Don’t you love the feeling of Christmas?
Cheer, wonder, excitement, generosity.
This year, our whole church, will be taking a journey through the feelings of the First Christmas through the Eyes of those who were there. Our children will be having their own special experience at LifeKids, in Professor Playtime’s Christmas Shop of Wonders.
Listen to Jesus Compassion: Removing the Mess
December 29, 2013 | Pastor Brad Murphy
2 Samuel 11-12, Psalm 51, Ephesians 2:1-10
Jesus Compassion: ReMoving the Mess
The days following Christmas are often the messiest. The tree branches droop, the water in the stand is rotten. The living room floor is covered in wrapping paper and torn packages. The kitchen is full of dirty dishes, and the counters covered in flour and other debris.
The first Christmas probably wasn’t as silent and picturesque as our nativities and carols imply. Jesus came into a messy situation. His was an unplanned pregnancy that nearly led to divorce. His poor parents had to make an unexpected trip at the time she was about to deliver. He was born in a dirty manger, received ominous prophesies, and was nearly executed by a homicidal king, but escaped to Egypt just in time.
This description may sound similar to your family or life, but the good news is Jesus isn’t afraid of your mess.
This week we look at the life of King David, and how to allow Jesus to ReMove the Mess:
- How a Mess Grows
- Recognizing We are in a Mess
- Repenting of our Mess
- Jesus Replaces our Mess
From Mess to Masterpiece
You will be encouraged to give Jesus your mess and accept his mercy and grace in it’s place, as he chisels your life to become his great masterpiece.