Undeniable: God’s love is good news for everyone.
Read: Luke 2:8-15
Advent Theme: Love
The Great Birth Announcement
100 years ago, we wouldn’t receive news on television, the radio, the internet or Siri. News came from newspapers, and in big cities, newspapers were sold by boys…kids. These boys, as young as 6 and 7 years old, would cry out the headlines to sell their papers. Extra! Extra! Read all about it!! While the way we get the news is very different than 100 years ago, the most popular news items aren’t any different. Bad news always sells best. Murder, scandals, crime, fires, earthquakes are always good news for the news business. Then and now, we don’t hear much good news in the news. 2000 years ago, something undeniably good happened. It was Good News! Jesus was born in a stable to a young mother and her husband. They were greeted by shepherds – the lowest of the low in their society. But it was still Good News. This baby, wasn’t just any baby. He was the Son of God! He had come to bring peace, joy and love to the world. 2000 years have passed, and this is still good news to celebrate. Here’s a really cool part. You don’t have to be an adult to share this good news with friends, neighbors or family. You can be like one of those newsboys from 100 years ago shouting on a street corner…Extra! Extra! Hear all about it!! We have Good News! God’s love has come to us through Jesus. Let’s share it!
-Pastor Andy Bondurant
Questions: What is your favorite way to hear the news? What do you think is the best way to share the Good News of Jesus?
Parents: Share a story of receiving some great news. What did you do when you heard the news? Did you share it with others? How did you tell them (in person, on the phone, internet, etc)?
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. -John 3:16 (NIV)
On the fourth week of Advent, we are challenging you to Invite four friends to encounter the love of Christ this Christmas season via text, website or invite cards. Invite cards are available at the information center which include the service times for our Christmas Eve and morning services.