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Pastor's Corner: The first Christmas morning

I'm sure you'd agree that it doesn't seem possible that another Christmas Day is drawing near! All of the preparations of shopping for gifts, purchasing and cooking meals, planning the day with family or friends, and that's not to mention attending Advent services leading up to Christmas Day.

Have you ever wondered what you'd do if it wasn't true? What if Jesus was nothing more than an invented figure to rally the people of his day? For bestselling author and former investigative reporter Lee Strobel, those are the kinds of questions he asks and answers in "The Case for Christmas" published in 1998.

Our church family has been using his little book as a guide for our Advent season this year and finding solid answers to tough questions. Here's some of the highlights:

--Eyewitness evidence – Can the biographies of Jesus be trusted?

--Scientific evidence – What does archaeology reveal?

--Profile evidence – Did Jesus fulfill the attributes of God?

--Fingerprint evidence – Did Jesus uniquely match the identity of the Messiah?

Lee Strobel answers each of the previous questions with well-researched evidence that only reinforces the Biblical accounts I'd encourage you to read his little book as a way of celebrating Christmas and strengthening your understanding of who Jesus really is.

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in 2024!


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