Christmas Witness

Christmas gifts not only meet needs or desires, they also express relationship between giver and recipient. God wants you to know Him, and uses two actions to introduce Himself at Christmas.

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Christmas Love

Christmas is about gifts and giving. Paul says love is the greatest gift; and today you will see that is true. First John repeats the theme of love, conveying a critical truth we celebrate at Christmas: Love builds relationships. Let’s discover three ways love builds relationships.  

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Christmas Joy

Christmas is not only a time of hope and peace, it is a season of joy. Joy is a spiritual trait springing from contentment. The Bible clearly shows that God’s presence produces joy. We discover three key areas where God’s presence produces joy.  

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Looking for Light

“It’s always darkest before dawn” the proverb tells us. Israel’s national history unfolded that way. Instead of finding the light of God’s presence and blessing they experienced metaphoric darkness. Isaiah gave God’s promise of true light. This true light would come in the person of God’s Messiah.

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The Best Gift (Luke 2:14)

What is the best gift you have ever received? No doubt, there is a connection between the gift and the person who gave it that makes it such a treasured item. Today’s message looks at why Jesus is the best gift ever, and finds proof of this in the angel’s song found in Luke 2:14.

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The Thrill of Hope (Luke 1:67 – 79)

Christmas is a time for celebrating the hope of possibilities. As the promised son to Zechariah and Elizabeth is born and named, a song filled with celebratory hope is sung. Listen as these two short sentences are examined and explained. Ask yourself if you can sing this hopeful theme yourself.

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Mary’s song about her soon-to-be-born son, sometimes called the Magnificat, celebrates God’s person, power, and performance in her life. Mary was able to trace God’s hand in her own life, and it prompted a song of praise. Can you do that? Can you see God’s hand at work in your life? Are you singing God’s […]

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Rejoice! Psalm 148

Don’t hurry away from Christmas! The shepherds on the night of Messiah’s birth, returned with rejoicing and great wonder thinking about all the things they had seen and heard that evening. If we hurry away from the celebration we risk losing the wonder of all that has happened. This morning we look at Psalm 148 […]

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