We live in a faith filled world. That statement might surprise you but it shouldn’t. Everywhere we go we find people who are putting their faith in something, anything, and everything. They all do it, although they might deny it. Our culture if full of faith but living faithless. We are called, by God to be different. Having real faith in a faith filled faithless world in something else altogether. In a culture when our backs seem to be against the wall, what do we need to know and do to make sure we don’t disappear and drown in a sea of good intentions and inaction? Today we make some discoveries and add a few bricks that will help us all.
With Jeff feeling under the weather (not COVID), Glenn Rogers is joining us to teach us why a manger, using Luke 2 and Philippians 2 as our passages.
In Christmas Stories we are telling the stories of Christmas. Sure, we are all familiar with the ‘classic’ Christmas stories of the Bible. But we are opening them up again and revisiting what we can learn from them, how we can apply their lessons to our lives today, even beyond December. Last week we looked at the story of Mary, and how God had called her — and calls each of us — to a life of courage, of faith, and surrender to God’s will. This study moves us out into an open field where a group of shepherds heard some news that they just couldn’t miss.
You know the Christmas story. You have heard it before and you are about to hear it again. But as we begin this series called – Christmas Stories, have you ever wondered why God orchestrate the Christmas event like he did? He mixed together Mary and Joseph and the angel and the star and the wise men and the shepherds with their flocks and the heavenly host … why did God do it exactly that way? The answer is easy – He did it for you. And if that is true (and it is by the way) then perhaps we need to wrap our hearts and heads around the story of Christmas in a fresh and invigorating way. This is your chance.