Sermons on Advent

Sermons on Advent

The Untidy Aftermath of Christmas

“Before the Prince of Peace had learned to walk and talk, he was a homeless refugee with a price on his head.” – N.T. Wright Have you ever asked yourself, “Is God with me in the mess of my life?” So many stories end with the characters living happily ever after. But what about the Christmas story? What happens to Mary, Joseph, and Jesus in the untidy aftermath of Christmas? Christmas is a true story, a gritty and real story,…

The Weary Soul Rejoices

Celebrating Christmas doesn’t seem like the right response to 2020. But is there something in the Christmas story that can give us comfort and joy even in a difficult season such as this?

Christmas 2020 Monologue

Can you imagine hearing the Christmas story retold by someone who was actually there? A story we’re all familiar with, seen from a new perspective that meets us today, right where we are? Even in 2020? Every year at Christmastime, one of our Advent worship services takes a creative turn. We replace the sermon with something we call the “theatrical monologue.” This year, Pastor Bryan Wilkerson retold the story from the perspective of Luke, one of the authors of the…

Wonder on the Run

After the birth of Jesus, wonder was on the run when the holy family was told to flee to Egypt. From what do you seek refuge? Are there people seeking refuge that you can offer the hope of Jesus to? Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching Team.

The Wonder of it All

When we look back on a shared history of what God has done, we can look into the future with an expectation of hope and wonder.

I wonder – Christmas Monologue 2019

We hope you’ll enjoy this imaginative re-telling of the Biblical story of Christ’s coming from the perspective of one of the shepherds.    Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching Team.

Is it a Wonderful Life?

Life isn’t always wonderful. God never promised that it would be. What He did promise was to be with us, and do something good, even with our disappointments and heartaches. When life isn’t wonderful, God still works wonders. Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching Team.

What Happened to wonder

When you meet Jesus, really meet him, it leaves you awestruck. First Sunday in Advent. Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching Team.

Hope Has Its Reasons

Christmas is the season for Hope. But why? *Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching Team.

Christmas Eve 2017 – Peace in the Darkness

2017 was a dark year for many, and the shepherds who discovered baby Jesus were going through their own dark time as well. God gives us a way to find peace in these times–to rise above our circumstances and experience the well-being he wants for us even when nothing else around us is well.

Peace in the Imperfect

We all face those imperfect, less-than-ideal, frustrating setbacks that seem to be random and unexplainable. We know that they will come, but it still surprises us when they do. God gives us a way to find peace through perspective in moments like these as he taught Mary after she was forced to lay baby Jesus where animals rested.