First Christmas: Stories from the Birth of Christ
On many Christmas trees, you’ll find ornaments marking Christmas seasons in which everything changed.
A set of intertwined wedding rings declares, “First Christmas.” You see it and remember that first holiday season in that tiny apartment. It was simple, but you were together.
Another ornament has the same phrase, “First Christmas,” but this time instead of rings, there’s a pair of booties. You smile as you think about the first Christmas with a baby. She didn’t do a thing. She didn’t even know what Christmas was. But oh what joy there was just holding her there in front of the tree.
Still, other ornaments remind us of another important first. A manger, some sheep, an angel, and a star, remind us that the Christmas that started it all.
Join us as we gather together and hear once more the stories of that very first Christmas. The one that truly did change everything once and for all.
December 3, 2017
Life in Barren Places (Elizabeth's Story)
December 10, 2017
The Gift of Disappointment (Joseph's Story)
December 17, 2017
You Never Know Who'll Show Up (The Innkeeper's Story)
Luke 2:7; Hebrews 13:2
December 24, 2017 - 9:45am
The Secret to Having a Merry Christmas (Mary's Story)
December 24, 2017 - 5:00pm
Good News for All People (The Shepherd's Story)
Living Virtuously in a Virtual World
Living Virtuously in a Virtual World: a six-week sermon series on faith and technology. Technology promises to make our lives better, but does it? Through technology we have access to countless Bible studies and devotionals but also endless amounts of worthless distractions and dangerous content. Social media allows us to connect with old friends and new, but we can use those connections for both good or evil. The internet is opening up new pathways for the gospel to be shared, but also serves as an avenue for slander, gossip, and hate. The truth is, while technology changes, the human heart remains the same. Technology, on its own, will not make us better people. Only the indwelling of the Holy Spirit can form us into saints.