Christmas Eve at LakeView Church. Pastor Andy finished up the Advent series by looking at John 1:1-14 to see what the Bible says about who Jesus is, and how we need to decide what we're going to do with that claim.
Hope, love, joy, and peace. In this fourth Advent message, Pastor Andy turns to the Book of Philippians to find out how we can have the peace of God and the God of peace this Christmas.
“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.
Pastor Andy continues our Christmas series with a message from 1 John 4:7-21 about love. When we receive God’s love and complete it by sharing it with others, God shines in us. This Christmas, let’s love like no one else!
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?
Pastor Andy Fuqua brings the story of the wise men from Matthew 2:1-12 for a Christmas Eve candlelight service. What is the greatest gift you can give this Christmas? The best Christmas gift you can ever give is to give yourself to the Lord.
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?
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?
Mike Moll, one of our elders, brings the second message in our series Christmas Songs. In Luke 1:67-69, we find Zechariah's response to the angel who told him his wife, Elizabeth, would have a son in her old age. That son was John the Baptist, the forerunner of Christ.
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.