Advent Interruptions

Read John 1:1-5; 14

This week, we will explore interruptions.  Without giving too much away, let me just say this:  Christmas interrupts our lives.  The coming of the Lord Jesus, born of a virgin in a lowly and humble backdrop, was intended to break into your life.  This was God’s purpose in coming, not to just interrupt but to truly set things straight.

We sure make much ado about the seasonal aspect of Christmas:  shopping; decorating; baking and cooking; traveling and celebrating.  Now those things aren’t necessarily “bad,” but we must ask ourselves the question:  What is our motive?  Better yet, where does our heart lie in it all?  We would do well to remember the incredible collision of 2 worlds as Jesus took on flesh and became one of us.  Our minds cannot fathom the totality of His Kingdom invading the kingdoms of this world, but we do know that a major collide occurred in the reality of His 1st Coming. 

Again, I don’t want to give away our direction for this coming Sunday (12-19-10), but know this:  It is God-ordained at such a time as this, for this 4th Sunday of Advent.  Please be sure to join us this week for the special Kid’s Presentation of “STICKS: Away in a Manger.”  It’s the inaugural launch of this new kid’s ministry; plus, we will explore interruptions. 

May God bless you and yours richly, this Holy Season…

Pastor Porter

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