SERMON SERIES: SURVIVING CHRISTMAS
Christmas time brings with it so much that’s wonderful. But amidst all that good, the holidays can be tough. What do you do when your Christmas doesn’t go the way you wish it would? How do you deal with family members who frustrate or offend you? Is it inevitable that this season is fraught with disappointment and conflict?
In this series, we’ll find out that God actually has some (very helpful) things to say to us about surviving Christmas.
PART 1: DEATH BY DISAPPOINTMENT
Christmastime is full of expectations. The photos, the presents, the meals, the parties, the family interactions--we have an idea of how each of these things should go. Unfortunately, things often don’t go according to plan. Photos don’t turn out, presents don’t arrive on time, your kids (or parents) don’t behave--the list goes on and on. So what do you do with the disappointment that inevitably comes? In this message, we’ll see what God has to say about surviving the unmet expectations that often plague us at Christmas (and the rest of the year as well).
12/10/17 Speaker: Justin Gerhardt
PART 2: THE FIRE OF CONFLICT
The holiday give us a great opportunity to gather with others. But with “others”...comes conflict. Spouse-to-spouse, sibling-to-sibling, child-to-parent, parent-to-child, friend-to-friend--the opportunities for us to disagree with and disappoint one another abound at this time of year.
So how do we survive? We’ll look to a famous passage in Scripture for the answer.
Text: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
12/17/17 Speaker: Justin Gerhardt