The story is this:
Our Father in Heaven gave the gift of God Himself in the person of His son Jesus: The Christ or Messiah or Savior.
God told us He was coming:
God told us how He would come:
God told us where He would come:
God told us why He would come:
Christmas is the celebration of God's great work of saving any person from eternal death, seperation from Him, due to a terminal illness called sin.
God did not begin this heroic work through the battle cry of a heavily clad worrior. Or a governmental coup.
God chose the cry of an infant, the life of a meager man, to effect global change on an elemental level of existence that would change the lives of every person it ever touches.
This Christmas we look back to an event that changed the entire orientation of the world. Look at the date, He is it's referent.
In John 1:14 the disciple of Jesus writes: "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth." (ESV)
God put on a people-suit
like an astronaut puts on a space suit.
God came down and took people by the hand
and walked us through life
and pointed us to Our Father in Heaven.
Learn about God.
He has shown us who He is and how He sees us,
in the message system He has provided to people called the Bible.
Thats what gets taught here in Alva: The Truth
collected in an anthology of 66 books
written by around 40 authors
called the Bible.
This History book points to the birth of Jesus.
The Jewish Scriptures (Old Testament) look forward to His Advent.
The New Testament tells of the change that resulted from His coming.
Isaiah 9:2 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shined. (ESV)
Come worship the King of Glory
in the Grace of God
(We don't need to merely attend 'church' ;)
Step out of religious performance into freedom.
Jesus fixed that, so don't be tricked back into it!
Come be where people are healed from the lameness of life.
Come be where real people accept plain folk for who they are.
Come walk in your true identity in Christ!
Go to any church that teaches the Bible as true and real.