December 17, 2017

What a wonderful day to be in the House of the Lord.  It was a glorious Sunday worship here at Northeast.  I stand amazed in the presence of amazing love.

Love.  That was our theme for Advent this week.  Pastor Joey took us to 1 John, 4:7 and following.  We are commanded to love.   John puts it very simply and straightforward:  If God loves us, then we ought to love one another.  It’s a simple “if/then” statement:  If God loves us, then we must love others.  Because of God’s love we live in Him and He lives in us, through the Holy Spirit.  This is all made possible through faith.  The God who made the Heavens and the Earth; This same God of the Universe, desires to live in us.  He allows us to be convicted of sin, which separates us from Him, so we can repent, turn to Him and allo...

December 10, 2017

The Gift that Brings Joy was our message this morning from Pastor Joey.  Joy…what is it?  Merriam Webster defines joy as a feeling of great pleasure or happiness that comes from good fortune, success, or well-being; or by the prospect of possessing what one desires; the expression of such emotion; a state of happiness or felicity; the source or cause of delight.  For our message this morning, I think the latter definition would be the best for our purposes:  the source or cause of delight.  As a child did you ever have a gift that you longed for, expecting magical things from it, and it disappointed?  Or how about a gift from someone that just wasn’t what you wanted, like socks and other things from Grandma?  Yeah, BIG letdown.  We are looking today at the gift of Jesus.  To understan...

December 1, 2017

Matt 2:1-12 gives this account of wise men seeking Christ. “Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, 2 "Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him." 3 When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 Gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born. 5 They said to him, " In Bethlehem of Judea; for this is what has been written by the prophet: 6 ' AND YOU, BETHLEHEM, LAND OF JUDAH, ARE BY NO MEANS LEAST AMONG THE LEADERS OF JUDAH; FOR OUT OF YOU SHALL COME FORTH A RULER WHO WILL SHEPHERD MY PEOPLE ISRAEL.'" 7 Then Herod secretly called...

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