Monday, December 22, 2008

An Evident Church Christmas!

It's a great feeling to have our first Christmas at Evident! We're not doing any Christmas Eve services or anything like that this year (keeping it simple for now), but we're using the two Sundays surrounding Christmas to celebrate this amazing season.

Sunday, December 21 - Part of the worship experience for the first time at Evident, the Evident Church kids wowed us with special songs and even choreography. Honestly, the kids (and kid's leaders) were amazing - they absolutely stole the show! For the message, we dove into the question "How do you explain the virgin-birth?"

Larry King, when asked if he could interview anyone from all of history who would it be said, "Jesus Christ." "And what would you like to ask Him?" King replied, 'I would ask Him if He was indeed virgin-born. The answer to that question would define history for me.'"

Believe me, there's no reason to be bashful about believing in the virgin-birth. There's plenty of supporting "evidence" and when it comes down to it one can confidently say they believe Jesus was indeed virgin born. And this "sign" sets Jesus apart in human history as THE Christ, the Messiah, the promised one of God.

It's amazing that God left heaven, was willing to enter our sin-filled world (as he does our sin-filled lives), walked among us as we do, die for us, and then went back. It's the gospel!

Sunday, December 28 - We're looking forward to having communion together as a new church for the first time since we launched public worship services.

Thanks for all your support and prayers. God is bringing some great people to be a part of Evident.