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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God Uses Broken People

Text: Luke 2:8-23 – On this Third Sunday of Advent, Pastor Russ reminds us that God chose to announce the birth of his Son to lowly shepherds. Shepherds did not fall into the category of nobility or upper class citizens. Yet, God chose to reveal the arrival of the Saviour to these simple, hardworking people. […]

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Saved By God To Be Used By God

Text: Isaiah 40:1-11 – On this Second Sunday of Advent, Pastor Russ reminds us the just as God sent John the Baptist ahead of Christ to be his forerunner with the message of the coming hope, we too are called to be messengers of the gospel – the good news of hope in Christ and […]

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Unity In the Body of Christ

Text: 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13 – It is well known that disunity in the church hurts the body of Christ and our testimony to our community. God calls us to show love to one another. On this second Sunday of Advent, our focus is on the love God showed the world in sending his Son, the […]

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The Expectation of Christmas

Text:  Matthew 1:18-25 – On this First Sunday of Advent we lit the Prophesy Candle marking the official beginning of our Christmas season.  Christmas is a time of great expectation. The nation of Israel also had great expectations around the time of Christ’s birth as they eagerly waited for their promised Messiah to deliver them […]

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