In the Gospel writer Luke’s version of the Christmas story, we discover stories behind The Story… stories of Christmas Behind the Seen. In these stories, we see the lives of real people who understood the significance of The Story… the amazing reality that God would come to change everything.
In the stories behind The Story, we see blessing as young Mary looks behind the seen, recognizing the blessing of God as He has chosen her to bear Jesus, the Savior. So she responds by blessing her God. We see joy as Elizabeth anticipates the joy of God in the flesh, and she cannot contain her joy. We see compassion as Joseph chooses to see behind the seen and responds with kindness and compassion, even amidst the dramatic upheaval of his own plans. We see hope in Simeon longing for the hope of Israel. We see serving as Anna dedicates her life to the God who has come to rescue and restore.
From stories of obscurity to The Story of the Nativity, what could happen in our lives and in our world if we respond to Christmas Behind the Seen?
December 5 – “Blessing Seen”
December 12 – “Joy Seen”
December 19 – “Compassion Seen”
December 24 – “Hope Seen” (Christmas Eve Services at 2:45, 4:45, & 6:45 pm)
December 26 – “Serving Seen”
Join us at Northshore on Sundays at 8:45 am, 10:45 am or 5:45 pm. Invite your family, friends, and neighbors to this message series to experience a Christmas they’ve never encountered before.