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Be the Lighthouse

As we live God’s vision to be a lighthouse for Christ in our community, we reflect what it means to be genuinely welcoming in light of God’s love for each of us. Scripture Reference Hebrews 13: 1-2 Complementary Passage: Judges Read more…


Be the Lighthouse

We being our 2019 Emphasis a couple of days early, because it’s so big 2019 can’t contain it! After a hear and a half of hard work, changes throughout the church, developing new pieces, programs, and processes in order to Read more…


Joy to the Woirld

We celebrate the eve of Christmas by reflecting on the joy of two godly senior citizens, devoted watchmen appointed by God to sing of the joy of the arrival of Christ. When Mary, Joseph, and the infant Jesus arrive at Read more…


Joy!

Scripture Reference Luke Matthew 2: 10-11 Complementary Passage: Philippians 2: 1-11 Sermon Audio Sermon Notes A working definition of Joy The Wise Men “rejoiced exceedingly” when they saw the star, we too need to “rejoice exceedingly” because we have seen Read more…


Joy!

Our celebration of the joy of Christmas turns to the experience and joyful response of a group of shepherds who were working late at night when they received the greatest birth announcement in the history of the world. Scripture Reference Read more…


Joy!

We continue sharing in the joy of those who were part of the Christmas story by experiencing the joy of Zechariah. Zechariah was a good man who had suffered the agony of infertility for many years before being blessed with Read more…


Joy!

Almost everyone involved in the Christmas story was filled to overflowing with joy because of their encounter with the divine. Sadly for us in Northern Virginia, joy can be in short supply in 2018. This Advent, let us experience that Read more…


Glorifying God While Living in Babylon

As Israel’s exile in Babylon nears its prophesied chronological end an aged Daniel prays a beautiful, honest, and forthright prayer on behalf of the sinful, stubborn, and rebellious people of Israel. God responds to the earnestness of Daniel’s prayer by Read more…


Glorifying God While Living in Babylon

We come to one of the most incredibly specific and detailed prophecies found in the entire Bible, four centuries of future history revealed to Daniel in a dream. While fascinating in itself, what are the implications for us in 2018 Read more…


Glorifying God While Living in Babylon

As we continue to wrestle with how we can glorify God in our 21st century exile, the book of Daniel transitions from the familiar stories we know and love to a series of extremely strange apocalyptic visions, the first of Read more…