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The First Songs of Christmas
Songs have such power to convey meaning and evoke emotion. Christmas music is no exception.

Whether they cause you to feel jolly or jaded, these seasonal songs of celebration impact us. We want to experience the wonder and glory of God’s entrance into our world through The First Songs of Christmas. We’re not talking about the tunes we hear at the mall. This advent season we will see the story of Christ’s birth through the songs that are sung in the opening chapters of Luke’s gospel. 

Let’s listen together and discover the glorious truth that Jesus is the song our hearts long to sing.

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Tyler Chernesky - November 26, 2017

08 Waiting Produces Hope

Life: A task too big for us - Downtown Campus

Lamentations 3:19-27

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Life flows in one of two directions. For most, life declines into dullness. We become like everyone around us. We buy what everyone else buys. We do what everyone else does. We believe what everyone else believes. We want to be ourselves, unique and different, but instead we slide into the grain of what everyone else is doing. It takes courage to fight the grain of living a small life - only a few have it. Jeremiah had the same choice. Live like everyone else, or live the life God called him to. The only problem is, Jeremiah had no chance of living that life. God called him, and calls us, to a life we have no chance of living. Why would God give anyone a life that is too hard or too big to accomplish? Because we were never meant to live life in our own strength. We were never meant to live like everyone else. We were always meant to live for God, who always calls us to a life that is too big for us. Jeremiah lived that life. A life he could never have lived on his own. Jeremiah had radical faith in God, so He lived like no one else. He was unique. He said things others were not willing to say. He did things others were not willing to do. He suffered things others were not willing to suffer. How do we live a life that is too big for us? Join us as we journey together through the life of Jeremiah.

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Tyler Chernesky - November 26, 2017

08 Waiting Produces Hope

Life: A task too big for us - Downtown Campus

Lamentations 3:19-27

From Series: "Life: A task too big for us - Downtown Campus"

Life flows in one of two directions. For most, life declines into dullness. We become like everyone around us. We buy what everyone else buys. We do what everyone else does. We believe what everyone else believes. We want to be ourselves, unique and different, but instead we slide into the grain of what everyone else is doing. It takes courage to fight the grain of living a small life - only a few have it. Jeremiah had the same choice. Live like everyone else, or live the life God called him to. The only problem is, Jeremiah had no chance of living that life. God called him, and calls us, to a life we have no chance of living. Why would God give anyone a life that is too hard or too big to accomplish? Because we were never meant to live life in our own strength. We were never meant to live like everyone else. We were always meant to live for God, who always calls us to a life that is too big for us. Jeremiah lived that life. A life he could never have lived on his own. Jeremiah had radical faith in God, so He lived like no one else. He was unique. He said things others were not willing to say. He did things others were not willing to do. He suffered things others were not willing to suffer. How do we live a life that is too big for us? Join us as we journey together through the life of Jeremiah.

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Tyler Chernesky - November 26, 2017

08 Waiting Produces Hope

Life: A task too big for us - Downtown Campus

Lamentations 3:19-27

From Series: "Life: A task too big for us - Downtown Campus"

Life flows in one of two directions. For most, life declines into dullness. We become like everyone around us. We buy what everyone else buys. We do what everyone else does. We believe what everyone else believes. We want to be ourselves, unique and different, but instead we slide into the grain of what everyone else is doing. It takes courage to fight the grain of living a small life - only a few have it. Jeremiah had the same choice. Live like everyone else, or live the life God called him to. The only problem is, Jeremiah had no chance of living that life. God called him, and calls us, to a life we have no chance of living. Why would God give anyone a life that is too hard or too big to accomplish? Because we were never meant to live life in our own strength. We were never meant to live like everyone else. We were always meant to live for God, who always calls us to a life that is too big for us. Jeremiah lived that life. A life he could never have lived on his own. Jeremiah had radical faith in God, so He lived like no one else. He was unique. He said things others were not willing to say. He did things others were not willing to do. He suffered things others were not willing to suffer. How do we live a life that is too big for us? Join us as we journey together through the life of Jeremiah.

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Tyler Chernesky - November 26, 2017

08 Waiting Produces Hope

Life: A task too big for us - Downtown Campus

Lamentations 3:19-27

From Series: "Life: A task too big for us - Downtown Campus"

Life flows in one of two directions. For most, life declines into dullness. We become like everyone around us. We buy what everyone else buys. We do what everyone else does. We believe what everyone else believes. We want to be ourselves, unique and different, but instead we slide into the grain of what everyone else is doing. It takes courage to fight the grain of living a small life - only a few have it. Jeremiah had the same choice. Live like everyone else, or live the life God called him to. The only problem is, Jeremiah had no chance of living that life. God called him, and calls us, to a life we have no chance of living. Why would God give anyone a life that is too hard or too big to accomplish? Because we were never meant to live life in our own strength. We were never meant to live like everyone else. We were always meant to live for God, who always calls us to a life that is too big for us. Jeremiah lived that life. A life he could never have lived on his own. Jeremiah had radical faith in God, so He lived like no one else. He was unique. He said things others were not willing to say. He did things others were not willing to do. He suffered things others were not willing to suffer. How do we live a life that is too big for us? Join us as we journey together through the life of Jeremiah.

