This Sunday Anthony will be bringing us the first of our Christmas series messages, this week on "We're having a baby!" from Luke 1:26-38. All welcome.
Anthony says: "We all have expectations about Christmas – expectations around decorations and what kind of Christmas lights we will set up or what kind of gifts we will buy or receive. We have expectations around family gatherings, hoping everyone will get along and the food we will cook and eat. Expectations about Peace, Hope, Love and Joy, that is, until you head to the local shopping mall. Christmas is full of expectations!!! That very first Christmas, there were also lots of expectations. Joseph, Mary, King Herod, and the Shepherds all had expectations. What if all we were expecting for Christmas this year was God? How would that change our Christmas?"
“Christmas has lost its meaning for us because we have lost the spirit of expectancy. We cannot prepare for an observance. We must prepare for an experience and the experience is an encounter with the living God.”
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