The Sense of Believe – Believe (Session Three)

Believe is the title of the Christmas series here at The Church @ 434 and we are pondering the real meaning of Christmas and how it impacts what we really believe. Today we revisit that very first Christmas morning and discover that it makes sense and our senses become a part of our belief. Get ready, Christmas time is here and the celebration continues.

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The Gift of the Shepherds – White Elephant Christmas (Session Three)

It is less than a week before Christmas. Hopefully by now you have finished all of your gift shopping, you have completed all the tasks you must complete, and all you have left is to lean back and relax before Christmas day arrives. The reality for most folks is that the next few days are going to be busy and you have much to get done before the big day arrives. The very first Christmas was an extremely hectic time and each week we have tried to place you in the moment and remind you of some of the gifts that we discover when we take the time to look. These are gifts that although many don’t know what to do with them, are very real and very important. Once again, in this study we go the manger and discover gifts that are loaded with meaning for us today.

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Who Are These People? What Are They Doing Here? – Christmas Vacation (Session 3) – Welcome the Uninvited Guests

Christmas is loaded with incredible moments that create memories that last a lifetime…some of those memories are made better (or worse) by the time spent with family and friends. Most people have at one time or another have had to deal with the unexpected arrival of an unwanted guest. The questions begin immediately…what are they doing here? who invited them? does anyone know them? and so many more…. Our Christmas Vacation series turns our thoughts today to those uninvited, yet important guests, found at the very first Christmas. This would be the shepherds…those famous first visitors who arrived because they heard the proclamation of the angels as they kept watch over their sheep. Their story and their trip to see the baby allows us to ask some questions today that will remind us of some important life lessons to remember this Christmas.

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