Rev. Nadeem shares the integral part that Joseph plays in the birth of Jesus. We hear how The Love of Emmanuel was demonstrated through Joseph’s life and how that love impacted Jesus, Mary and ultimately our redemption.

Christians, who belong to Jesus Christ should be the people that have great joy in our lives by default. Just imagine if others saw lives and coveted the joy and came to us wondering and wanting to have what we have. The Mega JOY! But the fact of the matter is that for many Christians this JOY is a fantasy. In the sermon, while pastor Nadeem teaches and explains the original setting of the Inn and Manger or stable in Jesus time, which were very different than what we see today in the nativity scenes, he talks about the source of true joy and that how we can receive and experience that joy in our lives.

This Sunday Steven Knotts, Crenshaw’s lay speaker shares a meditation on what Christ said about peace and what it means to us, as Christians, in our day to day lives.

On the second Sunday of Advent as we light the candle of love on the advent wreath circle, we remember the “Royal Law” and commit ourselves to the greatest commandment that Jesus taught: “Love others as yourselves.” The measure of our spiritual maturity is how much we love others. Jesus set the example of loving others by dying on the cross. Our claim of loving others is not enough, Jesus calls us to take a deeper step and show that love by putting into practice.

In the beginning of the advent season, Rev. Nadeem talks about the wonders of hope. He shares that the “Hope” that we receive from Jesus Christ has the power to bring Healing, Optimism, Purpose, & Encouragement. These four are the wonders of this everlasting Hope that Jesus offers us today.