December 2 – As believers we are often terrified by what we see happening in the world. Indeed Jesus foretold both natural disasters and great persecutions. Still, rather than being terrified by what is happening in our world, we should confidently await Jesus’ return to bring justice and restoration to His people.
December 9 – John the Baptist was called by God to prepare the road for the coming of Jesus. As Christmas approaches and the busyness of this season is upon us, we will pause to consider what we need to do to “clear the road” so that we can properly celebrate the birth of our Lord.
December 16 – As John sat in prison and heard reports about Jesus, he began to have doubts. In spite of what he had to know happned while he was still in the womb, in spite of the witness of God at Jesus baptism, John still struggled. He was honest about those doubts and Jesus sent work back with John’s disciples to take away that doubt. As we consider this story we will talk about how we can honestly face our doubts and overcome them.
December 23 – When Mary visited her relative Elizabeth she broke into song, a song we know as the Magnificat. As we dig into this lesson we will look at Mary’s song and consider how it can be and is our song too. ** We will have one service at 9:00 a.m.
Christmas Eve – The amazing thing about the Christmas story is not the birth of a baby, but the birth of the Son of God come to us in human flesh. Jesus is Immanuel, God with us, so that we can do life with Him and spend eternity with Him. Services at 4:00 and 6:00 p.m.
Christmas Day – This will be a service of readings and carols. Worship will be at 9:00 a.m.
December 30 – Though Simeon and Anna were very old, they had never lost hope that they would see the Messiah. Let by the Holy Spirit, they were among the first to bear witness to Jesus. As we consider their stories, we pray that the Lord would grant us the enduring faith of Simeon and Anna, to see the Lord’s salvation and give Him thanks face-to-face in eternity.