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Tyler Chernesky - November 26, 2017

08 Waiting Produces Hope

Life: A task too big for us - Downtown Campus

Lamentations 3:19-27

From Series: "Life: A task too big for us - Downtown Campus"

Life flows in one of two directions. For most, life declines into dullness. We become like everyone around us. We buy what everyone else buys. We do what everyone else does. We believe what everyone else believes. We want to be ourselves, unique and different, but instead we slide into the grain of what everyone else is doing. It takes courage to fight the grain of living a small life - only a few have it. Jeremiah had the same choice. Live like everyone else, or live the life God called him to. The only problem is, Jeremiah had no chance of living that life. God called him, and calls us, to a life we have no chance of living. Why would God give anyone a life that is too hard or too big to accomplish? Because we were never meant to live life in our own strength. We were never meant to live like everyone else. We were always meant to live for God, who always calls us to a life that is too big for us. Jeremiah lived that life. A life he could never have lived on his own. Jeremiah had radical faith in God, so He lived like no one else. He was unique. He said things others were not willing to say. He did things others were not willing to do. He suffered things others were not willing to suffer. How do we live a life that is too big for us? Join us as we journey together through the life of Jeremiah.

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Tyler Chernesky - November 26, 2017

08 Waiting Produces Hope

Life: A task too big for us - Downtown Campus

Lamentations 3:19-27

From Series: "Life: A task too big for us - Downtown Campus"

Life flows in one of two directions. For most, life declines into dullness. We become like everyone around us. We buy what everyone else buys. We do what everyone else does. We believe what everyone else believes. We want to be ourselves, unique and different, but instead we slide into the grain of what everyone else is doing. It takes courage to fight the grain of living a small life - only a few have it. Jeremiah had the same choice. Live like everyone else, or live the life God called him to. The only problem is, Jeremiah had no chance of living that life. God called him, and calls us, to a life we have no chance of living. Why would God give anyone a life that is too hard or too big to accomplish? Because we were never meant to live life in our own strength. We were never meant to live like everyone else. We were always meant to live for God, who always calls us to a life that is too big for us. Jeremiah lived that life. A life he could never have lived on his own. Jeremiah had radical faith in God, so He lived like no one else. He was unique. He said things others were not willing to say. He did things others were not willing to do. He suffered things others were not willing to suffer. How do we live a life that is too big for us? Join us as we journey together through the life of Jeremiah.

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Tyler Chernesky - November 26, 2017

08 Waiting Produces Hope

Life: A task too big for us - Downtown Campus

Lamentations 3:19-27

From Series: "Life: A task too big for us - Downtown Campus"

Life flows in one of two directions. For most, life declines into dullness. We become like everyone around us. We buy what everyone else buys. We do what everyone else does. We believe what everyone else believes. We want to be ourselves, unique and different, but instead we slide into the grain of what everyone else is doing. It takes courage to fight the grain of living a small life - only a few have it. Jeremiah had the same choice. Live like everyone else, or live the life God called him to. The only problem is, Jeremiah had no chance of living that life. God called him, and calls us, to a life we have no chance of living. Why would God give anyone a life that is too hard or too big to accomplish? Because we were never meant to live life in our own strength. We were never meant to live like everyone else. We were always meant to live for God, who always calls us to a life that is too big for us. Jeremiah lived that life. A life he could never have lived on his own. Jeremiah had radical faith in God, so He lived like no one else. He was unique. He said things others were not willing to say. He did things others were not willing to do. He suffered things others were not willing to suffer. How do we live a life that is too big for us? Join us as we journey together through the life of Jeremiah.

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Tyler Chernesky - November 26, 2017

08 Waiting Produces Hope

Life: A task too big for us - Downtown Campus

Lamentations 3:19-27

From Series: "Life: A task too big for us - Downtown Campus"

Life flows in one of two directions. For most, life declines into dullness. We become like everyone around us. We buy what everyone else buys. We do what everyone else does. We believe what everyone else believes. We want to be ourselves, unique and different, but instead we slide into the grain of what everyone else is doing. It takes courage to fight the grain of living a small life - only a few have it. Jeremiah had the same choice. Live like everyone else, or live the life God called him to. The only problem is, Jeremiah had no chance of living that life. God called him, and calls us, to a life we have no chance of living. Why would God give anyone a life that is too hard or too big to accomplish? Because we were never meant to live life in our own strength. We were never meant to live like everyone else. We were always meant to live for God, who always calls us to a life that is too big for us. Jeremiah lived that life. A life he could never have lived on his own. Jeremiah had radical faith in God, so He lived like no one else. He was unique. He said things others were not willing to say. He did things others were not willing to do. He suffered things others were not willing to suffer. How do we live a life that is too big for us? Join us as we journey together through the life of Jeremiah.

