Hope Community Church
Sunday Morning Gathering (December 10th, 2017)
• Hope's Coffee Café - coffee/tea bar in the foyer from 9:30-9:55 AM • Child Care (ages 6wks-5yrs) & Kids Church (K-5th Grade) provided!
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  • Hope Community Church
    1240 Jay St, Waterford Twp, MI 48327, USA
    Sunday 10:00 AM
Stories inform us and inspire us.
The best stories are personal.

Week 1:
“The Eyewitnesses”
(Luke1:1-4)

The Great Divide
(sacred -vs- secular)

What is your earliest memory regarding Christmas?
Luke writes about what was FULFILLED.
Luke writes about what was FULFILLED.
Luke writes about what was WITNESSED.
Luke writes about what was FULFILLED.
Luke writes about what was WITNESSED.
Luke writes about what was CONFERRED.
Luke writes about what was FULFILLED.
Luke writes about what was WITNESSED.
Luke writes about what was CONFERRED.
Luke writes about what was BELIEVED.
All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players, they have their exits and entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts.
—William Shakespeare

The Christmas story is about what God was willing to do and alone able to do... redeem mankind!
The Word became flesh! God became human!
The invisible became visible!
The untouchable became touchable!
Eternal life experienced temporal death!
The transcendent one descended and drew near!
The unlimited became limited!
The infinite became finite!
The immutable became mutable!
The unbreakable became fragile!
Spirit became matter!
Eternity entered time!
The independent became dependent!
The almighty became weak!
The loved became the hated!
The exalted was humbled!
Glory was subjected to shame!
Fame turned into obscurity!
From inexpressible joy to tears of unimaginable grief!
From a throne to a cross!
From ruler to being ruled!
From power to weakness!

—Kostenberger, Andreas J.; Stewart, Alexander.
(The First Days of Jesus: The Story of the Incarnation)