"Who Needs Christmas?" Sermon Series • December 3 - December 17

Who needs Christmas? Well, as it turns out, we all do...but it might not be for the reasons you think. Join us for worship this Advent season Sunday, December 3 through Sunday, December 17 as we explore the reason we need Christmas. 

December 3: Who Needs Christmas? The World Did // Genesis 12:1-3

The Christmas story didn’t begin with shepherds watching over their flocks, wise men following a star, and a young couple that couldn’t find a place to have their baby. It began much earlier than that, and it was more epic than anyone could have imagined.  It began with God making an unbelievable, incoherent, and impossible promise to a man named Abraham. That promise carried through the entire history of ancient Israel and beyond.    

Sermon Notes and Daily Study Guide // Discussion Questions and Small Group Study Guide

December 10: Who needs Christmas? God Did // Romans 5:6-8

The Christmas story began in Genesis with God’s promise that through one man the entire world would be blessed. Apparently, the world needed blessing. God staged a demonstration and documented it so the world would know. He did it because we needed to see it to believe it. God had to be with us so we could know he was for us.

Sermon Notes and Daily Study Guide // Discussion Questions and Small Group Study Guide

December 17: Who needs Christmas? We Do // Romans 6:12-14

We reduce Christmas to forgiveness. We can’t live up to God’s standards, so he sent Jesus to make things right. Maybe your entire experience with God has been: nobody’s perfect, but God forgives. That message isn’t necessarily incorrect, but it’s incomplete. The message of Christmas is bigger and better than that. We need Christmas because Jesus wants us to have life, and have it to the fullest. He came to save us from slavery to sin. He came to rescue us from the power of sin in us. We need Christmas because we need a savior.

Sermon Notes and Daily Study Guide // Discussion Questions and Small Group Study Guide

December 24: Christmas Eve

Christmas is a time to gather with family and friends. We invite you to be a part of our family, no matter your background, as we celebrate the birth of our Savior. Please join us at one of our six Christmas Eve services. Together we’ll experience beautiful music, carols by candlelight, and a Christmas message that reminds us of that night thousands of years ago that continues to transform our world and our lives today.

3pm Family Service: The Christmas story presented in a dramatic fashion, led by our children, with traditional Christmas carols, Bible readings, and a short sermon message. 

Traditional Worship Services (1pm, 7pm, 9pm & 11pm) and Open Door Alternative Worship (4:15pm): The Christmas season can be complicated. There are presents to pick, parking spots to find, and family dynamics to navigate. The story of Christmas—God’s most important message to humanity—shouldn’t be complicated. Join us as we unpack the bottom line of Christmas. And it’s a bottom line that is truly “good news.” 

Click here to learn more about our Christmas Eve services and a local mission partner, Through These Hands, who will receive a percentage of our Christmas Eve offering to help further their mission throughout the world.