Advent

Songs of Advent - #4 - God of the Dance

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God wanted us to live and walk with him in this smooth and synchronized dance with creation, with each other and especially with him. But sin blew that up. The dance was ruined and broken up so that now, even the best of our days is trouble and sorrow (Psalm 90:10). Ever since the fall into sin, God has been working to roll back the curse and to restore our perfect dance with him.  In the coming of his Son he has restored our dance with him and soon he will restore all of creation.

Listen in as Pastor Bourman leads us to consider Psalm 85.  We see that our God is at work to return us to Eden, to restore this broken world to perfection.

Songs of Advent - #3 - God can't wait.

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The watchman waits.  He waits and he watches all night long, waiting for dawn to rise.  We wait too.  We wait for God come.  Many times, however, we’re waiting for him as though he were a highway robber or a mugger in the alley. But God is hardly like that.  In fact, God is waiting, but not to pour out wrath but to gush with grace, to dole out blessings.  He is giddy with joy to make it happen for us now and eternally. Psalm 130.

Fear Not - #2 - Mary

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When God breaks into our life and calls us to follow, it can be a scary, disturbing and frustrating thing.  All of our plans get tossed to the side as we are called to give up everything to him in following him.  But God breaks in with grace, with power, and even with himself to calm our hearts.  He says, “Fear not.”  Listen in as Pastor Bourman shows us how God breaks in and displaces fear with faith and gives us peace.  We’re looking at Luke 1:26-38.

Songs of Advent - #2 - Lift up your heads!

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There are so many things in life that would cause us to hang our heads.  Shame.  Guilt.  Trouble.  Trial.  Sadness.  Discouragement. Depression and more.  We hang our heads in shame.  We have our heads in discouragement and brokenness.  But then our King breaks in and lifts up our heads.  Then our King breaks in and comes to our side.  Then our King breaks in to forgive and glorify.  Lift up your heads!  Your king comes for you. Listen in as Pastor Bublitz teaches us to sing a song of preparation from Psalm 24 - Lift up your heads!

Fear Not - #1 - Zechariah

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The trouble and disappointments of this life can easily make us begin to think God has given up on us. Along with Zechariah, our sight is set back on the greater things - the gracious promises of God to rescue us from sin and bring us peace and joy through our Savior. And so we see that God hasn't given up on us, instead, he's given us himself.  Listen in as Pastor Bublitz teaches us to set our sights on the grace of God.  This is a sermon on Luke 1:5-24.