‘December 17, 2017 Sunday Morning Worship | Carl McCray, Pastor

How Will You Experience Christmas? 

Every week, unless due to an unforeseen (usually technical) issue, Burgin Baptist Church posts our morning worship service.  In today’s worship, Heather Thomas told her personal testimony, Hannah Sanders shared her interpretive movement to the song, “Breath of Heaven” by Amy Grant, and Pastor Carl McCray taught from Luke 2:14-20 about Eight Days ‘Til Christmas. 

Eight Days ‘Til Christmas (Luke 2:14-20)

People can experience the same thing – attend the same church, same class, same sermon – but have entirely different perspectives. How can that be? What we experience is determined by what we’re looking for. There are eight days until Christmas, and here is the important question. How will you experience Christmas this year?  In Luke, we see how differently the first Christmas was experienced…

  1. The angels experienced Christmas with great joy (Luke 2:14 NIV)
  2. Mary experienced Christmas with wonder. She pondered it all in her heart. (Luke 2:19 NIV),
  3. The magi experienced Christmas as a journey (Matthew 2:1-12 NIV), The Christian life is a journey. What are you seeking?
  4. Herod experienced Christmas as a threat (Matthew 2:1-13 NIV). 
  5. Shepherds experienced Christmas personally (Luke 2:15-16 NIV). They wanted to see the newborn King for themselves. Then they shared their story of what they saw to others.

How will you experience Christmas? The greatest gift you can receive at Christmas is salvation and forgiveness of sins. Experience Christ fully this Christmas! 


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