Messages on Christmas

Messages on Christmas

How to See God

We were born with a desire to love, know and see God. As Pastor Mark concludes our “Illuminate” Christmas series with Part 5 this morning, we return to John 1 to behold the wonderful news that God has come near in this message “How to See God.” Today we celebrate the miracle birth of the God-Man, Jesus, who came so we could experience God in his fulness.

BAM!

Jesus’ birth brought light to a dark world over 2000 years ago, and His light continues to illuminate darkness today. This morning Pastor Jon guides us in discovering what Jesus’ light revealed and how we can reflect His light to others. Have your Bibles open to John 1:14-18 for today’s message “BAM!” part 4 in our Christmas Illuminate series.

Reactions to the True Light

Jesus’ birth was met with many reactions. A few people welcomed Him, but most ignored his arrival or saw it as a personal threat. In week 3 of our “Illuminate” Christmas series, Pastor Mark will help us explore our own reactions to Jesus in his message “Reactions to the True Light,” and we will be challenged to fully embrace him as our Savior. As you prepare for worship, take a few moments to read John 1:1-13 and ask the Holy…

Can I Get a Witness?

Just as a star witness can decide a court case, followers of Jesus are called to testify to the light he brings to our lives. Our “Illuminate” Christmas series continues today with Pastor Mark’s message, “Can I Get a Witness?” Turning again to John 1, we will examine the powerful testimony of a man named John and hear a challenge for testifying to others about the Light Jesus can bring into their lives.

The Spotless & Infinite Became Dirty & Finite

Today begins our Christmas series Illuminate in which we will delve into the first chapter of John exploring the incarnate Word who came into our world’s darkness to bring us light and life. Pastor Dan guides us today helping us to find a deeper connection with Jesus as we invite his light into every area of our life in his message “The Spotless & Infinite Became Dirty & Finite,” from John 1:1-5.

Simeon

Welcome to Hillcrest! Our Characters of Christmas series comes to a close today as we encounter Simeon, a godly, old man who was overjoyed after hearing the new of the Jesus’ birth! Jon Meyer, Pastor of Family Ministry (Children) shares today’s message from Luke 2.

He Came for You

While many people are important to the story of Christmas, it is Jesus’ birth we celebrate. He is at the center of it all. “He Came for You,” is Pastor Mark’s Christmas morning message for you.

The Nativity

Welcome to Christmas at Hillcrest. While many people are important in the story of Christmas, it is Jesus’ birth we celebrate. He is at the center of it all. Lift up your heart and voice to Him as we worship together as one, whether here in-person or at home online. Have a candle ready to participate in the candlelighting at the close of the service. Merry Christmas!

When God Uses Special Effects

You can’t tell the story of Jesus birth, without, talking about the many appearances of angels. As “The Characters of Christmas” series continues today, Pastor Mark will help us understand who angels are and what their unique mission was at Jesus’ birth in his message “When God Uses Special Effects,” part 4 in our Christmas series.

The Shepherds

Whenever the shepherds enter the stage at children’s Christmas programs, cameras capture their cute faces and everyone listens intently as they recite their lines. But in the first century, nobody thought shepherds were cute or worth listening to. Today Pastor Dan guides us in discovering truth about these characters of Christmas in Part 3 of our series.

Mary & Joseph

If you’ve grown up attending services at Christmas, you’ve may think there’s nothing new to glean from the story of Mary and Joseph and their journey to Bethlehem. Today Pastor Jon takes a fresh look at this engaged couple who were dealing with a “crisis pregnancy” for the ages! As we do, we’ll gain encouragement for our life’s journey and how Jesus can be at the center of it all. Have your Bibles open to Luke 1 for Part 2…

Zechariah & Elizabeth

It’s time for a fresh look at the Christmas story. Each Sunday in December we will be getting to know the characters who played a part in Jesus’ birth: Zechariah and Elizabeth, Joseph and Mary, Herod, Simeon, Anna and many more! As we do, we will break free from the familiar and discover new treasures in the story you thought you knew. Join Pastor Steve in turning to Luke 1 for part 1 in the series.