Parkerville Baptist Church
Expectations - Luke 1:26-38
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?"
Locations & Times
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  • Parkerville Baptist Church
    910 Seaborne St, Parkerville WA 6081, Australia
    Sunday 9:30 AM
About Parkerville Baptist Church
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Why we exist …
Love God, love others, make disciples … that’s the commission Jesus left his followers.
At Parky, it’s our mission to do this by sharing our lives and creating pathways that inspire people to wholeheartedly follow Jesus.

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What are you expecting this Christmas?

What if all we were expecting for Christmas was God?
“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.”
Handel H. Brown
Distance between Joseph and her family
Despair over the reaction of people
Divorce as a serious consequence
What was Mary expecting on that first Christmas?

God, an encounter with God.
Mary set her expectations in God and God alone.
Not as an object of Faith.

But as an example of Faith.

Podcast

Listen to the podcast of this message

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