Christmas

Weeping in Bethlehem
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
A strange expedition (vv 1-10) … who came to worship (vv 11-12) Come let us worship, Jesus the King

Are We Alone?
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
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

Peace on Earth?
Jesus’ Promise Who’s the promise for? A Saviour? Peace…with God

Light in Dark Places
John’s birth (1:57-66) …makes Zacharias prophesy …about God’s salvation (1:68-74) Psalm 132 …and God’s prophet (1:76-77) Isaiah 40:3 (Malachi 3) …and the coming of Light! (1:78-79) Isaiah 9:1-2 The Light in our darkness

Nothing Will Be Impossible with God
Gabriel’s two announcements: John will prepare the way (1:5-25) Jesus, the son of David (1:26-38) Isaiah 11 Nothing will be impossible with God! God’s prepared people

Great Expectations
Waiting for the birth of a child is a time full emotions—joy, worry, hope, concern. It’s a time of great expectation for what the future may hold. In the weeks leading into Christmas 2016, join us at Gympie Presbyterian as we wait in wonder for the birth of the one whose birth was announced by angels “He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. Read more