Today we launch a new series of messages that will take us through the Christmas season, ending on Christmas Day. It is called Jesus, Our Hope. I believe you will find it both traditional and refreshingly new. Let me explain how it can be both of these things at the same time.
We will be exploring many of the most traditional and beloved passages about Jesus’ birth. They have been helping believers to anchor their souls in the Good News of Christmas for millennia. However, we will not be looking at these stories like someone watching a nativity scene in a display window - as something quaint, comforting, and detached from real life.
While these accounts are about history-shaping events of the first century, they also inform us that God’s Kingdom is on the move today. Each story invites you to be changed and to be led by the Holy Spirit into the drama of what God is doing right now in the lives of individuals and families throughout the world.
May these ancient accounts affect you in a fresh way by the power of the Holy Spirit who is alive and active among us. –Pastor Tom
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