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The Wonder of Christmas

Christmas 2016

Christmas Eve Celebration

December 24, 2016 • Doug Sauder

Every year on Christmas Eve, millions of people from various cultures who speak different languages gather to celebrate the birth of a Jewish baby; the One who was the perfect gift to all mankind. Some will worship in public, some in secret, but all look at the Child whose coming changed everything; the Savior who forgives us from our sin. God came near. Unto us a Savior is born! In this special Christmas Eve message, Pastor Doug reveals why we need the perfect gift of Jesus . . . why we need a Savior as we unpack the gifts of the wise men and the true meaning of Christmas.

A Divine Detour

December 21, 2016 • Chris Baselice • Luke 2

A long, roundabout route taken to avoid something which delays your journey. Who likes detours? In Luke chapter 2, God created a divine detour sending Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem fulfilling the prophecy, “But you, Bethlehem, though you are little among the thousands of Judah, out of you shall come forth to Me the One to be ruler in Israel.” In this message, pastor Chris Baselice reminds us that divine detours are a part of God’s plan.

The Arrival

December 18, 2016 • Doug Sauder

This weekend, as we continue our “Wonder of Christmas” series, Pastor Doug explores the herald’s message to the world, and explains how today we are heralds to a world who desperately needs to hear the life-changing message of Jesus.

The Forerunner

December 14, 2016 • Jerry Sander • Luke 1

Pastor Jerry Sander walks us through Luke chapter 1 where we learn of Zechariah and Elizabeth. Although they were righteous in the sight of God, they struggled with infertility and confusion until their later years. In today’s message, we learn of a miracle that came as a very unexpected gift!

The Unexpected Gift

December 11, 2016 • Doug Sauder • Luke 1

Have you ever received an unexpected gift? For a young, virgin girl this gift came in the form of unexpected news. In Luke chapter one, an angel appears to Mary and makes a remarkable announcement . . . she carries a child and He will bring salvation to the world.

The Promise

December 4, 2016 • Doug Sauder

What causes you to feel wonder? That feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected or inexplicable . . . In today’s age of unparalleled technological advancement, it’s becoming harder and harder to experience wonder. But this weekend, as we kick off our four-week Christmas series, Pastor Doug Sauder sets the stage of God’s redemptive promise and explains how the story of Christmas goes well beyond anything we can imagine, providing us with true wonder.