The Birth of Jesus – A Lesson In Contrasts

Text: Luke 2:8-20 – On this Fourth Sunday of Advent, Pastor Win highlights some significant contrasts we see surrounding the birth of Jesus. God sometimes uses contrasts to reveal something we need to learn. In this case, God’s word teaches us that our significance is not tied to our heritage or our accomplishments, or our […]

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Finding Joy This COVID Christmas

Text: Luke 2:8-15 – On this Third Sunday of Advent, Pastor Win looks at the message the angel delivered to the shepherds that first Christmas.  The good news was that the promised Saviour was born and he would bring great joy to all people. In a time when individuals and families are struggling with liking under […]

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Why Bethlehem?

Text: Luke 2:1-7 – On this second Sunday of Advent, AGC East Regional Director, Tom Lambshead, preaches our first Christmas message looking at the significance of Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem. Why would the King of Kings – the Son of God, be born in such a meager, tiny village in the Judean countryside?

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God’s Peace On Earth

Text: Luke 2: 8-20; Micah 5:2-5 – On this fourth Sunday of Advent, Pastor Win looks at the song of the angels as they announced to the shepherds that God’s promised Messiah had been born to bring “peace” on earth. The Jewish nation had longed for God’s promised peace – His Shalom. But the fulfillment […]

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The Shepherd’s Joy

Text: Luke 2:8-20 – On this third Sunday of Advent, Pastor Russ looks at the angel’s announcement to the shepherds. God did not choose to announce the birth of the Saviour to the rich or powerful or religious elite of the world. He chose to announce the birth of the Saviour to lowly shepherds reminding […]

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Busy for God This Christmas

Text: Matthew 25:1-13 – As we continue with Advent, Pastor Russ considers the Bethlehem Candle and the theme of God’s promises fulfilled in the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, just as the prophets foretold. But God’s promise of the coming Saviour also has an eschatological fulfillment in Christ’s second coming. In light of that, today’s […]

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Offering Our Hearts to God This Christmas

Text: Matthew 2:1-12; 2 Kings 23:24-25 – On this “Christmas Sunday”, Pastor Russ reflects on the gifts of the magi presented to the Christ child as an act of worship. Similarly, King Josiah, who led the people of Israel in great reforms, also worshiped the Lord with great passion. In fact, God’s word says there […]

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Is Your Light Brightly Shining This Christmas?

Text: John 8:13; Matthew 5:14-16 – Jesus said “I am THE light of the world.”  He is the only source of light that overcomes darkness in this world. An while he is the light, he also calls us, his followers, to be light ourselves – to be his light that shines brightly for others to see […]

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A Grand Annoucement

Text: Luke 2: 8-15 – On this Fourth Sunday of Advent, Pastor Win takes a closer look at the angel’s announcement to the shepherds about the birth of our Saviour. It reminds us that Christmas is a time to celebrate the joy, peace, hope and salvation offered to all who have put their faith and […]

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