The Star that Leads, Matthew 2.1-12

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The wise men came searching for the King of the Jews by following a star. That star led them to the Christ child and they worshiped him recognizing something more to this little one than many others who would encounter him in the future. What does all of this mean? How are we led to Christ? What are the means by which God draws us to himself through Jesus?

Image: St Mary Major; 13th century mosaic: Adoration of the Magi, by Franciscan, Jacopo Torriti.

Incarnation and Salvation, John 1.1-18

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What is the true gift that humanity needs? It needs salvation to come down from God. It needs God to provide a way for our restoration because we can’t do it ourselves. In the first chapter of the Gospel of St. John, we hear about how God became man and that he became man that we might know God the Father through Jesus his Son. Listen now to find out more from Father Jeremiah

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God Came Down at Christmas: Born that We might be Saved, Luke 1.1-20

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At Christmas Eve, we so often hear about Jesus being born in Bethlehem and the angels and the shepherds. What is the importance of this event? Why is it so important that we continue to read about it and hear about it 2000 years later? God Came Down at Christmas truly did happen and we hear about it now!

Image: The Adoration of the Shepherds, Ivan Honchar Museum [Public domain]. Location: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shepherds_Bow_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg

God Came Down at Christmas: Transforming Love, Micah 5:2-5a

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Micah has promised the coming of a ruler over Israel who will be born in the insignificant town of Bethlehem. This ruler will bring peace and comfort to God’s people. All of it is out of God’s great love for his people.

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God Came Down at Christmas-Joyous Rejoicing, Zephaniah 3.14-20

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How do we come to know joy? Why do we rejoice? The prophet Zephaniah called the people of God to rejoice because God was going to remove the judgements against them and then God himself would rejoice over his people. How does God accomplish this in our lives? What do we do when we come face to face with God’s rejoicing over us?

Image: The Ghent Altarpiece: Singing Angels, Jan van Eyck [Public domain]. Location: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jan_van_Eyck_-_The_Ghent_Altarpiece_-_Singing_Angels_(detail)_-_WGA07642.jpg

God Came Down at Christmas-Refining Fire of Peace, Malachi 3:1-5

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Though we didn’t meet for church on Sunday due to inclement weather, Father Jeremiah recorded his sermon for the 2nd Sunday of Advent. How is it that we receive peace with God the Father? How does Jesus’ sanctifying of us relate to the peace that we receive by his coming? Father Jeremiah explores these questions and helps us all draw near to Jesus as our peace.

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God Came Down at Christmas-Reason for Hope, Zech 14.1-9

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During Advent we prepare for God coming to us through Jesus his Son. We begin a new series for Advent called: God Came Down at Christmas. In this first sermon, Father Jeremiah looks at Zechariah 14 and connects it to the coming of Christ and to our lives now. Listen now to find out more!

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Christ the Suffering King, John 18.33-37

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What kind of king is Jesus? How is he different from all the rest of the kings and rulers of the world? On this last Sunday of the Church Year, Christ the King Sunday, find out what makes Jesus stand out when compared to all others.

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It's the End of the World, Mark 13.14-23

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It’s the end of the World and the end of the age. How does this relate to us today? Jesus tells his disciples about judgment in Mark 13 and it’s coming to Jerusalem. We stand in awe in light of how this prophecy came to pass.

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