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Part 1  |  Hope

Scott Axtmann
December 1, 2013

Throughout the Christmas season Pastor Scott will be preaching through the Advent themes of Hope, Peace, Love & Joy. This first message looks at the topic of Hope and why it is so essential for our lives. It is not a mere wish, want or desire, but hope is the assurance that Jesus gives us that he is the way, truth and the life.

scriptures cited:

Ephesians 1:18
James 4:14
Colossians 1:27
Hebrews 6:18

Part 2  |  Peace

Scott Axtmann
December 8, 2013

In this second message in the Advent series, Pastor Scott preaches about Peace. We have been reconciled to God, He has demolished the hostility that existed and given us new hearts. Jesus, himself, is our peace and he sustains us through all of lives troubles and difficulties. Jesus brought peace on earth by putting peace in our hearts.

scriptures cited:

Luke 2:8-14
Romans 8:6
Ephesians 2:1-3
John 14:27
Matthew 11:28-30
Isaiah 26:3

Part 3  |  Love

Scott Axtmann
December 15, 2013

Jesus loves you. It may sound like a typical Christian cliche, but it is quite possibly the greatest theological truth. God has a great love for us, a love that showed itself in Jesus coming to this earth. His life of love and service, and his sacrificial death proves that God is abounding in steadfast love. He is excited to forgive people and welcome them into his family as sons & daughters.

scriptures cited:

Ephesians 3:14-21
Zephaniah 3:17
Psalm 103:10-14
Micah 7:18-20
Romans 5:6-11
II Corinthians 3:18
John 17:26
John 13:1-20
John 8:1-11
Luke 13:31-35

Part 4  |  Joy

Scott Axtmann
December 22, 2013

Joy. During the holiday season we see the word on our coffee cups, on billboards and on our fast-food bags. But the joy Christ brings is not seasonal, Jesus gives us a permanent joy that stays in our hearts through all of life’s trials & troubles. On a very special Sunday on which we were able to bless families with Christmas gifts, Pastor Scott preaches about Jesus and the amazing gift he has given us, a lifetime relationship with God that extends into eternity.