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December 17, 2017

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If you thought you were God's FAVORITE would it give you the confidence to say YES to new possibilities? Don't sell yourself short! Join us this weekend for one of our worship celebrations as we round out Advent with babies, baptisms and all things Christmas-beautiful. And, YOU just might be God's favorite.

Love Collision: say YES!

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Today's Focus

Love collision: say yes

Luke 1:26-38


You are God’s favorite



Birth something new



Say [one heck of a] yes!



“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
- Marianne Williamson

Sermon Questions

Love Collision


If you thought you were God’s FAVORITE would it give you the confidence to say YES to new possibilities? Don’t sell yourself short! YOU just might be God’s favorite.


MONDAY: Luke 1:26-29
Make a list of your treasured things/people and why you love them. Like Mary you were on God’s list of loved ones long before you had a chance to earn it. How does that make you feel?

TUESDAY: Luke 1:30-37
What do you think about Mary’s reaction? What big thing is God asking of you?

WEDNESDAY: 2 Timothy 3:14-17; Romans 12:2
How do you listen for God? What do you do to stay healthy spiritually?

THURSDAY: 1 Corinthians 10:31; Romans 12:1
What can you do to prepare your body for serving God? Are there habits you need to add or break?

FRIDAY: Philippians 4:6-7; Psalm 34:17-18
According to these verses, where can you find peace? What steps do you take to stay emotionally healthy?

SATURDAY: Hebrews 10:24-45; Ephesians 4:2-3
What does a healthy relationship look like? How can you build up the relationships in your life?

SUNDAY: Luke 1:38
Mary, although she probably felt unprepared, said yes. Prepare to say yes today to what God wants for your future! What is your next “yes”?

Sermon Transcript

Luke 1:26-38

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