Emmanuel: God With Us (2 Samuel 7:1-16)

What does it mean for us that God is omnipresent?  It means he is everywhere at all times, and it means that we are always in his presence.  But most of us live like that is not the case.  Today we look at the presence of God and an eternal promise he made to King David, a promise that we saw fulfilled in the birth of Jesus, and a promise we will see fulfilled again in the second coming of Christ.

Recorded at Hudson UMC on December 21, 2014.


Bring the Good News (Isaiah 61:1-4,8-11)

As Christians we are all called upon to bring the good news, but what exactly does that mean?  What is the good news, and why is it so hard to tell it?  After all, we are so ready to go on Facebook and tell about good news that pales in comparison to the eternal life that God offers.  Today we look at Isaiah 61, the scripture that Jesus used to begin his ministry in Galilee, and we look at what the good news is, and how we can share it.

Recorded at Ebenezer UMC on December 14, 2014


Prepare the Way of the Lord (Isaiah 40:1-11)

Today we continue with Isaiah, this time looking at chapter 40.  Isaiah begins the second part of his book of prophecy by telling the people of Israel to prepare the way for the coming Lord.  But rather than being words merely for the people of the 8th century BC, Isaiah's words are for us as well, imploring us to remember that Christ will return, and that we should prepare our hearts and minds to receive him.

Recorded at Hudson UMC on December 7, 2014.


Tear Open the Heavens (Isaiah 64:1-9)

Advent.  So often we think of Advent as the Christmas season but in reality it is a time when we look forward to the return of Christ.  This week we begin to look at Old Testament prophecies with Isaiah 64 in which the prophet calls upon God to tear open the heavens and come down to earth.  It is a prophecy which was fulfilled in Christ's coming, and it will be fulfilled again when Christ returns.

Recorded at Ebenezer UMC on November 30, 2014.


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