Past Sermons

Life-Changing Teaching

Mountainview is committed to providing life-changing teaching that is drawn from the Bible. We believe that practical teaching is one of the keys to developing spiritual maturity.

The Christmas story is not magical, it is supernatural. God became flesh and dwelt among us. Imagine that! The Christmas story points us to what is possible — impossible on our own, but possible with God. Christmas does more than ask, “What if …” Christmas answers the “what if” by bringing us Jesus.

Christmas Worship Times

Christmas Eve: 1:00, 3:00, 5:00, and 11:30 pm
Christmas Day: 10:45

December 3-4, 2016: Imagine Joy

What would life be like if you were more joyful? One of the gifts that Jesus offers is his joy — full, abundant joy. The Christmas season is a time when the difference between happiness and joy is highlighted. Our culture tells us we will be happy when we have the right thing, the new thing. Happiness is driven by our circumstances; joy is a gift that transcends circumstances and is based in the character and trustworthiness of God.

John 15:1-11

December 10-11, 2016: Imagine Peace

Is it possible to have peace? People are impatient, kids are screaming, and we live with wars and the threat of war. The greatest peace we could ever experience is peace with God. This peace doesn’t mean every problem in our lives go away and everything bump in the road smooths out. It is the security of knowing that God is with us – Emmanuel. As Ephesians says, Jesus himself is our peace.

Ephesians 2:11-22

December 17-18, 2016: Imagine Hope

Many people live without real hope. They have a fall sense of security based on income or achievements. Or, they confuse hope with wishful thinking. Hope is based on a reasonable expectation that what has been promised will come true. Wishful thinking is simply wanting things to get better. As Christians, our hope is based on the character of God and his faithfulness. Is there really a hope that transcends the grave? The answer is a resounding YES!

Romans 5:1-11

December 24-25: Imagine God with Us

Two words we use most often at Christmas are very powerful when it comes to understanding God’s heart for us. The first word is incarnate, or “God in flesh.” God revealed himself to us in the person of Jesus. The second word is Emmanuel, or “God with us.” Not God above us or God watching us from a distance. In Jesus, God came near — really near. Christianity is a not an ideology but a person.

John 1:1-14