Sundays 9:00 & 10:30 AM
Do we find that we have room in our lives for the things that really matter? Conventional wisdom tells us that we don’t find room but rather that we make room by getting rid of those things that are taking up too much real estate in our hearts and lives. This sermon series will explore how God is inviting us to make room for him in many and various ways as we make room for Jesus, for self, for others, for the unexpected, and for restoration. These rich Biblical texts show us the truth of our lives in Christ and invite us to start our new year afresh with the blessings that God has in store for each of us. Join us and bring a friend!
January 2- “For Jesus”
Text: Luke 2:4-7
The story begins with Mary and Joseph getting ready for the birth of Jesus and not finding room at the inn. In the crowded busyness of our lives, do we turn away the Savior as well or can we learn to make room for the Prince of Peace in our lives- even when his presence makes demands of us?
January 9 – “For Self”
Text: Luke 5:12-16
Our Lord sets an example for us even as we go about the business of caring for others: to go off to a lonely place to pray. Do we allow room in our lives for the quiet and self-care we need in order to be our best for those around us?
January 16- “For Others”
Texts: Micah 6:6-8, Hebrews 13:1-3
The life of Martin Luther King Jr. was one that pointed to the ideals of Micah 6:8: doing justice, loving kindness, and walking humbly with God. The author of Hebrews also reminds to keep loving others and to entertain strangers “for by doing so some people have entertained angels without knowing it.”
January 23- “For the Unexpected”
Text: Exodus 3:1-5
The story of Moses and the burning bush is one that teaches us that God’s presence at any given place and time transforms ordinary moments into holy moments. Are we prepared to find that God may be at work in us and in others in the most unlikely and unexpected of circumstances?
January 22- “For Restoration”
Text: Revelation 21:1-5
Our lives sometimes take us to places that feel like dead ends but God is a God who is always bringing us good news and new beginnings: “See how I am making all things new.” God isn’t finished with creation yet and his mercies are new for us each day. How does our Christian faith give us a lens to see how God is at work around us?