December Series: Experience Christmas
November 30 - December 29
Join us each weekend in December – and Christmas Eve – as we walk through the Christmas story and see what we can learn as we all Experience Christmas together!
November 30 & December 1: Experience His Family
Story: The genealogy of Jesus
Scripture: Matthew 1:1-17
Theme: We can live secure in our identity in Christ.
December 7&8: Experience His Presence *Prayer for healing
Story: Joseph learning of Jesus’ birth through a dream
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25
Theme: We are never alone because God is with us.
December 14&15: Experience His Plan *Communion
Story: Zechariah and Elizabeth playing out their part in the big plan of God
Scripture: Luke 1:5-25
Theme: When God is working out his big picture plan for the world, he asks each of us to play our part, and often it involves the desires of our heart.
December 21&22: Experience His Miracles
Story: Mary being told by the angel Gabriel that she has been chosen to be the Mother of the Messiah
Scripture: Luke 1:26-56
Theme: A person open to being used of God will experience miracles.
December 24: Experience The Manger *Christmas Eve (2/3:30/5/10:30p)
Story: Jesus’ birth and the sign to the shepherds that he was the Messiah
Scripture: Luke 2:1-20
Theme: The manger was a sign that God came to be with us and that God was about to change the world order.
December 28&29: Experience The Resistance
Story: The Magi visit Herod and Jesus
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12
Theme: The response to the birth of Jesus by Herod illustrated the kind of resistance people have had toward Jesus from that day until today.