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Iowa City Church Podcast

Welcome to the Iowa City Church sermon and teaching page.  We know that life can be confusing, and sometime just plain hard.  We believe the best way to live life comes through following Jesus.  These lessons and sermons are designed to be a resource to help you on that journey.  We hope you find them helpful!

Dec 10, 2019

Have you ever experienced this at a birthday party for children?  The birthday boy or girl is opening their presents...and off to the side there is a boy or girl who is upset because they don't have any presents to open.  Have you ever seen something like this?  What is an adult to say?  Console them, remind them about their birthday party, or maybe remind them that Christmas is coming.  There are a lot of ways we can try to appease this type of situation, but when it's all said and done this one simple truth remains: It's not your birthday!

Preparing our hearts to receive the gift of Jesus requires us to shift the spotlight...from us to Jesus.  It means that instead of figuring out how to make our Christmas the best ever we begin to humble ourselves and ask: What can I give Jesus this year?  This reason is simple, it's not your birthday--it's his.