The Gifts We Bring

November 22, 2017
By Allison Gonzalez

The Gifts We Bring: An Advent Sermon Series

At this time of year we spend a lot of our days feeling a sense of expectation. We watch the Christmas tree fill up with presents, and we can’t wait to see the gifts that have been given to us. This season in the church is called Advent. It is a time of expectation, a time leading up to the day we celebrate the greatest gift ever given to the world, God’s only son, Jesus Christ.
We hope you will join us on Sunday mornings in December for our Advent sermon series, as we prepare for the birth of the Christ Child.

Week One: The Gift of Expectancy 

This might be the most wonderful time of the year, but for many of us it is also the busiest. There are deadlines to meet. There are gifts to buy. There are parties to attend and family to visit. It is easy to get too focused on the trappings of the season and forget about the true gift of Christmas. This Christmas, don’t miss the greatest gift of all. A gift that is meant for you. The gift of the Christ Child. Join us this Sunday at Mt. Bethel and let us introduce you to the baby born in a manger.

Week Two: The Gift of Grace

When we are young, we are told if we aren’t good little boys and girls, Santa Claus will put coal in our stockings. We learn that in order to receive good gifts, we must be good people. However, God shows us that even though we aren’t perfect, even though we might not deserve a great present, He loves us enough to give us the gift of His son, Jesus Christ. Join us at Mt. Bethel this Sunday and discover just how much God loves you.

Week Three: The Gift of Reconciliation

What’s on your Christmas list? A new car? A little bling? The iPhone X? New is good. We like new. Unfortunately, we live with a lot of old in our lives. Soured relationships, regrets, grudges. Jesus Christ came into the world to make all things new, and that includes you, your relationships, and your feelings. Join us this Sunday at Mt Bethel and discover how God wants to do something new in you.

Week Four: The Gift of Jesus

This time of year tends to be hectic and stressful, and the only thing many of us really want is some peace. If that’s you, we have some good news. Jesus Christ is the Prince of Peace, and God the Father sent Him into the world to bring peace into your life. Join us this Christmas Eve at Mt. Bethel and discover true peace.

Week Five: The Gift of Adoption

Did you get everything you wanted for Christmas? There is an amazing gift we often forget we have received, and that is the ability to be called sons and daughters of God, through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. No matter who you are, where you’re from, or how much money you have, if you know Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, you are a child of the King. Join us this Sunday as we unwrap the incredible gift of being a child of God.