Picture Perfect Christmas

Unexpected Joy

December 29, 2019 • Pastor Terry Brown

Each year, many of us count the days until Christmas. We have advent calendars and busy schedules filled with special activities. But then, after Christmas is over, we may find ourselves sad and disappointed. In reality, Christmas isn’t an end, but a BEGINNING! Everything changed because of Christmas and God is changing those who come to Him still today! NEXT STEPS: - My plans have changed and I am facing unexpected joy, but I will rejoice! - My plans have changed and I am facing unexpected sorrow, but I will trust Him! - Jesus, I ask You that let me know You are near to me, whatever the circumstance.

Unpredictable Journey

December 22, 2019 • Pastor Lance Riley

Join us this week as Pastor Lance talks about what you can expect from God on life’s unpredictable journeys. NEXT STEPS: - I will memorize James 1:2-4. - I will begin to replace my “Why” for “What.” - I will invite two people to the Christmas Eve service.

Unusual Stress

December 15, 2019 • Pastor Rick Lorimer

Join us this week as Pastor Rick openly talks about the stress of the holiday season and how God has an answer for you. NEXT STEPS: • I will daily ask God to help me grow in my awareness of His Presence. • Each morning this week, I will choose to spend time in God’s Word. • This week, I will invite 3-5 people to Christmas at Christ Place.

Unfulfilled Expectations

December 8, 2019 • Pastor Rick Lorimer

This week we kicked off a new series, Picture Perfect Christmas, and talked about unfulfilled expectations and desires. Pastor Rick walks us through the Gospel of Luke’s account of Zechariah and Elizabeth, and how God confronted their disappointments. NEXT STEPS: • This week, I will reflect on the unfulfilled expectations in my life that have caused me to doubt God’s plan in my life. • Each day this week, I will pray, asking God to use me as a culture carrier of life this holiday season. • I will invite someone to one of the upcoming Christmas services at Christ Place Church. www.christplace.church/christmas.