December 2020 Program Summaries
December 6, 2020 – Second Sunday in Advent
Psalm 85:1-7; 2 Peter 3:3, 5, 7-13; Mark 1:1-8
“Judgment Day Truths” - Sermon Text: 2 Peter 3:3, 5, 7-13 - Rev. Dr. Walter Maier III
On Judgment Day God will destroy the universe with fire. That truth reveals other truths about God. All these truths give us believers great encouragement. We joyfully live for the Lord now and look forward to the Last Day.
December 13, 2020 – Third Sunday in Advent
Psalm 126; Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; John 1:6-8, 19-28
“Giving Up for Advent” - Sermon Text: John 1:23 - Rev. Thomas Eggold
Jesus came to be the Way for those who were lost; and Jesus came to be the Truth for those who were confused; and Jesus came to be the Life for those who were dead. Jesus Christ came to save us sinners, to create new hearts, to cleanse consciences, and to change our lives. That is what God’s Son does with repentant heart…and that is why Advent message matters!
December 20, 2020 – Fourth Sunday in Advent *The Nativity of Our Lord – Christmas Day Observed
Psalm 98; Isaiah 9:2-7; Luke 2:1-20
“The Usual Christmas?” - Sermon Text: Luke 2:11 - Rev. Shayne Jonker
If we look into the manger and gush over the image of a sweet and pure child, but see no cross, we miss the whole point. If we forget that this precious child came to shed His precious blood for sin, then why are we even celebrating him anyway? For this is the perfect and spotless Lamb of God, appointed for sacrifice, to take away the sins of the world. This doesn't happen every day, but it did happen on Christmas and Good Friday.
December 27, 2020 – First Sunday after Christmas
Psalm 111; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:22-40
“We Are Family” - Sermon Text: Galatians 4:4-7 - Rev. Paul Shoemaker
The birth of a child is a special event for the entire family. The birth of our Savior was a special event that changed each person’s future. As a child and an heir, we have an eternal inheritance.