How Jesus Sheds Light on God

The most wonderful thing about Jesus is that he helps us understand God. He’s God “with skin on him” as a little one once told me. That’s what Christmas is …

The Joy that Springs from Relief

Luke’s version of Jesus’ birth is surprising in it’s brevity…just 7 verses in the midst of the 2 chapters surrounding it! The birth of Jesus (and his brother John) means …

God.With.Us

Matthew condenses the mystery of Christmas into one word – Immanuel. It’s one word that is actually three words – God.With.Us. Each of these words has more depth than we …

Our Stuff and Our Treasure

We’ve talked about God, and we’ve talked about us. Now it’s time to talk about our stuff. Jesus talks more about our stuff, our money, and our possessions than any …

God Owns Everything

God owns everything. Everything! This week we begin a three part series looking at God, Us, and Our Stuff. Each of these three are deeply connected to the other. We …

Limits Are a Gift

Your health is a limit. Your age is a limit. Your personality is a limit. Your income is a limit. But despite what everyone says, limits are a gift. Why? …

Affection Over Obligation

Our third value as a church is “Affection Over Obligation.” What does that mean? It means we want the “sweet spot” of our family life as a church to begin …

Serving Before Saving

At Alvadore Christian we want to be a church where we “serve before we save”. Why? Because that’s what Jesus did. He didn’t wait to serve people before he started …