Christmas is complicated. It’s busy. And especially if you’ve had an unexpected experience this past year that brought pain in your life, it can be really difficult to understand how it’s even possible to experience joy this time of year.

This past Sunday, we kicked off our Christmas teaching series at First Christian Church. We dug into Luke chapter 2 and the idea that Jesus came to be a source of real, lasting joy in our lives. If you’re struggling with finding joy this Christmas, I hope this encourages you.

And whether you are someone that believes in Jesus or not, I hope you hear that the true message of Christmas is simple: Good news. Great joy. Peace. All people.

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.” (John 1:14)

It’s about a God who is so interested IN you that He came TO you to SAVE you and bring peace and joy to your life not because of who you are, but because of who HE is.