There is a darkness in the world that we seem powerless to remove. Almost all belief systems offer a solution to this darkness. Christmas, however, is God’s unique and lasting answer to the darkness in the world and the darkness we find in ourselves.
0:00 Intro, Welcome, Giveaway
3:00 Christmas at Home w/ the Liudahl Sioda Fam
5:00 The Solution [A Light in the Darkness, pt 2], w/ Jon
32:00 O Come O Come Emmanuel, ft Aaron
33:00 Christmas Party & Glove-Drive
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▶ #forSalem December Challenge: Church @ the Park Glove Drive
Collecting 50 pairs of Warm Winter Gloves (Gender Neutral) – heavy and warm, in NEW OR LIKE NEW Condition (“Like New” means CLEAN & NO rips, stains, holes, or fraying). Drop-Off by December 23, 2020, location request here. More info on Church @ the Park: https://www.church-at-the-park.org/.
▶ Crosscreek’s Drive-In Christmas Party! December 19, 2020, 2pm: Info at www.yourcrosscreek.com/drivein/
▶ #SalemOregon #local Giveaways (Happening on Social Media later this week)
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▶ Suggested Readings:
The Christmas Story: Luke 2 – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%202&version=NLT
▶ Music we listened to making this episode:
Lauren Daigle- O come, O come, Emmanuel: https://youtu.be/HGw0QK6ICZA
Musicality- From Now On (Cover from “The Greatest Showman”): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruCl8X-xWPA
Joy Williams- Here With Us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOyHuYGE1Mg
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- What was your reaction to the description of sin in this message? Why do you think that is?
- Read John 3:16-21. What stands out to you in terms of what Jesus offers you/us?
- What questions/barriers are there for you in following and responding to the light of Jesus? How can your group pray for you in this?
▶ Soundtrack thanks from this episode 🙂
Hip Hop Christmas & B Canon and Variation by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/