December 3-24, 2017
Christmas can be a glorious time of year, but it can also be misleading. Trees, lights, presents. Is this what Christmas is all about? No! Christmas is about Jesus Christ being born into the world to bring hope to sinners. So do we stop with all the trivialities? We don’t have to. In fact, we just might find that these things are symbols of a deep reality. In this series we will look beneath the surface and learn how the trappings of Christmas point us to the indescribable facets of the glory of Christ.
Light In OUr Darkness
12.03.2017 | Brent Hall
There are many things in our culture that can distract us from the true meaning of Christmas. When Christmas loses its meaning, it’s like opening a beautiful gift only to find it empty inside. In the end, Christmas without Jesus leaves US empty and in the dark. But when we bask in the light that was born into the world and let this light into our hearts, we can be filled with thanksgiving, hope, and joy! This week we will discuss why Jesus is referred to as “light” and why living in the light requires courage.
Life After Death: How Do We Know?
12.10.2017 | Brent Hall
Maybe you don’t think about your own death much, but it’s a reality we can’t escape. Many of us want to sweep such a thought under the rug—maybe you’re even annoyed with me (Pastor Brent) for simply bringing it up! The good news, though, is that we have a good, objective reason to believe in life after death. Jesus was born into the world so that we could have clarity on this topic, so that we could plan accordingly and experience true peace. This week we will explore what the Scriptures say about heaven, the deceptions that are leading many astray on this topic, and we will discuss the crucial evidence we have for knowing that your conscious self will live on even after you die.
A Life or Death Mission
12.17.17 | Brent Hall
Christmas reminds us that we have good news, the good news of eternal life! Amazingly, the difference of eternal life and eternal death is in our possession! As followers of Jesus Christ, we are given the responsibility to make the good news of Jesus Christ, the way of salvation, known to others—our family, friends, neighbors, etc. Every Christian is called to be a part of this monumental mission. If you’re a believer, that means you! But let’s be honest: there are many reasons Christians neglect living life on mission. This Sunday we will discuss the challenges of living life on mission, the mission and vision of Edinbrook Church, and how you can be a part of it in very practical ways.
12.24.17 | Bob Coombe
Can you think of Christmas Eve without the enduring images of a star, manger, shepherds, and wise men? What is wrong with those images? What is the response to these events that the wise men knew and we don’t seem to remember? Join us Christmas Eve morning to reawaken the awe of Christmas. Something is going on that God intends for us and the world to take notice of this cold Sunday morning!