Sunday December 25, 2011
Matthew 1:22-23, Colossians 1:21-29
What's in a Name?
Join us as Bob Christopher shares the meaning behind the Christmas Story. In our own minds, we felt that we were God's enemies, alienated from Him. Our sinful behavior causes us to think this. However, this is not what was true in God's mind. God sent His only Son into the world so that we would not perish. Immanuel means "God with us". Humanity was reconciled back to God through Christ's death. This is not a God who holds us as His enemies, rather, a God who cherishes His creation, regardless of our behavior. Christ in us, our hope of glory--that's Christmas.