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How do you turn the most STRESSFUL and most MATERIAL time of the year into the most WONDER-FILLED? In this message, Pastor Hugh lays out some specific steps that you can take to make your Christmas, and your life, WONDER-FILLED. Watch and be challenged.
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Bethlehem. Most of us only know about this village as the place of baby Jesus’ birth. Yet, Bethlehem existed as a village long before the birth of Jesus. What happened in this village prior to that event? It might surprise some to learn that this small village was very important in the history of Israel in Old Testament times. In fact, one could argue that what happened there on Christmas night was really a fulfillment of the lessons of Bethlehem going back ages and generations.
The holidays can be tough. Sometimes you even dread that it's coming. Does it have to be that way?
Have you bowed before Messiah this Christmas?
Justice and righteousness are 2 of God's favorite words. What do they mean and what would it look like for the earth to be full of justice and righteousness? Christmas is not a time of sentimentality with smiles on the surface but a time to name the issues that plague our world and how the name of the baby in the manger makes all the difference. Listen to find out how both the gospel of Matthew and the prophet Jeremiah show us how Jesus' coming is the beginning of all things being set right.
This morning I’d like for you to see how the Lord prepared for the first Christmas. We often talk about the reason Christ came incarnate how He was born of a virgin where He came to Bethlehem; to whom He came to the Jew first then to the Gentile for God so loved the world; but why did He come when He did?