12/1/13 – 12/29/13
Every year, we say we’re going to cut back, simplify, and have a Christmas that focuses on the real reason for the season–Jesus. But every year, advertisements beckon, the children plead, and it seems easier to just indulge our wants and whims. Overspending, overeating, materialism, and busyness rob us of our peace and joy and rob Jesus of his rightful role as the center of our celebration.
This Christmas, cut through the hype that leaves you exhausted and broke at the end of the year. Instead, experience the peace of knowing that God is truly with us, the joy of giving sacrificially, and the love of a savior who gave everything he had for us. Come and let’s approach Christmas differently, and be transformed in the process.
You are encouraged to read the daily devotional that goes along with this sermon series. The sermon series is based on the book “Christmas is Not Your Birthday” by Rev. Michael Slaughter from Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church in Ohio.
December 1 – Expect a Miracle
December 8 – Giving Up on Perfect
December 15 – Jesus’ Wish List
December 22 – Scandalous Love
December 24 – Happy Birthday Jesus
December 29 – By a Different Road