12/24/17 – Behold: The King

Medina East Campus | Week 4 | Tony Livigni | December 23-24, 2017

This time of year often emphasizes the spirit of goodwill and unity. The Christmas message fills us with warmth and hope. Baby Jesus, a savior, the light, our newborn king. And yet, the message of Christmas is a double-edged sword. To admit these realities about Jesus is to admit some difficult things about ourselves. Christmas, like God Himself, is more magnificent and threatening than we may initially realize. King Herod was disturbed to hear Magi were inquiring about a newborn “king.” The prospect of a new king was anything but welcomed by Herod. In fact, he deeply resented it. In this series we’ll explore how if Christmas is truly about the newborn king, Jesus, His authority must dethrone me as the authority in my life.

+Weekend Extra – 12/16/17 – What Are Some Ways I Can be a Light to Others?

+Weekend Extra with Pastor Jeff and Pastor Joe.
There are always extra thoughts, topics, and insights that cannot be covered in the conversations on the weekend. The Weekend Extra is to help further the conversation from the message. In this episode Pastor Jeff discusses the final week’s conversation of So This is Christmas.

12/17/17 – So This is Christmas – Bringing Light Home

String the lights, deck the halls, bring on the snow (at least for Christmas Day). The fun of the holiday season also brings the things we want most to the forefront. And we want simple things: for our relationships to work, things to go our way, everyone to get along – in a word, happiness. But as we all know, our interactions with each other during the holidays don’t always turn out the way we envision them. So This Is Christmas is a series offering a practical perspective on inviting Jesus into every moment of our Christmas season. See how his presence can change us and the dynamics of the situations we find ourselves in.

12/17/17 – Behold: Jesus

Medina East Campus | Week 3 | Tony Livigni | December 16-17, 2017

This time of year often emphasizes the spirit of goodwill and unity. The Christmas message fills us with warmth and hope. Baby Jesus, a savior, the light, our newborn king. And yet, the message of Christmas is a double-edged sword. To admit these realities about Jesus is to admit some difficult things about ourselves. Christmas, like God Himself, is more magnificent and threatening than we may initially realize. King Herod was disturbed to hear Magi were inquiring about a newborn “king.” The prospect of a new king was anything but welcomed by Herod. In fact, he deeply resented it. In this series we’ll explore how if Christmas is truly about the newborn king, Jesus, His authority must dethrone me as the authority in my life.