November 27, 2022
The Heart of Christmas (Part 1)
Key Texts: Isaiah 9:2-7, Matthew 1:22-23, Romans 15:4
The center of the Christmas story is focused squarely on the birth of Jesus. He is the fulfillment of the Israelite’s hope that God would push back the darkness and shine a bright light into the world. Christmas is a reminder that whatever it is we hope for in our lives—healing, restoration, forgiveness, or a fresh start—it is available to us through Immanuel, who is God with us. Hope is not a result of the absence of conflict, difficulty, struggle, or trial. Hope is a result of the presence of God.
THE PRESENCE OF DARKNESS THREATENS OUR HOPE
THE LIGHT OF GOD’S PRESENCE HAS COME TO GIVE US HOPE
HOPE IS OURS TODAY