Christmas

Unspeakable Joy

“In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials” (1 Peter 1:6, NIV). How can the Bible say that we should rejoice in the middle of suffering? Pastor Andy digs into 1 Peter 1:3-9 to find out what Peter meant when he wrote those words, and how they apply to our lives today.

Dare to Hope

Guest speaker, Beau Martin, begins the Advent series focusing on Hope. Jesus Christ came to earth and fulfilled, in detail, the prophesies concerning the Messiah, the hope of Israel. As we wait for His return, will we continue to praise Him by being a light in this world? Will we continue to place our hope in Him, even if we look foolish?

Chrismon Family Service

Chrismons are a special kind of Christmas ornament created in the colors of white and gold to symbolize different parts of the story of Jesus and who He is. The LakeView Kids created these ornaments and hung them on the trees in our main auditorium during the four different parts of Jesus' story (Sunday's message): Jesus was Born, Jesus Lives/Dies/Rose Again, Jesus is God, and Jesus Saves. As you listen, may you be filled with joy for the amazing grace given to us through Jesus this Christmas season!

Joy to the World: Simeon’s Song

Pastor Alex Unis continues the Christmas Songs series with a message from Luke 2:29-32. God answered an old man’s prayer by allowing Simeon to see Jesus on His first visit to the temple at just eight days old. Simeon had waited decades to see God’s salvation, and was overjoyed to meet the Lord. How patiently do we wait on God? And are we filled with joy when He answers our prayers?

Angels We Have Heard On High: The Angels' Song

Pastor Andy continues our series looking at the original Christmas songs recorded in the Bible. In Luke 2:14, the angels sang, "Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth, peace to those on whom his favor rests." This leads us to ask who are those on whom God's favor rests? Am I someone who is favored by God? How can I be included in that group and receive God's peace this Christmas?

My Soul Magnifies the Lord: Mary's Song

Pastor Andy begins a new sermon series called Christmas Songs, where we study together the original songs of Christmas. The first Christmas music was composed a couple thousand years ago and written in Scripture. These Christmas songs from the Bible will help us make this Christmas season a time of worship, with family, friends, food, and shopping filling their appropriate roles under the Lord Jesus Christ.