Though Jesus was the Son of God and Creator of the universe, He chose to enter this world under amazingly modest circumstances—as a baby, born to an ordinary couple, and placed in a trough. The angels even announced His birth to the humble shepherds, not to civic or religious leaders. Although the details are simple, the birth of Jesus is remarkable.
Join us for the December series, Down to Earth, as we explore how this extraordinary event has had an impact in all of our lives.
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http://www.theridge.church/jinglejam Friday, December 6–Jingle Jam is a high-energy, high-spirited, interactive Christmas event, geared towards kids and families! Everyone is invited to have a jolly time celebrating the holidays at The Ridge! We’ll have concessions available beginning at 6pm, and the show starts at 6:30pm. Enjoy music, dancing, comedy, and videos! It’s a FREE show—all are welcome!
http://www.theridge.church/deckthehalls Friday, December 13–Let’s Deck the Halls at The Ridge! Invite your friends and join us for the annual Christmas event for singles! Deck the Halls will take place on Friday, December 13th at 6:30pm in The Ridge lobby. All adult singles are welcome to join us as we celebrate the holidays in style, so dress in your holiday best! We’ll have delicious food, fun photo opps, live music, and giveaways! Sign up online!
http://www.theridge.church/studentparty Sunday, December 15–Students in middle school and high school are invited to the Ridge Students Christmas Party on Sunday, December 15th at 4:30pm! Enjoy food, fun and games with your friends! Dress in your best Christmas gear—ugly sweaters and Santa hats are welcome! Bring a friend with you and don’t miss out on this holiday fun! Let us know you’ll be there at the link.
[He was] a ruthless murderer. He had his own wife and her two brothers slain because he suspected them of treason. He was married at least nine times in order to fulfill his lusts and strengthen his political ties. –Wiersbe
Herod here is Herod the Great, who ruled as king from 37 to 4 B.C. He was a figure of heroic proportions, whose rebuilding of the Jerusalem temple represented a major feat of ancient architecture, but whose rule was tyrannical, ruthless, and cruel. –J. Nolland
Ready to take a next step in your personal or group study time? Follow the link below for printable discussion questions about today's message. You'll also find links to this Sunday's audio, video and weekend program.