This year I preached a short three-part Christmas sermon series using traditional Christmas movies/stories to illustrate contemporary biblical messages.
- Dickens’ The Christmas Carol underscored God’s continual call for social justice. As Jacob Marley’s ghost articulated- Mankind is our business.
- The story of George Bailey’s wonderful life served to help demonstrate how God defines what life is truly about. To really discover life we must first lose our life. This is the wonderful paradox of heaven!
- In Dr. Seuss story of the mean ole Grinch we see echoes of Christ’s warnings against defining life by our possessions. The Grinch learned that stuff does not define real joy.
This is how we celebrated Christmas-time at Gateway this year. Well this and some Christmas caroling! 🙂
I pray that your celebration brings you closer to Christ- and not just at this time of the year, but always.
Remember, he is the reason for every season.
Thanks for reading the blog this year!
God bless you and Merry Christmas!