Big Idea: Christmas is WILD!
Bible Passage: Luke 2, Isaiah 54:10, Hebrews 13:5-6, Philippians 2:9, John 8:36
This week we talked about Christmas! Our theme for the day was 'Christmas is WILD', focusing on how even though we hear the Christmas story every year, we should never let it cease to amaze us! So many WILD things happened – a virgin giving birth, angel appearances — filling the sky with praises! Stars appearing, wise men visiting a new baby from far away lands. Crazy stuff! Watch this video together if you'd like to see what we heard: https://vimeo.com/70354897
We talked about how all these crazy things happening could only mean one thing: God is at work. He is unstoppable! When we celebrate Christmas, we can remember how much God loves us by remember these 4 things:
Way-maker: God's plan is unstoppable! Nothing gets in His way, and nothing could stop His plan to send Jesus the Rescuer to save us. (Isaiah 54:10)
Immanuel: We celebrate at Christmas that God in heaven came NEAR to His people! He didn't just dwell far away, but He came to BE WITH US. Immanuel is the name given to Jesus because it means: God With Us. Our God is always with us, no matter what we do or where we go! (Hebrews 13:5-6)
Lord: Jesus came to earth to prove that He is Lord over all. Even though He is God, he became a baby! A tiny, weak little baby – to demonstrate that not only is He Almighty God, but He came to live here on earth as we live and to be one of us, so that we can know our God knows and loves us! His Name is above every Name and it's why we worship Him as LORD at Christmas time! (Philippians 2:9)
Deliverer: Jesus is the Saviour we need. There is nothing we could do on our own to make ourselves worthy of God's love. It is all because of what Jesus did on the cross for us that we can be set free from our sin. Jesus is our Deliverer! (John 8:36)
These are 4 awesome, WILD reasons to not get bored by the Christmas story this year, or let it pass by again without stopping to acknowledge just how amazing our God is.
See you next week for our Christmas party!!!