Has curiosity ever gotten the best of you, and you secretly opened a Christmas present early to see what you were going to get...only to rewrap it and pretend you were surprised at Christmas?
Though the Christmas story—as it is "unwrapped" in the gospels—contains many surprises, the Old Testament believers should not have been surprised. God had not only revealed his "Christmas plan" through words (prophecies), but He also revealed it through stories. Repackaged looks at three Old Testament stories that point to God's greatest gift of all.
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http://theridge.church/ChangetheCourse Chestnut Mountain Ranch is a local home and school which offers hope and healing for boys who are in crisis. Change the Course jars can be filled with coins to help make a difference in a child’s life. Jars can be returned to CRC anytime before December 31. There’s more about it at theridge.church/ChangetheCourse.
http://theridge.church/WiredDeviateChristmas This Tuesday, Wired [grades 9–12] and Deviate [grades 6–8] are celebrating the season with cookies, cocoa, songs, stories, games, a gift exchange and an ugly sweater contest. All the info is at theridge.church/WiredDeviateChristmas.
http://theridge.church/celebraterecovery Meets Mondays, 6:30–8:30 pm—Celebrate Recovery is a place to share the struggles and victories of your hurts, habits, or hang-ups. For more information, visit theridge.church/celebraterecovery. CR is open to the public, and childcare is available.
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