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  Date: Sunday, December 02, 2018       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 33 mins 34 secs    
Passage: Isaiah 7:14    
  Description: In this series on the carols of Christmas we'll explore the stories behind some of our best-loved Christmas music. This week: O Come, O Come Emmanuel, a hymn based on ancient Latin texts. The title and first verse reflect an ancient prophesy about someone who'd be born and bear the name Emmanuel, or God with us. Who could this be? The Christmas story makes the identity of this one clear. We'll learn how we can celebrate the astonishing truth that God came to be with us in his Son, Jesus Christ, and we'll learn how that truth can change the way we live today.
  Date: Sunday, November 25, 2018       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 42 mins 12 secs    
  Description: We will walk along with the woman we met last week as she experiences the worst tragedy any parent can ever experience, the death of a child. In her case it is the death of the son that God had so graciously given to her as we learned last week. Her responses are not what we'd expect even though she fully felt the loss.How she responded resulted in her priceless gift being restored to her. There are lessons for us in her loss, her response, and in God's graciousness toward her.
  Date: Sunday, November 18, 2018       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 43 mins 25 secs    
  Description: After encountering a desperate single mother in our last message, this week we'll meet a content and spiritually alert woman of means. While she seems to lack nothing and asks for nothing, her unselfishness and hospitality toward God's prophet are rewarded with a priceless gift. Through this encounter she experiences the steadfast love and graciousness of the true God of Israel, a God still at work today.
  Date: Sunday, November 11, 2018       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 42 mins 51 secs    
  Description: Being a single mother is a very tough job. Not the least of a single mother's challenges is the financial one: how to earn a living while raising a family. Today we meet a single mother who is destitute and desperate, but not hopeless. We'll see what she does when at her lowest point, and how God rescues her and her children from the worst situation of their lives. It requires faith, but her faith is rewarded abundantly.
  Date: Sunday, November 04, 2018       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 44 mins 21 secs    
  Description: No wise men from the east here. Just three middle eastern kings who foolishly get themselves into a life or death situation. But, thank God, there is someone they can turn to, and through God he gives the instructions that turn a ruin to a rout. This is the story of God's gracious rescue of some men who forgot to ask him what to do before they did it and got into trouble. Sound familiar?
  Date: Sunday, October 28, 2018       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 43 mins 43 secs    
  Description: The great man of God, Elijah, is about to be taken away from Israel. At his side is the one he was told by God to anoint to be his successor, Elisha. How would Israel know that Elisha was to take Elijah's place? How would a humble servant become a feared spokesman for God in a land rife with ungodliness? We'll see just how God worked this out, just how God made sure his people would not be without his word in this message.
  Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018     Duration: 39 mins 18 secs    
  Description: Ahab's son Ahaziah succeeded him on the throne, only to prove he had learned nothing from what had happened to his nation and to his father because of his father's and mother's idolatry. Even at the most critical time in his life, confronted with the opportunity to change, he did what many do today, stubbornly sticking to powerless idols, costing them, as it did him, their lives.
  Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 52 mins 24 secs    
  Description: Israel's godless king was also a covetous king. He wanted to buy a vineyard to turn into a vegetable garden, but the owner rebuffed him. What happened next reveals the first portion in the ultimate high price of this little vineyard. A queen's abuse of power and a king's willingness to go along with injustice cost them both dearly, demonstrating the ultimate justice of God.
  Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 44 mins 33 secs    
  Description: Elijah was a man with a nature just like ours (James 5:17), and nowhere is that more evident than in the event we'll focus on in this message. How a man of God could get into a situation like we find Elijah in may not surprise us all that much if he truly shares our nature. But this incident is not so much about Elijah, but about God, and how he treats us when we are where we shouldn't be like Elijah was.
  Date: Sunday, September 23, 2018       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 58 mins 6 secs    
  Description: Three and a half years have passed, and a desperate godless king has searched for God's man everywhere he could, but has not found him. Drought and famine virtually destroyed the nation that abandoned the One, True God for idols. Suddenly, God's man reappears and his agenda now is to confront his entire nation with its sin. What will he do? How will the people respond? What does it mean for us today? We'll get see in this dramatic passage.


Deacons' Meeting Tuesday, December 11 @ 7:30 PM
Young Marrieds'/Young Parents' Christmas Party Saturday, December 15 @ 2:00 PM
Men's Choir Rehearsal Sunday, December 16 @ 12:00 PM
Christmas Celebration Sunday, December 23 @ 10:30 AM
Christmas Reception Sunday, December 23 @ 11:45 AM

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