The Christmas season has kicked into gear. We are only 9 days out from the Carols and on Sunday we are starting our new Christmas sermon series called He Made Us Family.
For the next few weeks, we will be diving into the first chapters of the book of Matthew, which records the early years of Jesus’ life and family. Matthew is the very first book of the New Testament, and it opens with the genealogy of Jesus, tracing his heritage back thousands of years.
In other words, the Bible introduces Jesus in the context of a human family—a family with an amazingly history.
God entered into human history through a family in order to make us his family: the church. But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God. John 1:12-13 Through Jesus, followers of his are meant to live life together like brothers and sisters. We’re a family, with God as our Father.
This Sunday we will also be celebrating communion.
I pray you can join us as we spend some time in the midst of all of our busyness reflecting what it means to be a part of God’s family.
PS – Don’t forget Sunday is the FINAL OPPORTUNITY for you to place your gifts under the Christmas Tree to support the Dandenong Ranges Emergency Relief Service Empty Christmas Tree. Thanks for giving to those in need.