“Through the Eyes of a Wise Man” > 4th week of Advent > December 22+23, 2012

The Texts: Matthew 2:1,11 , 5:15-16 ; 1John 1:9 ; Philippians 2:5-11 ; 2 Corinthians 9:15 ; Ephesians 2:4-5 ; Titus 1:4 ; Colossians 1:14 ; John 14:27 ; 2 Thessalonians 2:16 ; 1 Peter 1:3 ; Luke 1:38 , 2:4,8  ….    Note: you may have to click on the “read more” button below to reveal the audio kink.    ….    This weeks message on the 4th weekend of Advent is delivered by Dan M. as a wise man. He tells  how many people missed the reason for the celebration, and how none of us deserve Jesus’ gift , and how the gift of salvation is the greatest gift of all!! Jesus offers forgiveness, peace and hope.    ….    The message is preceded by the call to worship by Bob R., a reading from Philippians 2:5-11 in several languages, and a skit performed by our excellent and talented drama team.  The drama shows how a birthday party planned by a mother and father for their son goes all wrong when the guests totally miss the point of the celebration. The guests just come for the party and forget that they are there for the son’s birthday. {The audio for the skit is very low, so you may need to kick up the volume on your speakers for this part of the MP3. }   After the drama skit is an introduction to Dan M. as the wise man by Pastor David Riemenschneider.  …  After Dan M. delivers his message as the wise man, Pastor David concludes the service, followed by the Benediction.