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Tyler Chernesky - November 26, 2017

08 Waiting Produces Hope

Life: A task too big for us - Downtown Campus

Lamentations 3:19-27

From Series: "Life: A task too big for us - Downtown Campus"

Life flows in one of two directions. For most, life declines into dullness. We become like everyone around us. We buy what everyone else buys. We do what everyone else does. We believe what everyone else believes. We want to be ourselves, unique and different, but instead we slide into the grain of what everyone else is doing. It takes courage to fight the grain of living a small life - only a few have it. Jeremiah had the same choice. Live like everyone else, or live the life God called him to. The only problem is, Jeremiah had no chance of living that life. God called him, and calls us, to a life we have no chance of living. Why would God give anyone a life that is too hard or too big to accomplish? Because we were never meant to live life in our own strength. We were never meant to live like everyone else. We were always meant to live for God, who always calls us to a life that is too big for us. Jeremiah lived that life. A life he could never have lived on his own. Jeremiah had radical faith in God, so He lived like no one else. He was unique. He said things others were not willing to say. He did things others were not willing to do. He suffered things others were not willing to suffer. How do we live a life that is too big for us? Join us as we journey together through the life of Jeremiah.

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Tyler Chernesky - November 26, 2017

08 Waiting Produces Hope

Life: A task too big for us - Downtown Campus

Lamentations 3:19-27

From Series: "Life: A task too big for us - Downtown Campus"

Life flows in one of two directions. For most, life declines into dullness. We become like everyone around us. We buy what everyone else buys. We do what everyone else does. We believe what everyone else believes. We want to be ourselves, unique and different, but instead we slide into the grain of what everyone else is doing. It takes courage to fight the grain of living a small life - only a few have it. Jeremiah had the same choice. Live like everyone else, or live the life God called him to. The only problem is, Jeremiah had no chance of living that life. God called him, and calls us, to a life we have no chance of living. Why would God give anyone a life that is too hard or too big to accomplish? Because we were never meant to live life in our own strength. We were never meant to live like everyone else. We were always meant to live for God, who always calls us to a life that is too big for us. Jeremiah lived that life. A life he could never have lived on his own. Jeremiah had radical faith in God, so He lived like no one else. He was unique. He said things others were not willing to say. He did things others were not willing to do. He suffered things others were not willing to suffer. How do we live a life that is too big for us? Join us as we journey together through the life of Jeremiah.

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Tyler Chernesky - November 26, 2017

08 Waiting Produces Hope

Life: A task too big for us - Downtown Campus

Lamentations 3:19-27

From Series: "Life: A task too big for us - Downtown Campus"

Life flows in one of two directions. For most, life declines into dullness. We become like everyone around us. We buy what everyone else buys. We do what everyone else does. We believe what everyone else believes. We want to be ourselves, unique and different, but instead we slide into the grain of what everyone else is doing. It takes courage to fight the grain of living a small life - only a few have it. Jeremiah had the same choice. Live like everyone else, or live the life God called him to. The only problem is, Jeremiah had no chance of living that life. God called him, and calls us, to a life we have no chance of living. Why would God give anyone a life that is too hard or too big to accomplish? Because we were never meant to live life in our own strength. We were never meant to live like everyone else. We were always meant to live for God, who always calls us to a life that is too big for us. Jeremiah lived that life. A life he could never have lived on his own. Jeremiah had radical faith in God, so He lived like no one else. He was unique. He said things others were not willing to say. He did things others were not willing to do. He suffered things others were not willing to suffer. How do we live a life that is too big for us? Join us as we journey together through the life of Jeremiah.

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Tyler Chernesky - November 26, 2017

08 Waiting Produces Hope

Life: A task too big for us - Downtown Campus

Lamentations 3:19-27

From Series: "Life: A task too big for us - Downtown Campus"

Life flows in one of two directions. For most, life declines into dullness. We become like everyone around us. We buy what everyone else buys. We do what everyone else does. We believe what everyone else believes. We want to be ourselves, unique and different, but instead we slide into the grain of what everyone else is doing. It takes courage to fight the grain of living a small life - only a few have it. Jeremiah had the same choice. Live like everyone else, or live the life God called him to. The only problem is, Jeremiah had no chance of living that life. God called him, and calls us, to a life we have no chance of living. Why would God give anyone a life that is too hard or too big to accomplish? Because we were never meant to live life in our own strength. We were never meant to live like everyone else. We were always meant to live for God, who always calls us to a life that is too big for us. Jeremiah lived that life. A life he could never have lived on his own. Jeremiah had radical faith in God, so He lived like no one else. He was unique. He said things others were not willing to say. He did things others were not willing to do. He suffered things others were not willing to suffer. How do we live a life that is too big for us? Join us as we journey together through the life of Jeremiah.

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