Messages from December 2019

Messages from December 2019

Not Sure I Want To Go There

December 29, 2019 Joshua 1:5 Pastor Dennis Henley Joshua 1:5 “No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will not fail you or forsake you.” As you read the many and varied stories found throughout the Bible, and about the personalities recorded in those accounts, you get the impression that these exceptional people were totally different from yourself. You wonder, “How…

We Need PEACE, Now More Than Ever

Isaiah 11:1-9; Luke 2:8-14 December 22, 2019 Pastor E. David Streets Choices. Oh my gosh, there are lots of choices to be made in our lives every single day right? I mean, we have to choose what we are going to wear, to work or school every day of the week unless we wear a uniform. We have to make a choice as to what we will have for breakfast, then lunch and then dinner. That dinner choice is a…

We Need PEACE, Now More Than Ever

Luke 2:8-20 December 22, 2019 Pastor Dennis Henley The false prophets in the time of Jeremiah kept proclaiming “Peace, peace” when there was no peace. The nation was about to fall to the Babylonians; people would be exiled; economy ruined. The image of a peaceful existence with prosperity in a land flowing with milk and honey, was becoming a distant memory from the past. As in Bible times, there is much world tension, much division, greed and simple hatred And…

We Need JOY Now More Than Ever

December 15, 2019 Matthew 2:7-12 Pastor Dennis Henley I think JOY is something that is sometimes misunderstood and sold short – yet, needed more than ever The definition of JOY is “great pleasure, happiness or delight” But for the Christian, it seems there ought to be more to it than that JOY, by that classic definition could be something superficial and short lived. Like a fireworks show (for which Pittsburgh is so famous) that lasts a short time, is pretty…

We Need LOVE More Than Ever

Isaiah 35:1-10 December 15, 2019 Rev. Gregory D. Cox Let us pray: Ever present God, you taught us that the night is far spent and the day is at hand. Grant that we may ever be found watching for the coming of your Son. Save us from undue love of the world that we may wait with patient hope for the day of the Lord, and so abide in him, that when he shall appear, we may not be ashamed;…

We Need LOVE More Than Ever

We Need LOVE More Than Ever I John 3:1-6; 23-24 and 4:7-8; 19 December 8, 2019 Good morning church and welcome back to our series of messages called “Now More Than Ever”. If you were with us last Sunday you will remember that we talked about hope and the fact that we need hope in our lives, we need hope in our world now more than ever. Perhaps you remember that we tried to make a clear distinction between using…

We Need LOVE Now More Than Ever

We Need LOVE Now More Than Ever 1 John 4:7-21 December 8, 2019 Let us pray: In this advent season, we pray as our ancestors prayed for a king that would be our justice, a son that would come to us with your righteousness. May you judge your people with righteousness and your afflicted ones with justice. May the mountains bring prosperity to the people, the hills the fruit of righteousness. We praise you for your promise O Lord, that…

Hope: More Than Wishful Thinking

Hope: More Than Wishful Thinking Isaiah 40: 21-31 December 1, 2019 Fog – Have you ever observed it from your front door? Have you ever walked in it? Have you ever driven your car through it? The other night I was watching the weather report on KDKA with Ray Petlin and he turned his attention to the existing fog at that time. Instead of saying what the temperature was in Cranberry, in Moon Township, in Bethel Park and downtown Pittsburgh,…

We Need HOPE Now More Than Ever

We Need HOPE, Now More Than Ever Romans 5:1-11 December 1, 2019 First Sunday in Advent Let us pray: As we begin this advent season of preparation, we listen intently for that voice crying out in the wilderness and seek nothing more than to prepare for your coming. In these moments of worship, help us to bring down the mountains in our lives that prevent us from traveling on our road, and to smooth out those rough places that seem…