04 | Joy


John 16:16-24

The final gift of Advent is joy, and this week we're looking at Jesus' promise to give a fullness of joy that can never be taken away (John 16.22). Like the other gifts of Advent, joy is something required for human flourishing but often hard to secure. As we walk through life, sorrows seem to multiply. How can we receive life with full joy in the face of life's sorrows?

December 23, 2018 | Steve Hart


03 | Hope


John 14:1-7

Hope is the confidence that there is something better beyond the horizon. But, the suffering of this world steals confidence and convinces us that hope must be a cruel and fleeting thing. Jesus speaks truth to our troubled and weary hearts and proclaims that he is the Hope we are in desperate need of.

December 16, 2018 | Gabe Shippam


01 | Love


John 15:1-11

Jesus says he is the True Vine - the only place where what we need for a thriving life can be found. We’ll talk about the ways we go in search of love, acceptance, and validation, how that always ends in a shriveled life, and how “abiding” in Jesus leads to a love-filled soul and overflows in loving relationships.

December 2, 2018 | Steve Hart