Launch a Healing

Scripture Reference: Luke 4:16-22

Jesus’ first recorded sermon is a power packed outline of what he intends to bring in his Kingdom vision. But are these blessings purely spiritual OR are they enacted in the physical world? And if both, what is the priority of Christ Pres as we seek to “Launch a Healing” in our city?

Sermon Points:

  • The Kingdom is “Inward-Outward”
  • The Kingdom is “Local-Global”
  • The Kingdom is “Jesus-Grace”

Proclaiming a Hope

Scripture Reference: Luke 24:13-32

The beginning of a three-week mini series on CPC’s core values, we look at what we mean when we say that we “Proclaim a Hope.” The Bible (and more specifically what the Bible talks about) is the heart of what we’re about here. The Bible’s authority, it’s subject, and it’s power is our topic this morning.

Sermon Points:

  • Jesus Thinks the Bible Has Authority
  • Jesus Thinks the Bible Is About Him
  • Jesus Thinks the Bible Has Power

The Longing in Our Singing

Luke 2:22-35

The last song we’ll consider is Simeon’s treatment of his life’s longing. The Spirit promised him that he’d see the resolution of all his life’s longing. But that longing still has a sober tone to it. Mary will especially embody the pain that’ll come from bearing and, eventually, worshipping this child. These are the shadow songs of Christmas.

The Joy in Our Singing

Luke 2:8-20

The angels announcement is more than just God’s convenient messengers. They are getting a chance to express something we have long known: that even the angels LONG to look into the salvation God is winning for his people. Only the Gospel could bring this kind of joy.