The Christmas story is filled with all kinds of unexpected turns. It begins in Matthew with what happened to Joseph in the birth of Jesus. He wasn’t asked, wasn’t consulted. The woman he loved was suddenly pregnant with a child that he knew wasn’t his. That’s Joseph’s story. Broken dreams, shattered plans. Sometimes your story might go in a similar … Read More
This past Sunday was full of Christmas at First Assembly Community Ministries! Check out the message here about how love is central to the Spirit of Christmas! Check out the link below for a quick, but powerful and vivid message on love at Christmas.
WOW! It’s Christmas again, and we’re celebrating Christ’s coming in one way nearly every church does in our community–a Christmas Eve service First Assembly. This year, we’re moving to offering 4 opportunities to hear the music, hear the story and hold a candle that lights up the darkness while singing “Away in a Manger” and “Silent Night”. Maybe you’re volunteering … Read More
This is the third of four messages on The Spirit of Christmas! This week, we looked at the aspect of generosity that comes through so powerfully this time of year. Watch the video below for great music and the message starting around 30 minutes into the video.
I will sing of the LORD’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations. 2 I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself. 3 You said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I have sworn to David my servant, 4 ‘I will establish your line forever and make your throne firm … Read More
Wondering how to “get your joy on” this Christmas? Check out the message below that explores the connection between joy and the miracle of God coming in human form! THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS—Joy 12.08.13 from First Assembly Comm. Ministries on Vimeo.
Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.2 Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. –Psalm 90:1-2Psalm 90 often makes it into Advent readings on more than one day of the December period of waiting. Why so much focus on this Psalm? Because it turns our eyes from the momentary, the … Read More
1 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. 2 The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him— the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the LORD— 3 and he will delight in the fear of the LORD. He will not judge by … Read More
“Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. -Revelation 22:12-13 So much more is tied to the events of the First Advent than meets the eye! The Second Advent is there as well, … Read More