In this Advent message Senior Pastor David Ball reminds us that Christmas is not always merry, nor should it be. Scripture tells us to look at the big picture. We can't truly embrace the birth of Christ without looking ahead to his death and suffering. Seeing this we can understand that Jesus came to walk that path for our sake. He defeated death, but it is fitting that we make that same journey ourselves until we see him again.
The Scripture Lessons for the Day were:
- Isaiah 41:8-13
- Hebrews 2:10-18
- Luke 9:18-27
Also referenced: Isaiah 53:1-12