(December 2-30, 2018)
Even people who are not professing Christians think they are familiar with the story of the Nativity. Every Christmas displays of Jesus resting in a manger populate lawns and churchyards, and songs about shepherds and angels fill the air. Yet despite the abundance of these Christian references in popular culture, how many of us have examined the hard edges of this biblical story?
Hidden Christmas will take us on an illuminating journey into the surprising background of the Nativity. By understanding the message of hope and salvation within the Bible’s account of Jesus’s birth, we will seek to understand the redeeming power of God’s grace in a meaningful and deeper way.
Advent Week 1 - December 2 - "Such Good News" (Matthew 1:1-17)
Advent Week 2 - December 9 - "The Courage of Christmas" (Matthew 1:18-25)
Advent Week 3 - December 16 - "Mary Responds" (Luke 1:26-55)
Advent Week 4 - December 23 - "Behold: A Family Christmas Service"
Christmas Eve - December 24 - "A Light Has Dawned" (Isaiah 9:2-7)
Advent Week 5 - December 30 - "The Doctrine of Christmas" (1 John 1:1-4)