Salvation

Light of the World

Light of the World

This Christmas Eve, as we do most every year, we will hear Luke 2:1-20. It’s the familiar story of Jesus’ birth and the shepherds arriving after the angel’s announcement. It’s what expect to hear on Christmas Eve. 

Near the end of the service, we will do something that’s become expectation: we will light and raise our candles. That’s in keeping with the Christmas Day scripture: John 1:1-14. We stand firm on the promise of John 1:5 – The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.

Your Invitation to Experience...

Your Invitation to Experience...

Two messages emerge repeatedly in Christian theology: 1.) You can’t do it on your own; you need the Savior who has entered your flesh to redeem you and 2.) As a response to his gift of salvation, give your best self to honor your Lord.  The invitation to experience eternal life, to take Jesus into your life as though your life depends on it, now brings both messages together.