ATYPICAL Christmas

Advent and Christmas preaching series


I suspect your Christmas celebrations may not be typical this year. Perhaps you cannot travel to be with the group of people with whom you usually spend the holidays. With the recent interruptions to our food supplies, maybe we can’t enjoy all of our traditional meals. To help us through these abnormal times, maybe we need to revisit the whole Christmas story from a new perspective.
 
The typical nativity scene includes a stable, a manger, a star, shepherds, angels, an assortment of farm animals, wisemen, Mary, Joseph, and of course, the Holy Babe. Surprisingly, all of these details about our Lord’s birth come from only two of the four gospel accounts – Matthew and Luke.
 
The gospel of John also tells the story of Incarnation, but does not do it in the same way. John’s account is poetic, prophetic, and philosophical. In this unusual year we will hear the story of Jesus’ birth, but not in the typical way. This time we will hear the story of Christmas in an atypical manner.

ATYPICAL Christmas


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