The Christmas Experience

Herod a "real" King

Original Date: 
Sunday, December 27, 2015

Matthew 2:13-18 Herod: A “Real” King

Matthew 2:13-18

Experiencing God's Gift

Original Date: 
Sunday, December 20, 2015

Experiencing God's Joy

Original Date: 
Sunday, December 13, 2015

Luke 2:8-20 The Christmas Experience: Experiencing God’s Joy

Letters to Santa
Since we had the kids singing today, I thought I would start this message by exploring the connection between kids and Christmas. Then I came across this post on Mom.me (because I spend a lot of time checking in on the Mom blogs) that collects real letters to Santa from real kids. And I thought they were sweet, precious, and hilarious. So, let’s look at a few of them:

First:

Experiencing God's Peace

Original Date: 
Sunday, November 29, 2015

Matthew 1:18-25 The Christmas Experience: Experiencing God’s Peace

Experiencing God's Favor

Original Date: 
Sunday, November 22, 2015

Luke 1:26-55 Experiencing Christmas: Experiencing God’s Favor

Favorite
So, I’ve been thinking about the word “favor” this week. It struck me that there are a lot of ways we use the word “favor.”

Experiencing God's Faithfulness

Original Date: 
Sunday, November 15, 2015

Lamentations 3:19-26 The Christmas Experience: Experiencing God’s Faithfulness

Operation Unwrap Christmas
I know that one of the big complaints about our society lately is that the Christmas season seems to be starting earlier and earlier. We just get through Halloween, and the Christmas decorations start going up in the stores. Now the big push is for Black Friday sales that start two weeks before Thanksgiving.