Thursday, December 22, 2016

Christmas Day Message, 2016

That’s What Christmas Is All About

Scripture Reading: Luke 2:7-20, ESV
Since time began, people have wanted to see God, to touch him, to talk to him, to know him in a personal way. In the Old Testament there were many Scriptures (prophecies) that gave the people hope that one day God would be with them in a very real way and when He came the world would be different, it would be just, it would be right, there would be peace on earth, no longer would we live in a broken world, there would be the fulfillment of all our desired happy endings. Some of those hopeful verses of Scripture we have read in worship this Advent season.

What the prophets described was nothing short of heaven on earth, the Lord God reigning in the lives of all people, making the world what He always designed it to be. That’s what Christmas is all about, God appearing so that we could know Him, that we could be empowered to be like Him, so that we could be His instruments of peace, of healing, of reconciliation, so that we could see what our world will be one day and “is,” to the extent that we follow Jesus, the Prince of Peace.  

We invite you to join us this Sunday, Christmas Day as we worship the living Christ of Christmas. What better way to celebrate Christmas than gathering with God’s people to celebrate, “The Word” becoming flesh and living among us!

Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. There will be no regular Bible Study before worship this Sunday. I hope to see you this Sunday at CBC as we lift up the Lord Jesus! And don’t forget, we will have a very special Christmas Eve Communion Worship Service at 6:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Pastor Joe

I thank my God every time I remember you.” Philippians 1:3