Greater Peace – Matthew 1:18-25

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg concludes our 2019 Advent series, “Greater Gifts,” by discussing how Jesus’ birth brings the gift of peace. Peace is a grand ideal. Yet, when it comes to actually finding or having peace, it seems that it’s more of a wishful thought than an attainable goal. This week we see how Jesus brings peace not to some degree, …

Greater Joy – Luke 1:39-41; 2:8-16, 20

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg continues to teach through our Advent 2019 series, “Greater Gifts,” on the best gifts of Christmas. As great as the Christmas season can be, most of us know that it can also be gut-wrenching, lonely, exhausting, and filled with every emotion under the sun. This week we’ll discuss how the JOY we know in the birth of …

Greater Faith

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Pastor Ron Eckberg continues our 2019 Advent series, “Greater Gifts,” by teaching on the gift of faith. Our celebration of Christmas centers on the manger and the birth of a baby. This child was, as the writer of Hebrews tells us, “the author and perfecter of our faith.” (Hebrews 12:2). Join us this week as we look at another of …

Greater Hope – Matthew 1:22-23

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg begins our 2019 Advent series, “Greater Gifts” by speaking of the gift of hope that is given in the birth of Jesus. Everybody loves Christmas presents. We love giving them and we love receiving them. But we must always remember that our presents are merely a reminder of the greatest gift – our Savior, Jesus Christ. By …

Longing for Redemption

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg closes our advent series, “Longing for Christmas.” Everybody loves the story of the underdog. We love it because we know our own shortcomings and want to believe that we too can overcome them. So how do we live out the underdog story? Only through the life, death, and resurrection of the child born in the manger. This …

Longing for Peace – Luke 2:14

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg continues in our series, “Longing for Christmas” teaching from Luke 2:14. Life seems to throw uncertainty after uncertainty at us. Just when we think we’ve got things figured out, we are confronted with the unexpected. It’s unsettling. Fortunately for those of us who celebrate the Messiah, we have a calm in the face of all of that …

Longing for Freedom – John 3 & 19

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg continues our Advent series, “Longing for Christmas”. No one enjoys feeling trapped. Instead, we love the sense of freedom. Most of us would love to be free from the constraints of time, money, or responsibility that can feel suffocating as seek meaning and fulfillment. This week we see how the birth of the Messiah delivers the freedom …