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In just a few days is Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and even Boxing Day. Merry Christmas!

As a Christian and as the Church of Jesus Christ, here at WEFC and all over the world; this is a key calendar event. Many criticize against Christmas because they feel it is so commercialized. Actually, we are in control of the commercialism for ourselves. Deep down we know that Christmas is about Jesus - He is the reason for the season. Over the last two weeks we have been looking at the “not-so traditional” Scripture text of the Christmas story; John 1:1-37. The Apostle John, one of Jesus’ closest friends while on earth, writes to help his readers and by extension, us, to focus beyond the story of the birth of Jesus on earth. Please do take some time this week to read the Christmas story in Luke 1-2.

What about the Christmas Story? What’s the point? Why didn’t Jesus just show up as a 30-year-old man who has now arrived to save the world? The Christmas story is all about saving the world, let’s look at this purpose in John 1:29-37.

Weekly Reflection:

  1. Read the Christmas Story in Luke 1-2
  2. Watch the movie “The Nativity Story” (2006)
  3. Each day spend 10-15 minutes in your favorite chair: listen to a favorite Christmas Carol, and write down 5 things about this Christmas you can be thankful for.
  4. This week, call 5 people to wish them a Merry Christmas and pray for them. Go for a walk, connect with people over this Christmas.