Christmas

Christmas Time | Galatians 4:4-7 |
At Christmas, we celebrate two sendings of God—the sending of the Son and the Spirit ‘when the set time had fully come’.

A Dragon in the Nativity | Revelation 12 |
Revelation 12 is the Nativity story you probably didn’t know was there. In the birth of Jesus, Satan (the dragon) is defeated…and the battle is won for those who trust in Jesus. Outline The Revelation to John Signs in Heaven (vv1-6) War in heaven (vv7-12) War on Earth (vv13-17) War is over? Video Following the sermon we watched this video from SpeakLife

Waiting for Christmas (Anna) | Luke 2:21-24, 36-38 |
Christmas means the wait is over, and we’re still waiting. Our Christmas day message for 2021.

Waiting for Christmas (Simeon) | Luke 2:21-33 |
Message from our 2021 Christmas Carols service

The Sun Rises | Luke 1:68-79 |
When life feels dark, as it has for many of us this year, where is there hope? Is it found in making it ‘bigger than Christmas? In this message from our Carols service, discover how the coming of Jesus brings light into our darkness. Outline Jesus Came Into a Dark World In Jesus the Sun Rises Before the sermon, we watched this Christmas advertisement:

Weeping in Bethlehem | Matthew 2:13-23 |
The rescue of God’s Son (vv 13-15) from Herod’s fearful fury (vv 16-23) ‘Herods’ are still furious Matthew 5:11-12; 24:9

Christmas for Strangers | Matthew 2:1-12 |
A strange expedition (vv 1-10) … who came to worship (vv 11-12) Come let us worship, Jesus the King

Are We Alone? | Matthew 1:18-25 |
A strange dream (vv18-20) Unexpected news Strange command Two strange names (vv21-25) Saviour God with us Jesus, still the saviour who is God with us (Matthew 28:16-20)

Light In Darkness | Isaiah 9:1-7 |
Darkness in Israel and Judah (Isaiah 7-8) Light in Darkness (Isaiah 9:1-5) Light of the Messiah (Isaiah 9:6-7) A Son is Born (Matthew 4:12-14)

Christmas 2017
There were many strange things around the time of Jesus’ birth—angelic appearances, shepherds announcing new kings, visitors from distant lands, and a maiden who became a mum. These strange things were all pointing to one momentous event—the baby in the manager who is ‘God with Us,’ the promised saviour and king—it’s strange but true. Please join us this Christmas as we reflect on strange Christmas things and celebrate the coming of Jesus. Read more