No ribbons, no wrappings, no silver bells or laser lights...behold the story of simple grandeur, of humble glory, of God exiling His Son to put us back in His grace, of Jesus born human so that humanity could be born again.

No ribbons, no wrappings, no silver bells or laser lights...behold the story of simple grandeur, of humble glory, of God exiling His Son to put us back in His grace, of Jesus born human so that humanity could be born again.


WEEK 1 - december 12, 2016
"THe Beginning of Christmas"
genesis 1 & 3
KEVIN BOYD

The first Christmas wasn't celebrated until at least 300 years after the birth of Christ, but the first Christmas message was preached at least 4,000 years before the birth of Christ. The first Christmas message was preached by God, the creator, Himself.  We see in Genesis 1 & 3 that Adam and Eve, along with Satan, were the congregation, and the Garden of Eden was the sanctuary. It happened in front of a tree. Ironically, not a Christmas tree, although we might call it that, since it was in front of that tree the need for Christmas appeared.


WEEK 2 - DECEMBER 19, 2016
"THE METHOD OF CHRISTMAS"
LUKE 1:26-38
KEVIN BOYD

When the angel appeared to Mary, in Luke 1, there was no way she could have predicted what that revelation, in it's entirety, would mean for her or for Joseph. They surely dealt with some amount of scandal and difficulty. They also experienced the miracle of seeing God become flesh right before their eyes. They saw God! God is at work weaving something wonderful in our lives as well. We can't always see it from our vantage point because we are looking at the back-side of a tapestry.


WEEK 3 - DECEMBER 24th, 2016
"THE METHOD OF CHRISTMAS"
genesis 1:1-4; john 1:1-5
KEVIN BOYD