Author Archive: Pastor Mark

Everlasting Love

He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with graciously give us all thing? Romans 8:32 ESV God’s grand redemption plan from the very beginning required self-sacrificing love to free us from sin. We celebrate God’s great love at Christmas because he love […]

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Prince of Peace

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 ESV Jesus Christ (Messiah), the Son of God, came to bring peace to the world He created. Only He could fulfil […]

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Everlasting Father

For to us a child is born to us a son is given; and the government shall be on his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 ESV Jesus, the Messiah (Christ in Greek), came as a human yet divine brother so that we […]

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Mighty God

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be on his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 ESV Jesus Christ, the Messiah, would be called “Mighty God” because he was fully God incarnate (in […]

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Wonderful Counselor

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be on his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 ESV Jesus Christ, the Messiah who fulfilled this prophecy, brought hope to all the world as evidenced […]

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Who is king?

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33 ESV The baby born in a stable in Bethlehem was King of kings and Lord of lords. The wise men came with royal gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh because they saw the star […]

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Hope came down

Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 ESV With the advent of the Messiah, hope came into the world. Hope for reconciliation or peace with a holy, perfect God was born in a stable. Jesus, the Son of God, […]

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Whose Glory?

And He (Jesus) died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who for their sake died and was raised. 2 Corinthians 5:15 Jesus came to save us from our sin problem. That problem focuses all of our thoughts and desires in filling and getting glory for ourselves […]

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Jesus is our Peace

 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14 For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility 15 by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place […]

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Glory to God in the Highest

Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Let us exult and give him the glory. Revelation 19:6b-7a Just as the angels sang “Glory to God in the highest!” when they announced the birth of the new king Jesus, there will again be great singing in heaven to celebrate the marriage supper of the […]

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