A James River Christmas 2016

Posted on 12/04/16 by John Lindell in Special Messages

Join us as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, and experience A James River Christmas. Enjoy spectacular Christmas music, a touching live nativity, and a powerful testimony of God’s great love and redemption. Also, join us as we hear an inspiring Christmas sermon from Pastor John Lindell titled, “God Comes to Us – It’s What Christmas is About.” Our prayer is that this service encourages you to follow Jesus with your whole heart and give Him praise every day of your life.

 

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God Comes to Us – It’s What Christmas is About

1st – God comes to show us favor

Luke 1:28 NLT
28Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, favored woman! The Lord is with you!”

2nd – God comes to remove fear

Luke 1:28-30 NLT
28Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, favored woman! The Lord is with you!” 29Confused and disturbed, Mary tried to think what the angel could mean. 30“Don’t be afraid, Mary,” the angel told her, “for you have found favor with God!

3rd – God comes to do something supernatural in our lives

Luke 1:31 NLT
31You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus.

Luke 1:34-36 NLT
34Mary asked the angel, “But how can this happen? I am a virgin.” 35The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the baby to be born will be holy, and he will be called the Son of God. 36What’s more, your relative Elizabeth has become pregnant in her old age! People used to say she was barren, but she has conceived a son and is now in her sixth month.

4th – God comes to make our lives about what matters most

Luke 1:32-33 NLT
32He will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David. 33And he will reign over Israel forever; his Kingdom will never end!”

5th – God comes so that we will put our faith in Him

Luke 1:34-35 NLT
34Mary asked the angel, “But how can this happen? I am a virgin.” 35The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the baby to be born will be holy, and he will be called the Son of God.

Luke 1:38 NLT
38Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” And then the angel left her.

Luke 1:45 NLT
45You are blessed because you believed that the Lord would do what he said.”

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