the christmas story

Message Monday 12/26/16 – The Christmas Story: A Shepherd’s Savior Is Born!

Chuck Foreman – Teaching Pastor

On Christmas Eve, Chuck summarized the Christmas Story we’ve been telling all Advent season: of A Savior Born – Lying in a Manger, of The Scandalous Christmas Tree, of The Savior Born for the Oppressed and the Oppressors, and of The Christmas Story We Never Tell.

Message Monday 12/19/16 – The Christmas Story: The Christmas Story We Never Tell

Chuck Foreman – Teaching Pastor

We all have things in our personal closets that we’d prefer people don’t know about, but which, in reality, show the power of God to redeem anyone and any situation—if we’re willing to bring what we keep in the shadows into the light. (more…)

Message Monday 12/12/16 – The Christmas Story: A Savior Is Born–For Oppressors & The Oppressed

Chuck Foreman – Teaching Pastor

“She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus (Yeshua =The Lord Saves), because he will save his people from their sins.”  (Matthew 1:21)

This is not what oppressed people want to hear. It’s not what any of us want to hear…

Message Monday 12/5/16 – The Christmas Story: The Scandalous Family Tree

Chuck Foreman – Teaching Pastor

Matthew’s genealogy of Jesus broke every social taboo of his day.  He purposely intended it to give clues to the Good News his Messiah had brought to earth. The pedigree of Jesus was not as pure as you would think. It was a scandalous family tree, but it brought Good News! Our faith is not gender, race, or performance based. From the very beginning it has been for men and women, Jews and Gentiles, saints and sinners.  Aren’t you glad?!  (more…)