From the Womb Into the Gloom

The Morning Star – The Light of the World

December 24, 2023 • Pastor Mark Geer • John 1:1–14, Matthew 2:1–12, 2 Peter 1:16–19

The story of Christmas is the story of Jesus’ birth. It is the story of the incarnation. It is a story that is unique and unlike any other story that has ever been told. Why is that? 

I believe it is because this story is true. It’s built on the revelation of God, backed by historical eyewitnesses, supported by truthful accounts that are miraculous in nature, and it has proven to have life-changing spiritual power! We call it the Gospel – the story of Jesus. 

This Christmas we are examining “The Infant Who Changed the Word” in four messages which you can find here on our website:

« Sunday, December 3rd ~ “From the Throne to the Manger” with a focus on Christ’s Incarnation.

« Sunday, December 10th ~ “From the Navel to the Stable” with a focus on Jesus’ Humility.

« Sunday, December 24th ~ “From the Womb into the Gloom” with a focus on Jesus as The Light of the World - Illumination.

« Sunday, December 24th ~ “From the Cradle to the Cross” with a focus on God’s Gift of Salvation which will conclude our series as we celebrate with our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 6:00 pm. 


As you can see above, today’s message “From the Womb Into the Gloom” explores the marvelous truth that Jesus, the radiance of heaven came to earth to be born of the virgin Mary’s womb. He was brought forth into a world of gloom and darkness, filled with sin and violence. Yet He radiated God’s light in this world, beaming as the Morning Star. 

He brought with Him the Light of truth and hope and illuminated humanity to the way of God’s great plan of salvation. We have so much to celebrate this Christmas because the Word was made flesh!