Date: Sunday, December 9, 2018
God promised that He would give His Spirit to His people. Jesus reiterated this promise to His disciples, and encouraged them to wait in Jerusalem for the Holy Spirit to be given to them. Because the Holy Spirit is so key to our lives as followers of Jesus Christ, our new message series will be called 'Spirit of God Lift Me Up'. We will look at Scripture to learn more about the Holy Spirit’s powerful work throughout history and in the world today and in our lives.
When we think of Christmas, we obviously focus on Christ Jesus, for He is the focal point of Christmas. Christmas means to "worship Christ." This morning, as we think of Jesus Christ’s coming into the world, we will focus specifically on God’s love for us. Thus, we will look at John 3:16. Hopefully this is a familiar Bible verse to all of us. If it isn’t, don’t worry. We will look at it in detail together, for in this verse, we can see the full extent of God’s love for us and also how we are to respond to His love.