Christmas season for yourself and your family?
  2. How does hearing the stories of God working in others give us hope?
  3. Why is the gift of Jesus a reason to hope? How does Christ offer hope?
  4. How did the coming of Christ change everything for humanity?
  5. In what ways can we help share hope with others this season?