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Discovery Park :: December 24, 2017

The following are family resources from Emmanuel Baptist Church, Crestview, Florida designed to help adults continue the conversation of faith at home with their children. Each week, you will find new content that reinforces the things your kids have learned at church.

December 24, 2017

Bible Story Focus: God gave us Jesus because He loves us.

Happy Birthday Jesus! • Luke 2

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Memory Verse: “God has given a son to us.” Isaiah 9:6, NCV

Key Question: How do we know God loves us?

Bottom Line: God gave us Jesus.

Basic Truth: God loves me.

NO EVENING ACTIVITIES ON CAMPUS FOR SUNDAY NIGHT, DEC. 24TH

NO WEDNESDAY ACTIVITIES ON CAMPUS FOR WEDNESDAY NIGHT, DEC. 27TH 

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

AN IMPERFECT CHRISTMAS
By Carey Nieuwhof


It’s no secret that Christmas can be one of the most stressful times of the year. And the tension is that by Christmas Eve, all the ‘how to avoid stress’ tips from the I’ve-got-everything-together-why-don’t-you people seem too little too late:

  • Start your shopping early. (Too late)

  • Eat in moderation. (You’ve already pigged out)

  • Spend less. (You tried. Really tried.)

  • Don’t say ‘yes’ to every family gathering. (But how could you say ‘no’?)

I could go on, but it wouldn’t be helpful. The truth is there is always some stress associated with the holidays. Which is incredibly good news. Especially given that it’s Christmas. The stress you’re feeling (or the grief, or the emptiness) is exactly why Christmas arrived in the first place. Jesus arrived on the planet not because we had it all together, but because we didn’t . . .

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