Imperfect Christmas, Imperfect Guests (Luke 2:8-20)

MOTIVATE Did you see it this week? Everyone was taking pictures of this rare phenomenon in the sky that last happened 400 years ago, and nearly 800 years ago during the nighttime. Experts called it the “Great Conjunction,” while others called it the “Christmas Star.” From the view of earth, the planets Jupiter and Saturn…

Imperfect Christmas (Luke 2:6-7)

MOTIVATE How many of you are good wrappers? Not a beat box rapper, but a present box wrapper.   Who likes wrapping paper? To me, either get a bag or one better – hold present behind back and I’ll close my eyes and then you bring out saying “surprise!” It will have the same effect….

Imperfect Christmas (Luke 2:1-5)

MOTIVATE Every year starts with the greatest of intentions. Perfect decorations – done in advance, but not too soon! Perfectly decorated tree. Perfect family pictures for sending Christmas cards. Perfect plans with multiple events for both sides of family, and seeing friends. Perfect menus for dinner and get togethers… with the perfect desserts (do Christmas…

Christmas is for Spreading Joy (Luke 2:1-20)

AUDIO:  MOTIVATE So far in our Christmas messages we have looked at what Christmas is for… –        Magnifying God (Luke 1:46-55) –        Keeping Promises (Matthew 1:18-25) –        Transforming Family (Galatians 4:4-7) –        Spreading Joy (Luke 2:1-20)   Our world is searching for joy and we believe Christianity is the best and only source for joy….