How do you celebrate Christmas? Is it something you look forward to? Or something you dread? What emotions does it create in you? Why do we need to hear the Christmas story?
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The build up to Christmas can be really stressful and tiring. Buying gifts, planning holidays and family get togethers. Trying to get everything done before Christmas can be a nightmare. Listen as Richard shares how he struggles with trying to find the perfect gift for the special people in his life.Find Out More
Do you look forward to Christmas with anticipation? Or do you wonder if you’ll experience the peace and joy that Christmas promises? Listen as James Winderlich tells the story of one troubled family, and a stranger in the rain. In a surprising way they all experienced the true meaning of Christmas. You can experience God’s Christmas too.Find Out More
The Christmas/New Year season is a great time for getting away and relaxing. But even on holidays we can still find ourselves moody and tired. Sometimes it takes a sudden surprise to turn things around.This week Trevor Keller will share the story of the welcome swallow. It was a surprise that stayed with him long after the holiday was offer.Find Out More
Many people think of God as some mysterious force floating around the galaxy and entering into our lives via coincidence or miracles. The important message of Christmas is that God actually entered our world, physically, as the baby Jesus. I hope you can join us this week as Adrian Kitson explores the question “what if God was really one of us?”Find Out More
Do you struggle with giving gifts at Christmas? Who do I buy for, how much should I spend, will they like what I give them? This week we’ll be discussing Christmas gift giving. Where did the idea begin? Why do we still do it? And perhaps the most important question -Have you been naughty or nice this year?Find Out More
Read a free booklet for insights and encouragement about Christmas
What is Christmas?
Christmas isn't always the bright and cheery affair found in songs or movies. Can it be merry for a family struggling through unemployment, alienation, and terminal illness? What Is Christmas? conveys how this season can be a complicated and difficult time of the year. For families working through hurt feelings, strained relationships-even the oncoming death of a loved one--Christmas can be a trying time. Providing Scriptural narrative from the first Christmas, Pastor Wayne Palmer conveys how God has reconciled man to Himself through His Son and how His love gives us hope when re--establishing connections with family members. The best things about Christmas are often those impossible to put a price on-- time spent together, renewed love, and the true joy the birth of our Savior brings. For many, childhood memories of Christmas are magical-bright lights, and cherished time with family members. Sometimes, however, the passage of time makes those memories distant and elusive, and leaves one wondering whether it's possible to recapture the wonder of Christmas. Concluding the booklet, the reader is asked this: "Where do you find yourself this Christmas?" Wherever that place might be, the reader is reminded that God's gift of love in Jesus Christ can heal every wound and repair every broken relationship.
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