Engage - Christmas 2019

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Often times it is hard to know if we are hearing God speak to us or if we are hearing things that we want to hear.  Do You Hear What I Hear is all about confirming when God is actually speaking to us using the narratives stories of God preparing God’s people for the arrival of Jesus’ birth.  This is our Advent 2019 series to prepare ourselves for the arrival of Jesus birth using the stories of Zechariah and Elizabeth, Mary, Joseph and the Shepherds where God interrupted their lives and spoke to them to prepare them for the arrival of Jesus.

Christmas Eve Full Service: Trash vs Treasure

By Dave Warner | December 25, 2019

Please enjoy Engage Newark’s celebration of Christmas with music and candlelight. The message for this evening emphasized sorting through the clutter and chaos (trash) of life to discover the treasure to be found at Christmas.

Do You Hear What I Hear? Experience Joy

By Dave Warner | December 25, 2019

The Shepherds received a surprise visit from angels while they were out minding our their own business, tending sheep one night.  The angels delivered a message of Good News of Great Joy that was meant for all people! When God speaks, it’s always Good News and it’s always meant for all people.

Do You Hear What I Hear? Exhibit Compassion

By Dave Warner | December 15, 2019

When Joseph learned that his betrothed wife Mary was pregnant, and knowing it wasn’t his baby, he had in mind to divorce her but quietly with compassion to spare her further humiliation.  However, God had other plans, God called on Joseph to level-up his compassion and give Mary grace. God always calls us towards compassion,…

Do You Hear What I Hear? Receive Blessing

By Dave Warner | December 8, 2019

God interrupted the normal flow of life for Mary when Gabriel and angel was sent to inform her of Jesus’ birth.  For Mary, there was no mistaking God’s message to her, but it is not always easy for us to know if God is talking to us! Like Mary, and Zechariah before her, we may…

Do You Hear What I Hear? Have Faith

By Dave Warner | December 1, 2019

The story of Zechariah and Elizabeth from Luke chapter 1 is a fantastic view into God’s miraculous life-giving work as He promises a son to the elderly couple.  This interruption into Zechariah’s life inspires faith and obedience for Zechariah, but not without having his doubts at the beginning…