Exposing the Real Story

Behind Christmas


12/2/2018 - 12/23/2018

In this Christmas series, we're going to expose the real story behind Christmas - about the Nativity, Genealogy, the Virgin Birth and the Messiah.

The Scandal of the Nativity

Pastor Mike Cooper

Sunday, December 02, 2018

What does Christmas look like for you? Is it stress? It is that ugly sweater we were given that we have to return? It is traffic jams? It is taking what could be an incredibly meaningful experience and feeling empty because we’re maxed out? God loves you – so much that at the first Christmas - He gave. He didn’t give a monetary gift or a gift card. No, He gave life and hope; the most meaningful that could ever be given. No matter what season of life you find yourself in, God is with you. In this insightful message, you’ll discover how to change your focus and look up to God.

The Scandal of the Genealogy

Pastor Mike Cooper

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Jesus was born into a messed-up family. We all have some messed up families as well. But God is bigger than our family history and past mistakes! And when we make the decision to accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, the Bible mentions that He adopts us into His family. That He accepts us and loves us unconditionally. Maybe you struggle to feel God’s love and his acceptance in your life. You feel like every wrong move you make is going to anger a God who will unleash his wrath and fury over you. In this powerful message, we’ll help you understand how and why God chooses to accept us into his family - that you stop looking at yourself and all your flaws and imperfections and focus on the beauty and message of Christ and chose to receive His love in your life.

The Scandal of the Virgin Birth

Pastor Mike Cooper

Sunday, December 16, 2018

When life gets messy, what do you do? How do respond and how do you get out of the mess? The Bible is filled with story after story of people who faced messy situations and how God helped them move beyond it. Every great move of God happens in humility, when we’re on our knees. In this message, we’ll take a look at the story of Mary, someone who faced an incredibly messy situation, and cover some important lessons that she learned along the way and how to understand that if you’re facing a tough season in your life or a situation that’s messy, it might be God’s process of humbling you, interrupting you, to do even more in your life.

The Scandal of the Messiah

Pastor Mike Cooper

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Christmas always brings a sense of scandal and controversy to it. The reason why is because it’s more than gifts around a tree. It’s more than just a few days off from a busy work-year. Christmas is when God stepped down from heaven to earth, by sending us His Son, Jesus Christ. It’s a moment that changed the entire course of history. And it’s why we’re here celebrating and worshipping God together. Because we believe that Jesus is more than just a famous person who lived on earth, but He is the Messiah, the Hope of the world, and the Son of God. In this insightful message, you’ll discover what God’s gift of Jesus really means to us and how we can secure our future and have eternal life with God in heaven.

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