Spirit of Christmas

Deciding to Receive the Gifts Christ Gives

December 24, 2023 • Pastor Seth Amerine

This week we conclude our currents series in our Christmas Eve service considering the gifts beneath the tree and the gifts that Christ has provided for us. Just like you have to open a gift before you can use it - the gifts from Christ are numerous and wonderful but we must open them first! Read the following texts and look for the gifts from Christ you find in them and what you must do to open those gifts. Ephesians 2:8-10; Luke 11:1-2; John 13:14-15; and John 14:27. 

Deciding to Grow at Christmas Time

December 17, 2023 • Pastor Seth Amerine

This week we look at the importance of growing deeper in the faith - striving to mature in Christ - in the midst of Christmas time. Read Ephesians 4:11-15 and Philippians 2:12-13, what do these tell you about maturing in Christ and what you can do to pursue a deeper, growing relationship with Him?

Deciding to Shine Jesus Light at Christmas

December 10, 2023 • Pastor Seth Amerine

This week we continue our examination of what it means to choose to make Jesus the reason for our season rather than expecting other people to make Him the reason for theirs. We are considering the lights that go on the tree – just like we must put the lights on the Christmas tree we must choose to shine Jesus’ light into the world around us. Take some time to read Jesus’ words in Matthew 5:14-16 and Mark 2:16-17 and consider what Jesus is trying to teach us here about how to shine His light. 

Making Jesus the Reason for Your Season

December 3, 2023 • Pastor Seth Amerine

This week we begin a new series that's all about Christmas! This time of year, we often say “Jesus is the reason for the season!” We say this because many Christ-followers celebrate the birth of Christ (the greatest gift ever given) this time of year. We often get upset with the world for not making the season more about Jesus. In preparation for this Sunday consider a few questions: Why should we expect the world to celebrate Jesus’ birth? How can you and I make Jesus the reason for our season?