December 25, 2016 – God Is With Us

Pastor Jeff Purganan

Scripture:

Key Point:

  • Speaks to a government of peace?  Hard to imagine a land where the law of love is what presides.
  • Strange tradition, celebrating a baby, rather than celebrating Jesus!  We don’t do that with ourselves.  We do it to image the government being on baby Christ’s shoulders.
  • This takes quite a bit of imagination of what a government of peace could be if based on love: people providing for the poor – giving and feeding.  We are a people giving joy, comfort.  Giving peace. Giving gifts.
  • Baby Christ is God’s placement of light in the darkness.  It’s celebrating and imaging what it should be, what we should be proclaiming: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace