December 4 - 18 & Christmas Eve
There are movies and TV shows we always try to watch at Christmas time. Movies like A Christmas Carol, It’s a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34 th Street, and Christmas Vacation. And shows like Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and A Charlie Brown Christmas.
Even though we love them, we all know they’re stories, made up in someone’s creative imagination. If you’ve ever read any of the Christmas stories in the collection of books called the bible, they feature characters like a girl named Mary, a guy named Joseph, shepherds, wise men, angels, and of course, a baby.
Have you ever wondered, did an angel really appear to Mary? Did she really give birth to the Son of God? Did angels really announce it to shepherds? Did wise men really follow a star?
This Christmas at Gateway Church we’re going to look at some of these advent stories in a new way.
Part 1: God's Purpose
Part 2: God's Pleasure
Part 3: God's Presence
Part 4: God's Peace