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Christmas Unwrapped

Christmas Unwrapped

Dec 2012

Have you ever gotten a gift for Christmas that was wrapped up and you assumed it was one thing, but after it was unwrapped you saw it for what it really was? It may have been a disappointment or it may have been better than you imagined. For some of us, Christmas is so beautifully wrapped in our memories and expectations that we never open it. We don’t want to disturb the beauty of the wrapping and so we miss the true gift that is found underneath all of the wrapping that we have placed around Christmas. Join us for this four part series as we look at “Christmas Unwrapped”. Inside the UNbelievable Gift of Christmas is the human drama, the plan of God as it unfolds, the amazing story of GOD BECOMING A MAN, and the faith of ordinary people that was required to see God’s plan realized.

Sermons in this series
Mon, Dec 24, 2012
Sun, Dec 23, 2012
The first ones to receive the news of Jesus’ birth was a group of illiterate and unrefined shepherds. How could someone so undeserving be on the top of God’s list? Perhaps it’s because the Gift of Christmas is supposed to be for EVERYONE. And for those who receive it, they get so much more than they deserve. In this message we find four undeserving gifts God planned especially for the undeservable.
Sun, Dec 16, 2012
Part of what makes the Christmas season so meaningful for many of us is the familiarity. We like things to be the same way every year. We are familiar with the story, the decorations, the music, and the atmosphere. However, the unfamiliar frightens us at times. Mary and Joseph found themselves in an unfamiliar location, surrounded by unfamiliar people, in an unfamiliar environment. We will see how their response proves that God is still at work, even in the unfamiliar.
Sun, Dec 09, 2012
Reality Television is a big thing nowadays. From America’s Funniest Videos to Dancing with the Stars to Survivor to Big Brother, we love the unscripted reality shows. But how do we deal with life when it becomes unscripted? Suddenly, it’s not so attractive anymore. In Mary’s response, we discover when we recognize our lives are unscripted… that our greatest plans are not going to happen…we still have a choice in how we respond.
Sun, Dec 02, 2012
For Mary and Joseph the entire Christmas scenario was unexpected. Let’s be honest. Many of us don’t deal well with the unexpected. In this opening message we will learn how to respond when God puts us in an unexpected situation. Believe it or not, we have a choice.