Unwrapping the real meaning of Christmas.
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Under Wraps is an all-church Advent experience that explores the character of God described in the Old Testament and then revealed through Jesus Christ. Through small group resources for all ages, teaching video, worship ideas and visuals, sermon lead-in videos, and preaching guides, all areas of church life weave together for an exciting, new Advent celebration. Each week centers on a key word that describes a characteristic of God that is evidenced in the Old Testament and then seen more clearly through Jesus: faithful, dangerous, expectant and jealous.
In Session 2, Ed Robb discusses how the sweet little Christ child we celebrate at Christmas actually had a very dangerous mission, challenging injustice and defeating evil and sin; and as his followers we are called to join him in his work by being agents of his truth and love and bringing light and life into the dark places of this world.
Run Time: 16:40
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In Session 3, Andy Nixon shows that by sending his own Son, Jesus, to come and live with us, God shows us just how jealous he is for us—how much he wants to know us and be known. Andy challenges us to prepare for Jesus’ birthday by putting him first in our hearts and lives and making ourselves available to share his love.
Run Time: 15:35
In Session 4, Rob Renfroe explores how, on Christmas day, God came into our world in the person of Jesus and ultimately died on a cross so that we might know that we are loved and turn back to follow him. Rob reminds us that our God is a covenant God who is faithful and true no matter the cost.
Run Time: 17:50