Vintage Christmas: Signs & Symbols of God With Us | 3 of 4

Santa Claus

Aaron Engler
Dec 16, 2018
Series Description

Worn out from a busy Fall and weary from bad news, we can’t wait for the chance to escape it all at Christmas. But the trees and gifts, stockings and candles were never meant to magically transport us out of this world. They were meant to be symbols of the hope Jesus is bringing to this world! This Advent we’ll explore how these iconic Christmas symbols point to the many ways God shows up in our lives -- and how they invite us to practice Christmas differently. Instead of seeking sentimental escape, how can we follow Jesus by showing up for our neighbors?

Corporate Prayers

Prayer of Illumination: Living God, as we read the words of scripture, point us to your living Word who walked among us, and surround us by your Spirit that we may move beyond your words into life-changing acts of grace, love, hope, and peace. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.