"Down to Earth" Sermon Series • November 27 - December 24

His parents gave him the name Jesus, but the prophets, shepherds, wise men and angels addressed him by other names – titles really. He was Messiah, Lord, Savior, Emmanuel, The Word Made Flesh and The Light of the World. Join us this Advent as we explore the meaning of these titles and what they tell us about the child whose birth we celebrate at Christmas.


November 27: Messiah and Lord // Micah 5:2, Matthew 2:1-2

In week one of Advent, we’ll focus on the royal titles, titles used by prophets and those surrounding the Christmas story which point to the fact that the child born in Bethlehem 2,000 years ago was born to be a king. We’ll ask what it means to consider a man who lived 2,000 years ago to be our king.      

Sermon Notes and Daily Study Guide // Discussion Questions and Small Group Study Guide


December 4: Savior // Luke 2:8-12, Matthew 1:20b-21

To the shepherds, the angel announced the good news of great joy—that a SAVIOR had been born. In week 2 of our Advent series, we will consider what it means to call Jesus Savior, to ask what he is saving us from and to think about what he is saving us for.

Sermon Notes and Daily Study Guide // Discussion Questions and Small Group Study Guide


December 11: Emmanuel // Matthew 1:20-23, Hebrews 1:1-3

In week 3, we turn our attention to the name Emmanuel. It is actually two words in Hebrew: IMMANU EL. El means “God,” Immanu means “with us.” We will consider what Matthew meant by calling Jesus Emmanuel.

Sermon Notes and Daily Study Guide // Discussion Questions and Small Group Study Guide


December 18: Incarnation The Word Became Flesh // Revelation 21:1-6

By the time the Gospel of John rolls around, the story has already been told. Matthew, Mark and Luke had all done their part. They’ve included all the details: the shepherds, the angels, the manger, the hay, and the lowing cattle. What more could John add or offer? What kind of Christmas sermon would John preach? How would John begin the story? That is what we will look at in week 4.

Sermon Notes and Daily Study Guide // Discussion Questions and Small Group Study Guide


December 24: The Light of the World // Luke 2:8-20

Christmas is a time to gather with family and friends. We invite you to be a part of our family, no matter your background, as we celebrate the birth of our Savior. Please join us at one of our six Christmas Eve services (1 PM, 3 PM, 4:15 PM, 7 PM, 9 PM, 11 PM). Together we’ll experience beautiful music, carols by candlelight, and a Christmas message that reminds us of that night thousands of years ago that continues to transform our world and our lives today.

Our 3pm Family Service is led by our children sharing the Christmas story in a dramatic fashion with traditional Christmas carols, Bible readings, and a short sermon message. At our Traditional Worship services and Open Door Alternative Worship Pastor Eric Yeakel will deliver a message that reminds us that Jesus is the Light of the world, and when we celebrate His birth at Christmas we celebrate His great gift to us.

Click here to learn more about our Christmas Eve services and our mission partners, Kevin and Kathy Bruce, who received a percentage of our Christmas Eve offering to help further their mission in the mountains of Ecuador.