Sun, 6 December 2015
November 29, 2015 1st Sunday of Advent
The Light of Christmas
Sharing the Hope of God With Others
Synopsis: “Hope” is the spark that starts the fire for the Light of Christmas! What is it that you are hoping for this Christmas? I hope that our Christmas Eve Candlelight service will be the best ever. Yes I hope we will have more people but I am especially hoping for a movement of the Spirit of Christ in the service that will bless all of us throughout the coming year. Why? Because The Light of Christmasis the “hope” of the world. So I am not hoping for a certain present under the tree, but rather your presence to honor, remember, and celebrate the birth of savior Jesus Christ.
Today marks the first Sunday in our preparations for Christmas. Thanksgiving has prepared us well for our journey. Even so people can get a little selfish at times and Christmas season is no exception. And even though more gifts are given to charities at this time of the year than any other time some people still want to get all they can and sit on the can. I’m hoping you are some of those people who have hope because of the Light of Christmas and that you want to share that hope with others.
How do you share the Hope of God with others? There are many ways. One way I want to invite you to employ this Advent Season is to invite others to join you for worship, especially on Christmas Eve. Keep in mind that “HOPE” is the spark that starts the fire for the light of Christmas.
Text (NLT): Matthew 4:12-17
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 9:1-3