Contributed on Dec 3, 2021
God uses the weak to shame the strong; he does this by choosing the young Mary for the important task of bearing his Son.
INTRODUCTION • Over the next three weeks, we will look at different characters in the Christmas story to see how the birth of Jesus was good news of great joy for all of them, a poor young couple like Joseph and Mary, the marginalized shepherds, or even cosmic beings (angels). • We tend to focus on ...read more
Contributed on Dec 10, 2021
God uses outcasts to announce Jesus's birth.
Good News for The Outcasts Jeffery Anselmi / General Characters of Christmas / Birth of Jesus; Shepherds at Birth of Christ / Luke 2:8–20 INTRODUCTION • Do you remember when you had a child, or when you got married or graduated from High School or College? • What do we usually do when a ...read more
Contributed on Dec 17, 2021
The birth of Jesus shows the cosmic scope of God’s salvation plan; even heaven was excited about Jesus’s birth.
Good News For All Creation Jeffery Anselmi / General The Characters of Christmas / Christmas / Luke 2:8–20 Big Idea: The birth of Jesus shows the cosmic scope of God’s salvation plan; even heaven was excited about Jesus’s birth INTRODUCTION • Christmas is upon us! • It seems like we just ...read more