Crosscreek Community Church, Salem, Oregon
UNEXPECTED -- Together #forSalem (Ep 38)
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Darkness seems overwhelming until the tiniest light is lit. The darkness around us, and even in us, often feels overwhelming. But Christmas is the story of God’s light breaking through the darkness and bringing us more light than we could have ever imagined.

Episode Breakdown:
0:00 Intro & Welcome
2:30 Christmas at Home w/ the O’Connors
4:25 Unexpected [A Light in the Darkness, pt 1], w/ Jon
25:30 Noel, ft Donna, Michael & Aaron
29:30 Giveaway & 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). Physical Location Drop-Off Details 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)
– Enter to win this week on Social Media: Noble Wave- https://www.enjoynoblewave.com/
– This week’s winner: French Press Coffee & Crepes- https://frenchpressroasters.com/

Suggested Readings:
The Christmas Story: Luke 2 – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%202&version=NLT

Music we listened to making this episode:
Robert Goulet, Christmas Waltz – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2Vo4rNjObg
The Greatest Showman Cast, The Greatest Show- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyVYXRD1Ans
MIchael W. Smith, All is Well- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdlwrhxomfA

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

  1. This series is called “A Light in the Darkness” and this message is titled “Unexpected”. What would be your own theme/title for Christmas and why?
  2. Read John 1:1-9 (read until verse 18 for extra credit). What stands out to you in John’s description of Jesus and his coming? Do you get any encouragement or insight from this passage?
  3. Where do you see God’s light in your life right now? How can your group pray for you this week?

 

▶ 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/

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