Most people love Christmas, the Christmas story, and all that comes with it during this most wonderful time of the year. But some people dread Christmas because of the stress, the loneliness, the commercialization, and other reasons. In this four part series we will look at some of the names given to Jesus at Christmas - names like Prince of Peace, Immanuel, Wonderful, and Son of God. These names will teach us how to embrace the season and make sure it is merry and bright.
NOVEMBER 28 – “PRINCE OF PEACE” The holidays are often a time of incredible stress. Sometimes we set unrealistic expectations for ourselves in order to accommodate family and friends. Before we know it, the joy of Christmas is gone, stolen by stress. In this message, we will see how Christmas doesn’t have to be that way. We will discover that Christ followers experience peace when they worship Christ, not Christmas.
DECEMBER 5 – “IMMANUEL” Statistics tell us that more people become depressed and/or commit suicide during the holidays than any other time of year. Most experts attribute it to loneliness. We will discover how “Immanuel” can help us make it through Christmas without being lonely. We will learn that overcoming loneliness is realizing that with God you are never truly alone.
DECEMBER 12 – “WONDERFUL” When commercialization gets our focus off the real meaning of Christmas, we lose the true joy of Christmas. Our worship becomes stale and we find ourselves going through the motions. If we don’t have a change of heart, this Christmas won’t be merry and bright and we will miss how wonderful God truly is.
DECEMBER 19 – “SON OF GOD” Are you aware of how much God loves you? Do you know what your real worth is in His eyes? In this message, we will see what God did at Christmas to bring you into his family and make you secure in knowing you are precious in His sight. He sent His Son so you will know you are loved.