Weekend Rewind- A Gift, and Conversation with an Atheist

21 Dec

Weekend Teaching Series: Unbelievable Gift

Sermon Title: An Unbelievable Gift

Sermon in a Sentence: God’s gift to us

Bible Verses Use: Matthew 7:11, John 3:16-17, Luke 2:1-20, Ephesians 2:8-10 

Weekend Scale of Difficulty: 7 out of 10

Attendance: 37

Service Length: 60min

Understandable Message: Jesus came to invade the world, to rescue the lost, and bring them back to the Father. At Christmas, the most incredible gift we could ever receive is a gift that was given to us over 2,000 years ago. Gifts are not deserved, we do nothing to earn them. We do have two choices: We can accept the gift, open it, and enjoy it. Or, we can choose not to accept it.

Grade: B-

Fun Aspect: We added hot chocolate to our Sunday mornings to go along with the donuts, and on Sat. nights we are doing soda and popcorn. The popcorn smell lofted all throughout the worship center and childrens areas…had some coveting going on!

I met a new student today, and he posed the question to me,”Can a Christian and an Atheist be friends?” My response was of course! After some discussion with him about he and his friend, he told me he was the Atheist. I was so stoked to have him join us, to ask questions, and engage in conversation. Why don’t more Christians talk to their Atheist friends?! I am prayerful that he will come back and continue to seek the answers to his questions. By far the high-lite of the weekend for me, very cool guy.

Final Thought: If you have not accepted the gift, why not? If you have accepted the gift, are you enjoying it? Are you living it out?

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